Biography

Rachel Thomas is founding director of the Center for Applied Data Ethics at USF's Data Institute and co-founder fast.ai, which created the Practical Deep Learning for Coders course that over 200,000 students and which has been featured in The Economist, MIT Tech Review, and Forbes. She was selected by Forbes as one of 20 Incredible Women in AI, earned her math PhD at Duke, and was an early engineer at Uber. Rachel is a popular writer and keynote speaker on topics of data ethics, AI accessibility, and bias in machine learning.

Education
PhD, Mathematics, Duke University
BA, Mathematics, Swarthmore College