Toniann Pitassi

Professor Toniann Pitassi

Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto


Toniann received bachelors and masters degrees from Pennsylvania State University and then received a PhD from the University of Toronto in 1992. After that, Toniann spent 2 years as a postdoc at UCSD, and has held faculty positions at the University of Pittsburgh, The University of Arizona. Since 2000 she has been a professor at the University of Toronto where she is the Bell Research Chair in Information Systems, and a CIFAR Chair in AI. She is also a member of the Vector AI Institute and a member of the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS). Her primary research interests include: complexity theory, proof complexity, fairness in ML, data privacy and communication complexity. Students working in algorithmic fairness (or a related area): Elliot Creager, David Madras, Alex Edmonds, Yasaman Mahdaviyeh.