Impact & Community Projects

Fair Bytes

Nonprofit advancing AI fairness & ethics education through byte-sized content, education, and community, reaching 25,000+ individuals since its launch.

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Defining and Evaluating Fair Natural Language Generation (2020)

Catherine Yeo, Alyssa Chen
Proceedings of the The Fourth Widening Natural Language Processing Workshop at ACL (Association for Computational Linguistics)

CONVO: What does conversational programming need? (2020)

Jessica Van Brummelen, Kevin Weng, Phoebe Lin, Catherine Yeo
IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC)

Polynomials That Behave Like The Riemann Zeta-Function (2017)

Dean Cureton*, Catherine Yeo*

Awards & Press

In the Media

• Harvard School of Engineering & Applied Sciences (2020): Virtual Hackathon Yields Real Solutions
• Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (2020): Diversifying the Future of Artificial Intelligence
• Pixel Journal (2020): Exploring Ethical Technology with Catherine Yeo
• AI For Anyone (2020): Fair Bytes: Algorithmic Fairness and Ethics in AI
• Los Angeles Times (2020): Recounting the 2020 School Year
• The Harvard Crimson (2019): Hundreds of Students Spend Weekend Coding at HackHarvard’s Fifth Annual Hackathon
• Teen Vogue (2018): This 16-Year-Old Started Her Own Hackathon for Girls in STEM
• Mogul (2017): 50 High School Students You Need to Know About
• Expii (2016): Top Score Tuesday: Catherine Yeo


• Pear VC Garage Fellowship (2020)
• SOMA Capital Fellowship (2020)
• Contrary Talent Community (2020)
• Harvard CS Special Commendation for Extraordinary Teaching (2020)
• Rewriting the Code Fellowship (2020)
• NCWIT Change Leader Scholarship (2020)
• Harvard SEAS Grace Hopper Celebration Scholarship (2019)
• Palantir Women in Technology Scholarship (2019)
• Raytheon-FIRST Robotics Scholarship (2018)
• AI4ALL Future Leader in AI Research Fellowship (2018, 2019)
• She++ #include Fellow (2017)
• Spirit of Ramanujan Global Math Talent Search Fellowship (2017)
• Apple WWDC Scholarship (2016)
• NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Bay Area Winner (2016)
• NCWIT Aspirations in Computing National Honorable Mention (2015-17)

Talks & Podcasts

• AI4ALL (2020): Invited speaker on fairness in language generation research
• GirlsCodeMonth's Datathon (2020): Invited keynote speaker on fairness and ethics in AI
• Machine Learning Engineered Podcast (2020): Catherine Yeo: Fairness in AI and Algorithms
• Major League Hacking's HackCon (2020): Accepted speaker for Beyond the Stats: Promoting Diversity & Retention Behind the Scenes
• Invited panelist at AI4ALL, Princeton, Stanford, Codefy, STEMS, and more