Abeba Birhane is pursuing a PhD in Cognitive Science in University College Dublin. Her interdisciplinary research, which intersects between embodied cognition, digital technology studies, and critical data science, explores the dynamic and reciprocal relationships between individuals, society and digital technologies.
She is a contributor to Aeon Magazine and blogs regularly about cognition, AI, ethics and data science. In a joint entry with Siobhan Grayson, Abeba Birhane received a runner-up award at the 2018 Mary Mulvihill science media competition for the essay entitled “Science – Whose Algorithms? Whose Data?”