Community Data Clinic

Graduate Assistant

Clara Belitz

Clara Belitz is a doctoral student in Information Science. Originally from San Diego, she spent time in New England and the Mountain West before heading to Champaign. Her interdisciplinary research concerns algorithmic justice and bias in artificial intelligence. She is particularly interested in the way our epistemological and statistical assumptions shape how we measure fairness, affecting both our technical and non-technical approaches to AI justice. As part of the CDC, Belitz has worked with Drs. Chamee Yang and Anita Chan to research surveillance technologies like Automated License Plate Readers in Urbana-Champaign and propose alternative approaches to violence reduction. In her free time, she enjoys playing field hockey and softball, baking, reading speculative fiction, and hanging out with her cats.