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Amanda R. Kube Jotte, M.S., Ph.D.

Data Science Institute
The University of Chicago

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I recently completed my PhD in Computational and Data Sciences at Washinton University in St. Louis where I was advised by Dr. Sanmay Das  at George Mason University and Dr. Patrick Fowler in the Division of Computational and Data Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. I am especially interested in fair applications of AI to social-scientific questions. My dissertation research combined machine learning and human decision-making to inform fair and efficient service allocations for homeless families.

I started as a Data Science Preceptor at the University of Chicago's Data Science Institute in June 2022. My current interests involve classroom action research to learn the most effective teaching strategies in data science as well as the development of best practices in teaching data science ethics.


  • October 2023: Thrilled to be presenting at ADSA this year in San Antonio! Looking forward to discussing data science education with so many wonderful instructors.
  • April 2023: Excited to announce our paper Fair and Efficient Allocation of Scarce Resources Based on Predicted Outcomes: Implications for Homeless Service Delivery is officially published and available here
  • June 2022: I am now officially a Preceptor at UChicago's DSI - excited to welcome our Summer Lab students!
  • April 2022: I successfully defended my dissertation!
  • February 2022: I accepted a position at the University of Chicago to begin June 2022