Brandie Nonnecke is Research & Development Manager for CITRIS, UC Berkeley and Director of the CITRIS Tech for Social Good Program. She is a Fellow at the World Economic Forum where she serves on the Council on the Future of the Digital Economy and Society.

Brandie researches human rights at the intersection of law, policy, and emerging technologies with her current work focusing on issues of fairness and accountability in AI and computational propaganda and digital harassment campaigns on Twitter. She has published research on algorithmic-based decision-making for public service provision and outlined recommendations for how to better ensure applications of AI support equity and fairness. 

She also investigates how information and communication technologies (ICTs) can support civic participation, improve governance and accountability, and foster economic and social development. She designs and deploys participatory evaluation platforms that utilize statistical models and collaborative filtering to tap into collective intelligence and reveal novel insights, including the California Report Card launched in collaboration with the Office of California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and the DevCAFE system launched in Mexico, Uganda, and the Philippines to enable participatory evaluation of policy strategies from over 20,000 participants. Her research on the impacts of collaborative filtering for development program evaluation received the 2015 IEEE Global Humanitarian Tech Best Paper Award and was featured in the Stanford Social Innovation Review. 

She was named a 2018 RightsCon Young Leader in Human Rights in Tech and her research has been featured in BBC News, PC Mag, and Mashable. Her op-eds and research are available at