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Varoon Mathur

Fellow 2020-21

Varoon serves as a Research Fellow at the AI Now Institute, where he focuses on the social impact of artificial intelligence in areas such as criminal justice, worker rights, and health care. He is specifically interested in how machine learning tools are designed for health systems, and how power dynamics shape their development.

Previously, Varoon served as a Microsoft Data Science for Social Good Fellow at the University of British Columbia, where he also earned his Computer Science degree with a focus in statistics. He also currently serves as a Coordinating Committee fellow with Universities Allied for Essential Medicines, a student-driven NGO focused on access to medicines for vulnerable and marginalized populations, where he has also led the development of a COVID-19 Public R&D tracking tool at He has advised on global health policy and research at the World Health Organization, and is a former TEDx Speaker.