Sam Robertson

Sam Robertson

About Me

đź‘‹ Hi! I recently graduated with my Ph.D. in EECS at U.C. Berkeley advised by Dr. Niloufar Salehi. In January 2024 I’ll be joining Abridge as a Machine Learning Engineer.

My research applies the theories and methods of human-computer interaction (HCI) to study machine learning and data systems. I’m interested in building reliable algorithmic systems by helping people set their expectations of systems’ capabilities, and giving them mechanisms for recovery when a system fails. My main research projects during grad school focused on machine translation in high-stakes domains like healthcare, matching algorithms for student assignment, and participant engagement in large-scale menstrual health research.

  • Human-Centered AI
  • Data Visualization
  • ML for healthcare
  • Natural language processing
  • Personal health informatics
  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, 2023

    University of California, Berkeley

  • M.S. Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, 2021

    University of California, Berkeley

  • B.S. Mathematical and Computational Science, 2019

    Stanford University



  • Human-Centered AI - Graduate Student Instructor, U.C. Berkeley, Spring 2023.
  • Artificial Intelligence in Medicine and Health Policy - Graduate Student Instructor, U.C. Berkeley, Fall 2020.
  • Data Challenge Lab - Teaching Assistant, Stanford University, Spring 2019.
  • Introduction to Computing at Stanford - Instructor, Stanford University, Fall 2018.


  • samantha_robertson [at] berkeley [dot] edu
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