Stacy Hobson


Stacy Hobson




Director, Responsible Tech Research


IBM Research - Yorktown Heights Yorktown Heights, NY USA


Dr. Stacy Hobson is Director of the Responsible and Inclusive Technologies Research group. Her group’s research focuses on understanding the societal impacts of technology and promoting tech practices that minimize harms, biases and other negative outcomes. Her team also develops practical methods and tools to support responsible technology creation.

Her prior research has spanned multiple areas including topics such as addressing social inequities through technology, AI transparency, data sharing platforms for governmental crisis management and risk management techniques for financial services.

Stacy has authored more than 20 peer-reviewed publications and holds 16 US patents. Stacy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from South Carolina State University, a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Duke University and a PhD in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science from the University of Maryland at College Park.

Stacy is fortunate to have the opportunity to use her expertise as a scientist in an area that she is very passionate about – addressing problems that matter for the world.