Numa Dhamani is a Principal Machine Learning Engineer at KUNGFU.AI working at the intersection of technology and society. She is a natural language processing expert with domain expertise in influence operations, security, and privacy. She has developed machine learning systems for Fortune 500 companies and social media platforms, as well as for start-ups and nonprofits. Numa has advised companies and organizations, served as the PrincipalInvestigator on the United States Department of Defense’s research programs, and contributed to multiple international peer-reviewed journals. She is also deeply engaged in technology policy, supporting think tanks and nonprofits with data and AI governance efforts.
Numa is the co-author of Introduction to Generative AI, published by Manning Publications. Her work on combating online disinformation has been featured in several news media outlets, including the New York Times and the Washington Post. Numa is passionate about working towards a healthier online ecosystem, building responsible artificial intelligence, and advocating for transparency and accountability in technology. She holds degrees in Physics and Chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin.