Anka Reuel

Former Research Affiliate, Artificial Intelligence & Equality Initiative (AIEI); Stanford Intelligent Systems Laboratory


Anka Reuel is a computer science Ph.D. student at the Stanford Intelligent Systems Laboratory, advised by Professor Mykel Kochenderfer. Her work focuses on operationalizing responsible AI (RAI). Reuel's goal is to help organizations understand the complex RAI landscape and enable them to develop and deploy socially beneficial AI systems. She is further involved in AI governance efforts. Most recently, Reuel worked jointly with members of the Center for the Governance of AI on design considerations for AI ethics boards to reduce risks from AI systems. She is also an advocate for more collaboration between the field of technical AI safety and AI governance and is a founding member of KIRA, an independent German think tank advocating for more collaboration in the field of responsible AI.

Reuel is a Stanford HAI Graduate Fellow for 2023-2024. Previously, she was a fellow at the German National Academic Foundation, the Hans-Weisser-Stiftung, and the German Academic Exchange Program, and has won multiple awards for her work, including UPenn's Outstanding Academic Award 2022 and the Top Talents Under 25 Award.

Reuel is a first-generation, working class student, and a careleaver. Through various roles she works as an advocate to improve the conditions and opportunities for both of these groups. In her spare time, she is an avid traveler: Reuel has visited 52 countries and lived in ten of them. She is also a casual ultimate frisbee player and a hardstyle enthusiast.