I will join the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen as an independent group leader in September 2020. I got my Ph.D. from the School of Computer Science, Georgia Tech. I was fortunate to work with Prof. Santosh Vempala. Here is my CV .


Fair k-Means Clustering

Mehrdad Ghadiri, Samira Samadi, Santosh Vempala


A Human in the Loop is Not Enough: The Need for Human-Subject Experiments in Facial Recognition

Forough Poursabzi-Sangdeh, Samira Samadi, Jennifer Wortman Vaughan, and Hanna Wallach

Fair and Responsible AI workshop [CHI’20][pdf][Read more]

Multi-Criteria Dimensionality Reduction with Applications to Fairness

Uthaipon Tantipongpipat, Samira Samadi, Mohit Singh, Jamie Morgenstern, and Santosh Vempala

Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems [NeurIPS'19 (spotlight)] [arXiv][Code][Press]

Guarantees for Spectral Clustering with Fairness Constraints

Matthäus Kleindessner, Samira Samadi, Pranjal Awasthi, and Jamie Morgenstern

International Conference on Machine Learning [ICML'19][pdf][code][poster][press]

The Price of Fair PCA: One Extra Dimension

Samira Samadi, Uthaipon Tantipongpipat, Jamie Morgenstern, Mohit Singh, and Santosh Vempala

Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems [NeurIPS'18][pdf][code][press]

Usability of Humanly Computable Passwords

Samira Samadi, Santosh Vempala, and Adam Tauman Kalai

AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing [HCOMP'18] [pdf][press]

Finding Meaningful Cluster Structure amidst Background Noise

Shrinu Kushagra, Samira Samadi, and Shai Ben-David.

Algorithmic Learning Theory [ALT'16] [pdf]

Near-Optimal Herding

Nicholas J. A. Harvey, and Samira Samadi

Conference on Learning Theory [COLT’14] [pdf][a blog post]

Professional Experience

Microsoft Research NYC, Spring 2019

Internship. Hosts: Jenn Wortman Vaughan and Hanna Wallach

Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago, Summer 2018

Internship. Host: Avrim Blum

Sentient Technologies, San Francisco, Summer 2016

Internship. Host: Phil Long


  • Co-organizer : Georgia Tech Grad Women @ College of Computing 2018 - now.

  • Student organizer: Georgia Tech Computer Science open house 2018.

  • Reviewer: NeurIPS, COLT, AAAI, IEEE Signal Processing Letters


ssamadi6 (at) gatech.edu