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Carla E. Brodley

Dean - Khoury College of Computer Sciences


Executive Director of the Center for Inclusive Computing

Carla Brodley


Office Location

440 Huntington Avenue
202C West Village H
Boston, MA 02115

Mailing Address

Northeastern University
ATTN: Carla Brodley, 202 WVH
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Research Interests

  • Applied and basic machine learning with a particular interest in time series data, longitudinal data, tasks where an expert can be involved in the learning process (such as active learning), tasks where there are non-uniform costs in making prediction errors, and unsupervised learning


  • PhD in computer science, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  • MS in computer science, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  • BA in mathematics & computer science, McGill University, Canada


Dean Carla E. Brodley leads the Khoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern University. Prior to joining Northeastern, she was a professor of the Department of Computer Science and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Tufts University (2004-2014). Before joining Tufts, she was on the faculty of the School of Electrical Engineering at Purdue University (1994-2004).

A fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery and the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), Brodley’s interdisciplinary machine learning research led to advances not only in computer and information science, but in areas including remote sensing, neuroscience, digital libraries, astrophysics, content-based image retrieval of medical images, computational biology, chemistry, evidence-based medicine, and predictive medicine.

Brodley’s numerous leadership positions include serving as program co-chair of the International Conference on Machine Learning, co-chair of AAAI, and associate editor of the Journal of AI Research and the Journal of Machine Learning Research. She previously served on the Defense Science Study Group, the board of the International Machine Learning Society, the AAAI Council, the executive committee of the Northeast Big Data Hub, and DARPA’s Information Science and Technology Board.

She is currently serving on the Computing Research Association Board of Directors, and is a member of Mass Technology Leadership Council and Mass Tech.