An engineer - computational social scientist - entrepreneur passionate about people-centric climate action


Dr. Ramit Debnath is the inaugural Cambridge Zero Fellow at the University of Cambridge, a visiting faculty associate in Computational Social Science at Caltech. 

Ramit seeks to understand what is desirable machine intelligence for climate action. He uses design thinking, large language models, machine learning, and AI to reduce misinformation, restore trust, and remove skepticism to improve public understanding of climate change. He received the 2022 Google Cloud Climate Innovation Challenge, the 2022 Alan Turing Enrichment Award, and a Sustainability Fellowship from Churchill College. Ramit has a background in electrical engineering and sustainability and a Ph.D. as a Gates scholar from the University of Cambridge.

Ramit is currently based at the Cambridge Computer Laboratory and has attracted over £400,000 in research grants and prestigious fellowships. And published extensively on solving society's wicked problems, which can be found here: Google Scholar.

Recent Professional History

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A climate tech startup Co-Founder  (2023- Present)

Director of Studies, Gonville and Caius College (Sept 2022 - Present)

Inaugural CambridgeZero Fellow (May 2022 - Present), Dept. of Computer Science and Technology

Visiting  Faculty Associate in Computational Social Science, Caltech, USA (Dec 2021 - Present)

Sustainability Fellow, Churchill College, University of Cambridge (Jan 2022 - Present)

Visiting Researcher, International Energy Agency (IEA), Paris (Nov 2020 - Nov 2021)

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