An engineer - computational social scientist - entrepreneur passionate about system change and climate justice


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

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, recover trust and remove skepticism to improve public understanding of climate change. He is the recipient of the 2022 Google Cloud Climate Innovation Challenge and the Postdoctoral Alan Turing Enrichment Award. Dr Debnath has a background in electrical engineering and sustainable development and a PhD as a Gates scholar from the University of Cambridge.

Ramit 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.

I was part of the flagship FuturesWeWant project by the BEIS, UK Government for the UN COP-26. Read more about it here:

Professional History

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

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

Inaugural CambridgeZero Fellow (June 2022 - Present)

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

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

Affiliated researcher, Bennett Institute of Public Policy, University of Cambridge (Feb 2022 - Present)

Research Associate in Energy Policy Research Group, Cambridge  Judge Business School (Jan 2022 - Present)

Laudes Foundation Research Associate in Climate Policy, Centre for Natural Materials Innovation, University of Cambridge (Jun 2021 - Present)

Associate - Cambridge Centre for Climate Repair, Department of Engineering (Sep 2021 - present)

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

GROWTH Leadership program, International Renewable Energy Agency, Abu Dhabi (Sept 2021 - Dec 2021)

Visiting researcher - DSG, The Alan Turing Institute (September 2021)

Climate change consultant, CambridgeZero, University of Cambridge and Deloitte (May 2021 - Present)

Research Assistant, Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy, University of Cambridge (Jun 2021 - Present)

Research Affiliate, Energy Policy Research Group, University of Cambridge (Oct 2018 - Dec2021)

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