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Hilary Ross

Project Manager, Assembly

Hilary Ross is the project manager for the Assembly Program, a collaboration of the Berkman Klein Center and MIT Media Lab.

She leads the Assembly team, manages participant recruitment and selection, develops programming, and coordinates program partnerships. Hilary holds an MA from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, where she focused on technology policy and international communication. Her master’s research analyzed potential communications regulatory models to limit the spread of false news on digital platforms.

Prior to joining the Berkman Klein Center, Hilary worked at a think tank in DC, managed programs at a non-profit in Boston, taught as a Fulbright Fellow in Vietnam, and was a 2017 State of the Net Fellow.

In addition to running the Assembly program at BKC, she is a Techtopia affiliate and co-lead of BKC’s staff mentorship program. She’s interested in the future of news, governance of speech online, and privacy policy.


May 6, 2019

Some assembly required: building an interdisciplinary superteam to tackle AI ethics

A diverse cohort of experts make up Assembly 2019 with a singular mission — tackling AI bias and collaborating on meaningful solutions. More

Apr 29, 2019

Assembly: Building An Interdisciplinary Project From The Ground Up

Inside the first few weeks of the 2019 Assembly program More

Mar 27, 2019

Inside The R&D Of AI Ethics

Designing a roadmap for AI governance

It’s clear that the roadmap for AI governance won’t rely solely on business or academic research. That's where Assembly comes in. More

Jan 29, 2019

The “Dataset Nutrition Label Project” Tackles Dataset Health and Standards

Algorithms can only be as good as the data that underly them. Learn about one project that is pulling back the curtain on the quality of datasets. More

Aug 22, 2018

Why We’re Hosting Assembly

In this Medium story, the Berkman Klein Center provides background on the Assembly program. More