Cosmina Dorobantu

Co-Director, Public Policy Programme, The Alan Turing Institute

Cosmina Dorobantu is Co-Director of the Public Policy Programme at The Alan Turing Institute. Cosmina joined the Turing five years ago to set up and co-lead the Public Policy research programme. The programme works alongside the government, regulators, and international organisations to explore not only how data science and AI can improve policy-making processes, but also how these technologies should be governed. Now home to 50+ full-time researchers, the Public Policy Programme has gained national and international recognition for its work on the responsible design and implementation of AI systems in the public sector.

As a researcher, Cosmina is interested in working with unconventional data and innovative modelling techniques to improve policy-makers’ understanding of economics. She has a PhD in Economics, from the University of Oxford, and in her own research, she has worked with large datasets from online platforms like Google to study digital trade as well as online advertising auctions. She sits on various boards and advisory groups, including the Trade and Economy Panel at the Department for International Trade and the Mayor of London’s Data for London Advisory Board.

Cosmina’s current work sits at the intersection of policy and academia, and it is informed by her extensive experience in industry. Prior to joining the Turing, Cosmina was a Director and co-founder of Aurora Energy Research, one of UK’s leading energy market modelling and analytics firms. She also spent five years at Google, defining the company’s investment and business strategy in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

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