Dr Ramit Debnath

Cambridge Zero Fellow at University of Cambridge


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 is a computational social scientist and was previously a Gates Scholar at the University of Cambridge. He has a background in electrical and electronics engineering and holds an MPhil and PhD from the University of Cambridge. He engages actively in science communication and public outreach events across academia and industry. For more information, please visit his webpage here.