Dr Ramit Debnath
CambridgeZero Fellow. Former Member
Biography: Ramit is a CambridgeZero Fellow and Sustainability Fellow at Churchill College, University of Cambridge. He is also a visiting faculty associate in Computational Social Science at Caltech.
In addition, he is a Laudes Foundation Research Associate with the Energy Policy Research Group (Judge Business School), Centre for Natural Materials Innovation (Architecture), Centre for Climate Repair (Engineering), and the Bennett Institute of Public Policy (POLIS).
He works at the intersection of data science, environmental design and public policy to support climate action. Primarily focussing on developing novel approaches to natural language processing, machine learning, AI and qualitative analysis to enable a people-centric and just net-zero transition. In addition, he is interested in exploring how the public, industry and policymakers make decisions for energy and climate justice. At the same time, developing design-driven solutions to counter misinformation and distributive injustices. He has previously worked with the International Energy Agency, Stanford University and Oxford University.
Ramit has a background in electrical engineering and public policy, an MPhil and PhD from Cambridge as a Commonwealth and Gates Scholar. He is also a recipient of the 2022 Enrichment Award from the Alan Turing Institute, UK.
He teaches courses on environmental design (Part IIB, Architecture), Policy Analysis (MPhil in Public Policy, BIPP), Climate policy (MPhil in Tech Policy, JBS) and Energy Systems (EPP, Carnegie Mellon).