Dr Ramit Debnath
Dr Ramit Debnath is the inaugural Cambridge Zero Fellow at the University of Cambridge. He is also a visiting faculty associate in Computational Social Science at Caltech, and a sustainability fellow at Churchill College, University of Cambridge.
Ramit works at the intersection of data science and public policy to support climate action. Primarily focussing on developing novel approaches to NLP, ML/AI and qualitative analysis to enable a people-centric and just net-zero transition while countering misinformation. He is interested in exploring how the public, industry and policymakers make decisions for energy and climate justice, and sustainability transitions. At the same time, developing design thinking-driven solutions to misinformation and distributive injustices.
Ramit is a computational social scientist and electrical engineer, passionate about energy and climate justice, who first joined Churchill College as a Gates Scholar in 2018. He works closely with tech industry (Twitter, Google, etc) and policy making institutions (IEA, UNEP, etc). He is a recipient of Google Climate Innovation Challenge – 2022 and the 2022 Postdoctoral Enrichment Award by the Alan Turing Institute. Ramit has received over £300K in grants and prestigious fellowship, illustrated in details in his personal website.
Ramit’s research interest lies in placing people at the centre of climate action using design thinking and social data science. 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.