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Dr Ramit Debnath 

Year started

2022

Subject

Sustainability

Fellow Type

Postdoctoral By-Fellows,

Dr Ramit Debnath is a computational social scientist and a Gates Scholar based at the University of Cambridge, passionate about energy and climate justice. He is a Laudes Foundation Research Associate in Climate Policy at the Centre for Natural Materials Innovation and an affiliated member of the Energy Policy Research Group at Cambridge Judge Business School and AI4ER CDT Programme. Ramit is also a Visiting Affiliate in Computational Social Science at Caltech (2021-22). He works closely with the energy, climate, and tech industry in advisory roles, with recent policy work being referred at UN COP26. He was a visiting scholar at the International Energy Agency in Paris between 2020 – 21, and worked on just transition policies for the Government of India, the UK Government and the Italian G20 Presidency.

He has received over £300K in research grants and fellowships and published in over 30 peer-reviewed journals and conferences.

Ramit’s research interest lies in people-centric policy design, collective intelligence and distributive justice for sustainable development using tools like natural language processing, machine learning and grounded narratives. 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.

Remit Debnath

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