Sarah Barrington

MIMS Student 2023


Machine learning, cyber-physical risk, algorithmic moderation, ethics & policy, digital forensics


I’m an Engineer, Data Scientist and graduate researcher at the UC Berkeley School of Information. My primary research interests lie at the intersection of machine learning and real-world risk, including algorithmic moderation, cyber-physical threat, decentralised artificial intelligence and digital forensics.

Previously, I graduated from Cambridge University with First Class Honors in General & Manufacturing Engineering (BA, MEng, MA), before working at McLaren Applied as an Associate Engineer & Data Scientist in the Modelling & Decision Sciences function. I have since co-founded two technology start ups, CAL Social and, the latter of which was acquired in 2019.

I am the current US-UK Fulbright award holder for Data and Analytics, and have previously held the Scholarship Visionary of the Year award (IMechE, 2017), James Clayton Undergraduate Scholarship (IMechE 2012-16), and both the Ann Jemima Clough and Eleanor Sidgwick Prizes for academic excellence and dissertation performance respectively (Newnham College, Cambridge, 2016).

Last updated:

January 21, 2022