Toniann Pitassi was the Bell Canada Chair in Information Systems, in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto, as well as a faculty member of the Vector Institute for AI, and on the research leadership team at the Swartz-Reismann Institute for Technology and Society . She has recently joined Columbia University where her primary research interests are complexity theory, fairness and privacy in machine learning. She currently holds a 6 year visiting professorship at the Institute of Advanced Study in mathematics and is also a recipient of the 2021 EATCS research award.