Chris Hays

Chris Hays
GitHub blog
john [dot] hays [at] yale [dot] edu

Hello! I'm a Research Affiliate of the Computation and Society Initiative at Yale. I recently graduated from Yale with a degree in computer science.

I am advised by Nisheeth Vishnoi (Yale Computer Science) and Elisa Celis (Yale Statistics and Data Science) on a project studying mechanisms for hiring fairness.

Research Interests

I am interested in theoretical computer science, computational social science and the foundations in machine learning.

At Yale, I particularly enjoyed my courses in optimization and spectral graph theory as well as constitutional law and the history of urban inequality and economic development.


(authorship ordered alphabetically)

The Effect of the Rooney Rule on Implicit Bias in the Long Term
L. Elisa Celis, Chris Hays, Anay Mehrotra, Nisheeth K. Vishnoi
ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability and Transparency (FAccT'21)


I am very excited about the blog Computation and Society that I helped start and to which I regularly contribute. The blog addresses foundational questions that arise as algorithms and data-driven technologies permeate and alter various aspects of modern society.

I have also written about detecting deepfakes using transformers, progressive faith-based activism in New Haven, and Ben Carson's time at Yale.