Portrait of Rodrigo Ferreira

Rodrigo Ferreira

Baker Institute Rice Faculty Scholar, Center for the U.S. and Mexico


Rodrigo Ferreira, Ph.D., is a research scholar at the Baker Institute Center for the U.S. and Mexico and an assistant teaching professor in the Department of Computer Science at Rice University. His research focuses on the social and ethical implications of contemporary developments in computer science, data science, and artificial intelligence. Ferreira’s work has been featured in academic journals, conferences, and news media channels, including the Houston Chronicle, Telemundo, and NPR. He is the translator of philosopher Bolívar Echeverría’s “Modernity and ‘Whiteness’” (Polity, 2019) and co-author of the “AI Ethics” recommendation report in the Mexican National AI Agenda (2020).

Ferreira also holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Philosophy and is currently a member of the steering committee for the Science and Technology Studies Program at Rice University. He holds a Ph.D. in media, culture, and communication from New York University.

Contact at rf29@rice.edu or 713-348-4834.