Tessa specialises in the ethical development of algorithmic and data intensive systems, considering dimensions such as fairness, accountability, transparency and explainability. She is a qualified IEEE CertifAIEd AI Ethics Assessor, and the Vice Chair of the IEEE’s AI Impact Use Cases Initiative, focussing on applications of AI that will be considered high risk under the upcoming EU AI Act. Her academic background is in philosophy; researching explainability, interpretability, and trust.