About the Team

Elizabeth Allendorf is a Fellow at the Aspen Tech Policy Hub and an artificial intelligence engineer at Northrop Grumman specializing in natural language processing (NLP). She is passionate about reducing disinformation and hate speech online using machine learning when applicable and appropriate, while also considering the appropriate policy solutions.

Elizabeth has a M.S. in computer science from the University of Southern California and a B.A. in physics from the University of California, Los Angeles. In her free time she loves to read The New Yorker and hunt for the best taco in LA.

Matthew Volk is a Fellow at the Aspen Tech Policy Hub and a senior engineer who works on systems that address issues like misinformation, hate speech, and elections interference. Previously, he ran a chapter of the activist group STAND and worked with the Human Rights Foundation.

Matthew has a B.S./M.S. from Stanford University, where he studied artificial intelligence and systems security. In his spare time, Matthew loves playing chamber music with his friends and going on hikes with his partner Erik.

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