Full Name
Rebecca Portnoff
Job Title
Head of Data Science
Speaker Bio
Dr. Rebecca Portnoff has dedicated her career to defending children from sexual abuse. She is currently Vice President of Data Science at Thorn, owning strategy and vision for machine learning (ML)/AI across the organization. The ML/AI and algorithmic solutions her team builds have global impact: used across hundreds of LE agencies, hotlines and technology companies. She acts as an ecosystem leader to address emerging threats against children via novel research and cross-industry collaborations, bridging the gap between child safety experts and technologists.

Rebecca brings with her over a decade of experience in ML/AI, child safety, and trauma-informed leadership. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Princeton University, where she also minored in vocal jazz, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from UC Berkeley.
Rebecca Portnoff