Portrait of Ece Kamar

Ece Kamar

VP and Lab Director of AI Frontiers


Ece Kamar is the Managing Director of AI Frontiers, leading research and development towards pushing the frontiers of AI capabilities. AI Frontiers is a non-geographical, mission-focused lab inside Microsoft Research that explores innovations in foundation models and platform capabilities to push the frontier of AI capabilities, efficiency and control.

Ece’s personal research focuses on developing AI systems that can function reliably in the open world in collaboration with people. She has a decade of experience studying the impact of AI on society and developing AI systems that are reliable, unbiased and trustworthy. She has been instrumental in building the Responsible AI efforts inside Microsoft. She serves as Technical Advisor for Microsoft’s Internal Committee on AI, Engineering and Ethics. 

Ece is also an Affiliate Faculty with the University of Washington.