Faculty Name

Raquel Hill, Ph.D.


Chair and Professor


Computer and Information Sciences



Office Location

Albro-Falconer-Manley Science Center 314


Ph.D., Harvard University
B.S., M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology


Dr. Hill‘s primary research interests span the areas of trust, security, and data privacy. Her more recent work on data privacy uses the semantics of data to create privacy preserving frameworks for text data. Prior to coming to Spelman, she was associate professor of computer science in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering at Indiana University.

Her inter-disciplinary work on the re-identification risks in behavioral science data was featured in Forbes Magazine. Her latest project explores how online data is used during the hiring process and seeks to create a bias-free framework for evaluating job applications.

Research Interests

Dr. Hill's more recent projects focus on data protection with a specific data analysis and data science focus. These projects explore the re-identification risks in behavioral science data and explore the semantic relationships between terms to assess the privacy risk in text data and create privacy preserving frameworks.