Fay Cobb Payton is a Program Director for Computer and Network Systems in the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate at the National Science Foundation. She is on assignment from North Carolina State University, where she is a Professor of Information Technology/Analytics and named University Faculty Scholar. Her research deals with data quality, algorithmic bias, healthcare, human computer interaction and the future of work. She holds a Ph.D. in information and decision systems from Case Western Reserve University. Prior to her appointment at North Carolina State University, she worked at Ernst & Young, IBM and Time Inc.