Carnegie Mellon University

Derek Leben

Derek Leben

Associate Teaching Professor of Business Ethics

  • TEP - Tepper Building - Room 4120
  • 412-268-5970
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


  • Johns Hopkins University - Ph D - 2012
  • Johns Hopkins University - MA - 2009
  • University of California at Santa Cruz - BA - 2006


  • Fairness for AI
    (author(s): Derek Leben)
    MIT Press, 2024
  • AI for Analytical Reasoning in Negotiation and Business Ethics
    (author(s): Lily Morse, Derek Leben)
    Forthcoming in Journal of Management Inquiry
    Special Issue: AI and the Student-Centered Business School
  • Assessing Group Fairness with Social Welfare Optimization
    (author(s): Violet Chen, John Hooker, Derek Leben)
    Forthcoming in Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on the Integration of Constraint Programming, Artificial Intelligence, and Operations Research
  • Teaching AI Ethics as a Renaissance in Business Ethics
    (author(s): Derek Leben)
    Forthcoming in Teaching Ethics
    Special Issue: Teaching the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence
  • Ethical Issues for AI in Medicine
    (author(s): Derek Leben)
    Forthcoming in Digital Health-Telemedicine and Beyond (Dipu Patel, ed.)
  • Local Justice and Machine Learning: Modeling and Inferring Dynamic Ethical Preferences toward Allocations
    (author(s): Violet Chen, Joshua Williams, Hoda Heidari, Derek Leben)
    Proceedings of the 37th AAAI Conference on AI, 2023
  • Explainable AI as Evidence of Fair Decisions
    (author(s): Derek Leben)
    Frontiers in Psychology 14, 2023
    Special Issue: Artificial Intelligence (AI) Ethics in Business
  • Discrimination in Algorithmic Trolley Problems
    Autonomous Vehicle Ethics: The Trolley Problem and Beyond (Ryan Jenkins, David Cerny, and Tomas Hribek, eds.)
    (author(s): Derek Leben)
    Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2022
  • Normative Principles for Evaluating Fairness in Machine Learning
    (author(s): Derek Leben)
    Proceedings of the 2020 Meeting of AI, Ethics, and Society, 2020
  • Pascal’s Artificial Intelligence Wager
    (author(s): Derek Leben)
    Philosophy Now Magazine, 2020
  • Ethics for Robots: How to Design a Moral Algorithm
    (author(s): Derek Leben)
    Routledge Press, 2018
  • A Rawlsian Algorithm for Autonomous Vehicles
    (author(s): Derek Leben)
    Ethics and Information Technology 19(2), 2017
  • In Defense of Ought Implies Can
    (author(s): Derek Leben)
    Oxford Studies in Experimental Philosophy (Vol. 3), 2017
  • In Defense of Best-Explanation Debunking Arguments
    (author(s): Jonathon Hricko, Derek Leben)
    Review of Philosophy and Psychology, 2017
  • Neoclassical Concepts
    (author(s): Derek Leben)
    Mind and Language 30(1), 2015
  • Pushing the Intuitions behind Moral Internalism
    (author(s): Derek Leben, Kristine Wilkens)
    Philosophical Psychology 28(4), 2014
  • When Psychology Undermines Beliefs
    (author(s): Derek Leben)
    Philosophical Psychology 27(3), 2012
  • Cognitive Neuroscience and Moral Decision-Making: Guide or Set Aside?
    (author(s): Derek Leben)
    Neuroethics 4(2), 2011

Working Papers

  • Justifying the Costs of AI Fairness: a commentary on Fairness and Machine Learning
    (author(s): Derek Leben)
    Under review
Derek Leben, Ph.D., is also featured faculty for Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business Executive Education Open Enrollment program, Emerging Business Applications of GenAI.