Haifa Badi-Uz-Zaman leads the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence's (HAI) initiatives focused on engaging with civil society organizations and philanthropy to share knowledge regarding the impact of AI on society. She is passionate about resource mobilization while centering the needs of underserved communities, inclusive technology design that incorporates diverse perspectives, the maintenance of a healthy information ecosystem that prioritizes democratic values, and global collaboration in research to build capacity and share progress.

Haifa has a master's degree in international education policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, which she attended as the Aga Khan Foundation's International Scholar from Pakistan. She has previously worked at the Stanford Cyber Policy Center, the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, and Citizen Schools in the United States, as well as the Aga Khan Development Network in Kenya.