I'm currently living between Abu Dhabi and Oxford, where I'm completing my PhD in Social Data Science at the Oxford Internet Institute. You can find my research interests and publications here.
My background is in engineering and international relations. I completed my Master's degree in Global Affairs from Tsinghua University in Beijing as a Schwarzman Scholar. My thesis investigated the political implications of the informatization and digitization of the Chinese judiciary and the legal technology innovation system behind it. My undergraduate degree is in computer engineering from New York University Abu Dhabi. My thesis was on explainable ML for heart attack prediction.
Over the years, I've been a fellow at Digital Asia Hub and The Montreal AI Ethics Institute and a Creative Media Awardee at the Mozilla Foundation. I've also been active in co-planning the annual Mozilla Festival. My public-facing work was most recently highlighted by The Webby Awards and Omidyar Network in their latest Responsible Tech Industry Report.
(this page is a work in progress, but for now) my full list of involvements can be found here.