Hi! I'm a PhD student in Social Data Science at the Oxford Internet Institute where I study and research the impact of emerging technologies on society and international politics. My doctoral research is mainly concerned with AI governance issues, particularly algorithmic control and governance approaches that increase user control in human-AI interactions (see list of publications here).
My background is in computer 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 (NYU) Abu Dhabi. My thesis was on explainable ML for heart attack prediction.
Over the years, I've been a fellow at Digital Asia Hub — a Harvard Berkman-Klein incubated think tank — and The Montreal AI Ethics Institute, a Creative Media Awardee at The Mozilla Foundation, and a researcher at the Laboratory for Computer-Human Intelligence at NYU Abu Dhabi. My extended list of engagements can be found here.
Beyond research, I'm invested in making technology and society issues more accessible to the public; with Alia El Kattan, I co-built Multiplicity, a curation of articles about the internet's impact on young people around the world. As grantees of a Mozilla Creative Media Award, we're now building "The Algorithm", a simulation that demystifies recommendation algorithms. Our public-facing work was most recently highlighted by The Webby Awards and Omidyar Network in their latest Responsible Tech Industry Report.
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