Hello! 👋

I am a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at the University of Notre Dame, working with Dr. Karla Badillo-Urquiola at the EPOCH (Empowering People Organizations Communities through HCI) Lab.

My research interests lie at the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Natural Language Processing (NLP), Social Computing, and Responsible AI. I am passionate about understanding and improving the ways humans interact with AI and language technologies, with a strong focus on promoting social good and online safety.

My current work explores the following areas:

  • Understanding Social Dynamics and Disagreement: Exploring demographic biases, propaganda, and other influential factors while investigating the nuances of disagreement arising from subjectivity and positionality in both HCI and NLP contexts.
  • User Engagement and Online Safety in Online Communities: Designing strategies to promote positive user interactions and engagement in online spaces, contributing to social good, while ensuring the protection and well-being of marginalized populations, fostering inclusivity and safety.
  • Explainable, Human-centered Language Technologies: Developing transparent and understandable AI language systems that bridge the gap between complex algorithms and human users.

Before my Ph.D., I obtained my Bachelor in Statistics, Masters degrees in Data Science and Linguistics all from the University of Minnesota. During that time, I was advised by Dr. Lana Yarosh and Dr. Dongyeop Kang.