Afsaneh Razi is an assistant professor at the Department of Information Science at Drexel University’s College of Computing & Informatics (CCI). Her research expertise is positioned at the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and machine learning (ML) to solve sociotechnical issues. Her work strives to deeply understand societal issues and identify ways to meditate these challenges using technology. Specifically, one of her active research areas addresses the critical and timely problem of online safety by leveraging a multi-disciplinary approach of human-centered machine learning to accurately detect risks that vulnerable users encounter online. She has a record of research publications from ACM’s premier Conferences on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) and Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), as well as the Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI). She also has experience working on fast-paced product projects using mix-methods in industry as a user experience researcher.
Human-computer interaction, Social Computing, human-centered AI, Privacy, Ethics, Online Safety, language processing
- PhD, Computer Science, University of Central Florida - Dissertation Title: "A Human-Centered Approach to Improving Adolescent Online Sexual Risk Detection Algorithms." Committee: Pamela Wisniewski (Advisor), Munmun De Choudhury, Ulas Bagci, Charlie Hughes
- MS, Computer Science, University of Central Florida
- MS, Software Engineering, Islamic Azad University Central Tehran Branch
- BS, Computer Science, University of Tehran