Afsaneh Razi, PhD
Razi studies how young people interact online and via social media and designs and develops technologies that promote online safety among adolescents. Her research focuses on methods for detecting cyberbullying and other risks teens encounter online, including those associated with sexting.
She has published and presented extensively about the digital lives of youth and how they seek and find support online; as well as how artificial Intelligence can be used to flag contents, such as particular words, phrases or pictures that are indicators of risky online situations. This automatic content-detection program could be used in various applications to help youth, particularly those who do not receive enough support.
Her work has been recognized at national conferences on human-computer interaction. Razi has also contributed to National Science Foundation-funded efforts to address adolescent safety online.
Razi earned her doctoral degree from the University of Central Florida, where she served as a research assistant in the Socio-technical Interaction Lab. She also has industry experience as a user experience researcher at Mozilla and ConvertKit.