Research & Publications
Online-Computer-Mediated Interviews and Observations: Overcoming Challenges and Establishing Best Practices in a Human-AI Teaming Context (with with Keri Stephens, Amanda Hughes, Anastazja Harris, Caroline Montagnolo, Ashley Stevens, Yasas Senarath, and Hemant Purohit), Proceedings of the 54rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on Social Systems, 2021
Bad AI and Beyond: Exploring How Popular Media Shape the Perceived Opportunities and Threats of AI: I am currently working with a research team to study entertainment media's role in shaping the public's perception around artificial intelligence. The project is part of Good Systems, an initiative by the University of Texas at Austin to investigate how to define, evaluate, and build a “Good System.”
Human-AI Teaming for Big Data Analytics to Enhance Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic: At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, I worked with a research team who received a National Science Foundation RAPID/ Collaborative grant to study the process of real-time decisions that digital volunteers make when quickly converting social media data into codes for machine learning. This will allow us to better the human-machine teaming process. Here is the link that gives all the details of the grant.
UT Austin Graduate Student Assembly Travel Award, Spring 2021
$500 - Travel award to present my work on algorithmic matchmaking at the University of Arizona's Graduate Student Feminist Philosophy Conference.
Vice-President for Research Special Research Grant, Fall 2020
$900 - Research Grant to study user experience with algorithmic matchmaking on dating apps.
Association Philippe Jabr Scholarship, Fall 2020
$10,000 - Competitive university scholarship to Lebanese students in higher education.
Good Systems COVID-19 Research Graduate Student Award, Summer 2020
$3,960 - Graduate Research Funding to assist with COVID-19 research teams at UT Austin (see above).