Leah  Ajmani

Leah Ajmani

Hi, I'm Leah!

I love bringing a philosophical lens to modern technology problems

I am a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science at the University of Minnesota where I am advised by Stevie Chancellor and funded by the College of Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship. I am a member of the GroupLens research lab. My PhD research agenda is focused on understanding how constructs in ethicsim--such as roles, responsibilities and norms--can help us better understand the layers behind community in sociotechnical settings. Inspired by my work as a yoga teacher, my guiding philosophy is to hold space for all perspectives, including both human-centered and data-centered ones, and find the nuance amongst them.

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Research

Hanlin Li, Leah Ajmani, Moyan Zhou, Nicholas Vincent, Sohyeon Hwang, Tiziano Piccardi, Sneha Narayan, Sherae Daniel, and Veniamin Veselovsky

Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction - CSCW (2022)

Brian McInnis, Leah Ajmani, Steven Dow

Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction - CSCW (2022)

Brian McInnis, Leah Ajmani, Lu Sun, Yiwen Hou, Ziwen Zeng, and Steven P. Dow.

Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction - CSCW (2021) Impact Recognition

News & Highlights

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[Oct 7, 2022]: Check out this workshop Iā€™m organizing with Hanlin Li at CSCW22 - Ethical Tensions, Norms, and Directions in the Extraction of Online Volunteer Work
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[Oct 15, 2021]: My recent paper with Brian McInnis received an impact recognition award at CSCW '21 šŸŽ‰
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[Aug 21, 2021]: Arrived in Minneapolis to start my Ph.D. journey! So excited to explore all of the beautiful nature the Twin Cities has to offer!