👩‍💻 Leah Ajmani

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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 taking a philosophical stance—marrying theory building with empirical substantiation—can rigorously inform more ethical data decisions. I mainly explore this in online communities and predictive systems. Inspired by my work as a yoga teacher, my guiding philosophy is to care for the communities whose data makes our research and technologies possible. CV Below:

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Visiting Minneapolis? Check out the local guide and playlist we made for CSCW 23:
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Life Happenings!

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[2/1/2024] Currently recruiting for an interview study on being an AI Participant (e.g., researchers & developers, data contributors, advocates). Reach out if you’re interested!

Research

Leah Ajmani, Nick Vincent, Stevie Chancellor

Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction - CSCW (2023)

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Leah Ajmani, Mo Houtti, Jasmine Foriest, Nick Vincent, Michael Ann Devito, Isaac Johnson

Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction - CSCW (2023)

CSCW23-Ajmani-Epistemic-Injustice.pdf441.6KB

Leah Ajmani*, Stevie Chancellor*, Bijal Mehta, Casey Fiesler, Michael Zimmer, Munmun De Choudhury

*Both authors contributed equally to the paper

ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency - FAccT (2023)

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[PRESENTATION] FaccT 2023.pdf3412.2KB

Ashlee Milton, Leah Ajmani, Michael Ann Devito, Stevie Chancellor

Proceedings of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI (2023)

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)

🏆  Impact Recognition

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

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