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Project: Data science relies on people at every part of the data science pipeline from deciding what data to collect, how to clean it, what algorithms to use, to eventually determining how to interpret, visualize, and explain the results in a human-friendly manner. Throughout this process, there may also be privacy and security considerations to make at various stages. I am interested in the human aspects of data science and how to help translate data into meaningful results, avoid bias, and manage privacy and security concerns and potential projects that touch on these user-centered issues.

Bio: Marshini Chetty is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Chicago where she directs the Amyoli Internet Research Laboratory (AIR lab). She specializes in human-computer interaction, usable privacy and security, and ubiquitous computing. Her work has won best paper awards at SOUPS, CHI, and CSCW, and she was a co-recipient of the Annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers award. Her research has been featured in the NYTimes, CNN, Washington Journal, BBC, Chicago Tribune, The Guardian, WIRED, and Slashdot. She has received generous funding from the National Science Foundation, through grants and a CAREER award, as well as the National Security Agency, Facebook, and multiple Google Faculty Research Awards.


Prior to this position, Marshini was research faculty in the Department of Computer Science at Princeton University where she founded and directed the Princeton Human Computer Interaction Laboratory. Before working at Princeton, Marshini was an assistant professor at the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park where she directed the NetCHI laboratory. In the past, Marshini also completed two post-doctoral research fellowships at ResearchICTAfrica in Cape Town, South Africa and with Prof. W. Keith Edwards at the College of Computing at  Georgia Institute of Technology. Marshini received her Ph.D. in Human-Centered Computing from Georgia Institute of Technology where she was advised by Prof. Rebecca E. Grinter. She started her journey in the USA after she completed her MSc., BSc.(Hons), and BSc. in Computer Science at the University of Cape Town, South Africa (her beautiful home country).