I am an Assistant Professor at the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science where I advise students in Information Science and Computer Science. My research focuses on designing, building, and evaluating appropriate computing systems to improve socioeconomic outcomes for low-income communities.
My current work aims to: (1) combat misinformation and hate speech in low-income communities, (2) design responsible AI systems in high-stakes settings, and (3) strengthen frontline healthcare systems globally.
More broadly, my research lies at the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction, ICT & Development, and Responsible Artificial Intelligence.
I am a member of the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability, Digital Life Initiative, Cornell Center for Health Equity, and Cornell Center for Social Sciences. My research is generously supported by Microsoft, Google, Meta, USAID, and others.
Before Cornell, I completed a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington, where my dissertation was recognized with the William Chan Memorial Dissertation Award and the WAGS/ProQuest Innovation in Technology Award.