Amy Zhang

Amy Zhang

Amy Zhang

Research focus

social computing, computer-supported cooperative work, computational social science, human-computer interaction, data science

Education

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019
M.Phil Advanced Computer Science, University of Cambridge, UK, 2012
B.S. Computer Science, Rutgers University, 2011

Amy Zhang joins the Allen School as an assistant professor this fall. She is a founding member of the Credibility Coalition, a group dedicated to research and standards for information credibility online, and has interned at Microsoft Research and Google Research.

Her research spans human-computer interaction communications systems and networks, and she builds online discussion systems that empower users to curate content and promote collective discussions. Additionally, she uses computational analysis of large-scale social data to understand user needs and user behavior on social platforms with the aim of creating spaces that protect users. Amy developed a crowdsourcing platform called Squadbox, an interface that enables users to assign a "squad" of other moderators to sift through online messages that might contain harassing language missed by software filters. She received a Best Paper Award at ACM CSCW, and a Best Paper Honorable Mention Award at ACM CHI.