I am a Postdoctoral Researcher at Microsoft Research, New York City, an interdisciplinary research lab. I am interested in the interaction between humans and Machine Learning (ML) systems. From data used to train models to decisions made with the help of ML systems, humans are at the heart of ML. Therefore, it is important to study humans and ML systems jointly. I use my ML knowledge in training, debugging, and evaluating models and employ principles from Human—Computer Interaction (HCI) and behavioral psychology in designing controlled human-subject experiments to study how humans behave when they interact with ML systems. Recently, I have focused on studying this interaction in the context of interpretability and fairness. My long-term ambition is to leverage insights from these studies and create systems that foster an effective and responsible collaboration between humans and models. Take a look at my research statement to get a better sense of what I have been working on and what my research agenda is.
Before joining Microsoft, I got my PhD in computer science from the University of Colorado Boulder, where I was advised by Jordan Boyd-Graber. Before that, I got my BE in computer engineering from the University of Tehran.
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