Amy X. Zhang
About Me - CV - Publications - Talks - Code - Blog

Assistant Professor
Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering
University of Washington

Head of the Social Futures Lab

My research is in the field of human-computer interaction and social computing. I work on designing and building systems to improve discourse, collaboration, and understanding online, with applications to social media and online communities, news and civic engagement, education, and computer-supported cooperative work and collective action.

Contact Info

Twitter: @amyxzh
Github: amyxzhang
Google Scholar

Latest News

Sept 2020: Started professorship at University of Washington Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering!

August 2020: Won MIT EECS George Sprowls Award for best Ph.D. thesis. Named 2020-21 Belfer Fellow by the ADL.

Sept 2019: Started postdoc at Stanford CS working with Michael Bernstein.

Aug 2019: Turned in my thesis and graduated from MIT!

May 2019: Defended my dissertation!

Oct 2018: Received CSCW Best Paper Award for paper on making sense of group chat.

July 2018: I did an interview about Squadbox on BBC TV!



Blog Posts

Themes from the Truth and Trust Online Conference 2019 - Nov 13, 2019
Exploring the Design of Credibility Tools - Dec 19, 2018
Having Trouble Keeping Up with Group Chat? - Nov 5, 2018
4 Things We Learned from Talking to People who Face Harassment: Research behind Squadbox - April 17, 2018
Considering End Users in the Design of News Credibility Annotations - June 12, 2017
Year in Reviews - Dec 30, 2016
Mailing Lists: Why Are They Still Here, What's Wrong With Them, and How Can We Fix Them? - May 11, 2015
Thoughts and Reflections from a 1st Time Reviewer - March 19, 2014
What is a Neighborhood? - March 11, 2012

Application Materials:

Research Statement, Teaching Statement, Diversity Statement

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