Leijie Wang (王雷捷)
First-year PhD Student, University of Washington

I am a first-year CSE Ph.D. student at University of Washington. I’m advised by Amy X. Zhang and part of the Social Futures Lab. My current research interests are Social Computing and FAccT (Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency). Specifically, I am passionate to build and understand content moderation systems on online platforms that respect people’s expectations about privacy and fairness.

Before coming to UW, I worked as a research assistant at Social AI Group at Carnegie Mellon University, where I was co-advised by Professors Haiyi Zhu and Steven Wu. I was also fortunate to be part of CMU DIG lab and advised by Professor Adam Perer. I earned my BA at Tsinghua University and majored in Computer Science.


  • Social Computing
  • Human-Centered Machine Learning
  • Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency


University of Washington, Seattle
Sept 2022 - present
PhD in Computer Science & Engineering,
supervisor: Amy X. Zhang
Xinya College, Tsinghua University
2017 - 2022
Bachelor of Engineering, Computer Science
New College, Oxford University
2019 - 2020
Visiting Student, Computer and Philosophy

Recent Publications

How Are Machine Learning Based Online Content Moderation Systems Actually Used? Studying Community Size, Local Activity, and Disparity Treatment, 2022, FAccT
Leijie Wang , Steven Wu , Haiyi Zhu
The Model Card Authoring Toolkit: Toward Community-centered, Deliberation-driven AI Governance, 2022, FAccT
Hong Shen , Leijie Wang , Wesley Hanwen Deng , Ciell , Ronald Velgersdijk , Haiyi Zhu
Leveraging Analysis History for Improved In Situ Visualization Recommendation, , EuroVis
Will Epperson , Doris Jung-Lin Lee , Leijie Wang , Kunal Agarwal , Aditya Parameswaran , Marti Hearst , Dominik Moritz , Adam Perer

Research Experience

Data Interaction Group (DIG), Carnegie Mellon University
2021-06 - present
Undergraduate research assistant
Social AI Group, Carnegie Mellon University
2020-06 - present
Undergraduate research assistant
Advised by Haiyi Zhu and Steven Wu
Knowledge Engineering Group (KEG), Tsinghua University
2018-10 - 2019-07
Undergraduate research assistant
Advised by Jie Tang


  • Tsinghua Presidential Scholarship, Tsinghua University
  • Finalist Award in the Mathematical Contest in Modeling, Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications
  • Yinghua Scholarship for Oxford Visiting Students, Tsinghua University
  • Jiang Nanxiang Scholarship, Tsinghua University
  • The First Prize Scholarship for 2017 Freshmen, Tsinghua University