Photo: Bjeshkët e Nemuna (Albanian Alps)
I am an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Wellesley College in Wellesley, MA, USA.
Wellesley College is a women's liberal arts college, and I love teaching here, because
I can contribute in educating the women who will change the face of computational technology. To learn about
the courses I teach, visit the teaching page. I study web-based, socio-technical systems, and currently I'm interested in the problem of assessing the credibility of online sources. Visit the research page to learn more. During my time at Wellesley, I have
been fortunate to work with a large number of extremely talented and creative
Wellesley students. They are a constant inspiration.
Due to the current political situation, I feel it's important to state that I'm proud of being an immigrant (as there are several of my colleagues in the CS department). I came to the States in 2007, as you'll read in the about me page. Finally, extras.
During 2017-2018, I was in the editorial board of The Spoke, an Albright Institute faculty initiative.
If you are a Wellesley student, who would like to chat about research, courses, books, project ideas, or anything else, please feel free to email me.
March 25, 2021
The Wellesley Spotlight interviewed me about disinformation and tech platforms. Read the two parts interview.
Nov 30, 2020
I will be one of the virtual chairs for the 15th ICWSM Conference, happening (virtually) on June 7-10, 2021.
Sep 26, 2020
March 20, 2020
Wellesley Faculty got together to honor the class of 2020, after the abrupt end of the Spring semester, in this Zoom recording.
In Sep/Oct 2021:
The Ministry for the future: A novel by Kim Stanley Robinson.
The Austen years: A memoir in five novels by Rachel Cohen.
Travels with Herodotus by Ryszard Kapuściński.
The Albanian greeting Përshëndetje has as root the word shëndet, which means health. The entire word: për-shëndet-je means: "to your health". I agree, it is a bit too formal, and also too long to say. My favorite one is the greeting: tungjatjeta, for short: tjeta (in Albanian, "je" is pronounced as "ye" in "yes"). It means may you live longer (t'u-ngjat-jeta). The greeting words in a language are an interesting window into a people's culture. As there are the hidden forces of pragmatics that lead to shortened forms such as "hi" or "ciao" or "allo".