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. Please get in touch if you would like to contribute to The Spoke.
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.
Dec 19, 2018
New Medium blog story: It's a "Google-drenched society" but we still suffer from an information draught.
Dec 7, 2018
The Daily Shot published an article about our Wikipedia edit-a-thon with WellesleyPlus.
Dec 6, 2018
I gave an invited lecture for the political student association, Agora.
Nov 11, 2018
New Medium blog story on our current research: Are Google's Top Stories Biased? It's Complicated.
Oct 30, 2018
A new piece on The Spoke, related to bias in AI: Is AI Sexist? Amazon's AI Recruiting Tool Didn't Like Women
Oct 4, 2018
Was a panelist for the new group of Women in Machine Learning and AI @ Boston/Cambridge.
Sep 23, 2018
Wrote a new Medium post: The information panels on Google and Facebook: Uncovering their blind spots .
July 1, 2018
Started my academic leave for the year 2018-2019.
June 29, 2018
Wellesley Cred-lab has joined the project Newspapers on Wikipedia, which was inspired by the results of our WebSci'18 paper.
In February 2019:
All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation by Rebecca Traister.
These Truths: A History of the United States by Jill Lepore.
The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson.
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".