My name is Motahhare Eslami, officially Motahareh EslamiMehdiabadi (I know, it's long!). I am an Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University in the School of Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction Institute. I am also an Academic Researcher at Facebook UX research.
My research is broadly in human-computer interaction, social computing, and data mining. I received my PhD in Computer Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where I was advised by Professor Karrie Karahalios. In my research, I have developed techniques to investigate users’ behavior around opaque algorithmic systems, redesign these systems to communicate opaque algorithmic processes to users and provide them with a more informed, satisfying, and engaging interaction. My research has been discussed in the popular press, including Time, The Washington Post, HuffingtonPost, the BBC, CBC Radio, Fortune, Quartz, International Business Times, New Scientist, and MIT Technology Review. My research is supported by NSF (Fairness in AI, NSF AI Institute), Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Cisco.
I am looking for graduate students to join my new lab. If you are interested, please reach out.