Welcome! I am Wesley Hanwen Deng. I am a third-year Ph.D. student at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII) at Carnegie Mellon University. At CMU, I am extremely fortunate to be advised by Ken Holstein and Motahhare Eslami, and work closely with Jason Hong and Hoda Heidari. I also work closely with Jenn Wortman Vaughan and Solon Barocas from Microsoft Research on a set of exciting projects on AI impact assessment and regulation. Before coming to CMU, I graduated with the Highest Distinction and am EECS Research Honor in Computer Science from UC Berkeley, where I conducted Human-centered AI research with Niloufar Salehi.
My research interests are Responsible AI (RAI), AI Fairness, Accountability & Transparency (FAccT), AI regulation & policy, and Social computing. In particular, I develop tools, processes, and policies to better support AI practitioners and researchers in building more responsible AI on the ground. My current research focuses on (a) engaging end users in effectively auditing and red-teaming Generative AI, and (b) supporting AI researchers and practitioners in assessing the real-world downstream impact of their AI design and development. You can learn more about my recent work on my Google Scholar page and my CV.