Welcome! I am Wesley Deng. I am a Research Assistant at the School of Information, UC Berkeley under Niloufar Salehi and the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University under Haiyi Zhu, Ken Holstein, and Steven Wu. I am co-funded by the CoALA Lab and Social AI Group.
My current research interests are Human-centered Machine Learning (ML), Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and, more broadly, Human-AI Interaction. Below are my on-going projects. If any of them resonates with you, feel free to reach out through email or twitter!
🎼🎶 How might we co-create music with professional audio producers through an algorithm-infused framework? How would the co-creating practice transform our perceptions towards daily sound collection?
🤖💬 As low machine translation quality disproportionately impacts vulnerable communities like immigrants, how could we better communicate the machine translation qualities to the end users through a Slack Chatbot?
𝐖🌏 How could we facilitate public deliberation of ML-based system deployment in Wikipedia community when stakeholders have competing values?
🤝🙏 Current ML "Fairness Toolkits" are designed for use by lone developers rather than collaborative teams. How could we catalyze collaborations among industrial practitioners with diverse professional backgrounds?