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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.

 

I previously studied Computer Science at EECS, UC Berkeley, where I did research and design with Kimiko Ryokai and Eric Paulos.

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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!

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🎼🎢 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

 

πŸ€–πŸ’¬ 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

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π–πŸŒ How could we facilitate public deliberation of ML-based system deployment in Wikipedia community when stakeholders have competing values? 

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πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»πŸ§‘β€πŸ’» What are some frictions Data Scientists might encounter while using the open sourced ML "Fairness Toolkits" (e.g. AIF360, Fairlearn)? 

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πŸ€πŸ™ 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

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