Category: Academia

  • Joining Spotify 👩‍🎤

    I am super excited to share I have accepted a new role at Spotify leading a group of insights researchers (data science and user research) to explore the future of Spotify Premium! I had an amazing ride at Facebook over the last six years and I am looking forward to my new adventure at Spotify!

  • Harassment in Social VR: Implications for Design

    Happy to share this work that was just published as part of IEEEVR 2019. Here is the abstract: We interviewed VR users (n=25) about their experiences with harassment, abuse, and discomfort in social VR. We find that users’ definitions of ‘online harassment’ are subjective and highly personal, making it difficult to govern social spaces at […]

  • The Immersive VR Self

    Very happy to share this paper written together with Will Steptoe. This paper will appear in “A Networked Self and Human Augmentics, AI, Sentience” but is already available here: https://research.fb.com/publications/the-immersive-vr-self-performance-embodiment-and-presence-in-immersive-virtual-reality-environments/ Abstract: Virtual avatars are a common way to present oneself in online social interactions. From cartoonish emoticons to hyper-realistic humanoids, these online representations help us […]

  • Our Research at IEEE VR

    Very happy to announce my joint work with Ketaki Shriram was accepted to be presented at IEEE VR 2017.  Here is the title and abstract: All Are Welcome: Using VR Ethnography to Explore Harassment Prevention in Immersive Social Virtual Reality The growing ubiquity of VR headsets has given rise to questions around harassment in social virtual reality. […]

  • CityBeat at ICWSM 2015

    Our paper “Editorial Algorithms: Using Social Media to Discover and Report Local News” was accepted as a full paper presentation at ICWSM 2015 in Oxford, UK.  Here is the abstract: The role of algorithms in the detection, curation and broadcast of news is becoming increasingly prevalent. To better understand this role we developed CityBeat, a system […]