I am a Senior Researcher in the Department of Computer Science at Oxford University. My research focuses on investigating the impact of algorithm-based decision makings upon our everyday life, especially for families and young children. For this, I take a human-centric approach, focusing on understanding real users' needs, in order to design technologies that can make a real impact.
Currently, I am leading the KOALA project and the EWADA project. I work closely with schools, children, families as well as technologists for children, to understand the technological, societal and regulatory challenges that we are facing, to inform national and international policymakers, technology designers and families.
I have recently been serving in the IEEE P2089 Age Appropriate Digital Services Framework Working Group and the CDEI Online Safety Data Initiative Expert Group. I was part of the 100 Brilliant Women in AI and Ethics global initiative 2019-20, to promote diversity and equality in this critical research area.
For further information about my research activities, latest outputs and invited talks please see my external web page.
- CSCW'23 HONORABLE MENTION: ‘Don’t make assumptions about me!’: Understanding Children’s Perception of Datafication Online
- CSCW'23 RECOGNITION AWARD: ‘Don’t make assumptions about me!’: Understanding Children’s Perception of Datafication Online
- CHI'22 HONORABLE MENTION: Informing Age−Appropriate AI: Examining Principles and Practices of AI for Children.
Call for a new data governance structure for datafied childhood
‘Don’t make assumptions about me!’: Understanding Children’s Perception of Datafication Online
Ge Wang‚ Jun Zhao‚ Max Van Kleek and Nigel Shadbolt
In Proceedings of the ACM on Human−Computer Interaction. Vol. 6. 2022.
HONORABLE MENTION AND IMPACT RECONITION
KOALA Hero: Inform Children of Privacy Risks of Mobile Apps
Jun Zhao‚ Blanche Duron and Ge Wang
In Proceedings of Interaction Design and Children. 2022.