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 am currently part of 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.
Protection or Punishment? Relating the Design Space of Parental Control Apps and Perceptions about Them to Support Parenting for Online Safety
Ge Wang‚ Jun Zhao‚ Max Van Kleek and Nigel Shadbolt
In Proc. ACM Hum.−Comput. Interact.. Vol. 5. No. CSCW2. October, 2021.
Understanding user perceptions of trustworthiness in e−recruitment systems
Gideon Ogunniye‚ Benedicte Legastelois‚ Michael Rovatsos‚ Liz Dowthwaite‚ Virginia Portillo‚ Elvira Perez Vallejos‚ Jun Zhao and Marina Jirotka
In IEEE Internet Computing. 2021.
"Money makes the world go around": identifying barriers to better privacy in children’s apps from developers’ perspectives
Anirudh Ekambaranathan‚ Jun Zhao and Max Van Kleek
In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. 2021.