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 ReEnTrust 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.
Developing A Measure of Online Wellbeing and User Trust
Liz Dowthwaite‚ Elvira Pérez Vallejos‚ Helen Creswick‚ Virginia Portillo‚ Menisha Patel and Jun Zhao
In Paradigm Shifts in ICT Ethics: Proceedings of the ETHICOMP 2020. 2020.
Understanding Value and Design Choices Made by Android Family App Developers
Anirudh Ekambaranathan‚ Jun Zhao and Max Van Kleek
In CHI EA '20: Extended Abstracts of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Pages 1−10. 2020.
" It's your private information. it's your life." young people's views of personal data use by online technologies
Liz Dowthwaite‚ Helen Creswick‚ Virginia Portillo‚ Jun Zhao‚ Menisha Patel‚ Elvira Perez Vallejos‚ Ansgar Koene and Marina Jirotka
In Proceedings of the Interaction Design and Children Conference. Pages 121–134. 2020.