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Lize Alberts

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Lize Alberts

Doctoral Student

Student, Keble College

Wolfson Building, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QD


Topics: Dark Patterns; Nudges; User Autonomy; Design for Wellbeing; Social Cognition

Fields: Behavioural Psychology; Human-Computer Interaction; Human-Robot Interaction; Cognitive Science; Technological Governance; Cognitive Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; Natural Language Processing/Understanding; Philosophy


Lize is a doctoral student in the Human Centred Computing group. She received a Lighthouse Graduate Scholarship from AWS for work on the RoboTIPS project, co-supervised by Max van Kleek and Marina Jirotka. Her research interests relate to the ethical design of interfaces that interact socially with users, including the anticipation of dark patterns that may emerge in this space.

Lize has a research master's degree in Philosophy from Stellenbosch University. Her MA thesis draws from work in cognitive science, cognitive linguistics, Natural Language Processing/Understanding, and machine perception to explore possibilities and limitations in grounded language understanding for embodied AI systems. Lize also holds a BA Honours degree in Philosophy from Stellenbosch University and her dissertation on computational linguistics was published in a peer-reviewed journal. Preceding that, she graduated top of her class in BA Humanities (Philosophy and Social Anthropology) at NWU, South Africa.

Lize is co-organiser of the Responsible Technology Institute's Student Network and President of the Oxford University Computer Society (CompSoc)