March 13, 2023

New faculty associate Aylin Caliskan

The Tech Policy Lab has welcomed a new faculty associate, Aylin Caliskan. 

Aylin is an Assistant Professor in the Information School and, by courtesy, Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington. Aylin also is a Nonresident Fellow in Governance Studies at The Brookings Institution, housed in the Center for Technology Innovation. 

Aylin has been with UW since 2021, previously working at George Washington University. Aylin’s research interests focus on artificial intelligence (AI) ethics, AI bias, computer vision, natural language processing, and machine learning. By developing computational statistical methods that detect and quantify human-like associations and biases learned by machines, Aylin investigates the reasoning behind AI representations and decisions. 

Aylin’s work includes development of transparency-enhancing algorithms to analyze how machines learn biases and consequently impact humans and society, with the goal of understanding how AI bias impacts equity and justice.

Aylin holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Drexel University’s College of Computing & Informatics and a Master of Science in Robotics from the University of Pennsylvania. Aylin was a Postdoctoral Researcher and a Fellow at Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy. 

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