My name is Shion Guha and I am an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto where I am cross-appointed between the Faculty of Information and Department of Computer Science. I direct the Human-Centered Data Science Lab and am part of the broader Critical Computing research community.
I also co-organize the yearly Toronto Human-AI Interaction Research School and am also a Faculty Affiliate at the Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society and Data Sciences Institute.
My research interests are broadly in the nascent field of Human-Centered Data Science which I have helped develop. I am very interested in algorithmic decision-making, especially in public services such as criminal justice, child welfare or healthcare as well as the intersection between AI and public policy.
For more information, please see my google scholar profile for an updated list of publications as well as my cv for other information. I also tweet from my professional account sometimes. I do not have any other social media.
I am looking for 1-2 prospective PhD students for Fall 2023 who are interested in my research program outlined above. Generally, I like you to have some prior, structured research experience in the broader area (i.e. AI/ML/HCI/CSCW etc.). Structured research experience refers to experiences such as research credits, masters thesis, summer research school, research assistantships, work/life experience etc.
I can admit students both, in the PhD in Information (deadline: November 16, 2022) as well as the PhD in Computer Science (deadline: December 1, 2022). Which specific program is dependent on the background of the student, as well as future research interests.
Please reach out at shion[dot]guha[at]utoronto[dot]ca if you are interested in working together. While I cannot guarantee responding to everyone, I usually respond and talk to everyone I ultimately admit.