Prof. Dori-Hacohen’s research focuses on threats to the information ecosystem online and to healthy public discourse from an information retrieval lens, informed by insights from the social sciences. Upcoming projects address the connections between m/disinformation and weaponized controversy, online and in social networks. Additionally, her work addresses fairness and bias in medicine. Prof. Dori-Hacohen’s approach to these research questions is grounded in an ethics, fairness & AI safety perspective.
Her career in both academia and industry spans Google, Facebook, and University of Massachusetts, Amherst among others. She received her M.Sc. and B.Sc. (cum laude) at the University of Haifa in Israel and her M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she researched computational models of controversy.
Dr. Dori-Hacohen is the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the 2011 Google Lime Scholarship and first place at the 2016 UMass Amherst’s Innovation Challenge. She has taken an active leadership role in broadening participation in Computer Science on a local and global scale.
Prof. Dori-Hacohen is seeking proactive, curious prospective PhD students who get things done, to join her new research lab. Read more and apply.
“For the simplicity on this side of complexity, I wouldn’t give you a fig. But for the simplicity on the other side of complexity, for that I would give you anything I have.”Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.