Prof. Shiri Dori-Hacohen is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Connecticut, where she leads the Reducing Information Ecosystem Threats (RIET) Lab. She is also the Founder & Chair of the Board at AuCoDe.
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. She is a recognized expert in the information ecosystem research area and has published extensively on the topic (see Google Scholar; h-index: 9).
Prof. Dori-Hacohen has recently founded the Reducing Information Ecosystem Threats (RIET) Lab, which focuses on controversial topics, misinformation and disinformation and the connections between them, and the ensuing impacts and implications. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and Google, among others. Prof. Dori-Hacohen has served as PI or Co-PI on $7.5M worth of federal funds from the NSF.
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.
Prof. 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.