About Me


– sep 10: 3 presentations (1 paper, 2 posters) at CSCW 2019 from the lab! I am also co-organizing a workshop on qualitative methods (apply!)

– apr 10: honored to be a recipient of the 2019 Way Klingler Young Scholar Award.

–  feb 4: excited to receive 2 year, $175,000 a NSF CRII grant to continue my work on algorithmic biases in the criminal justice system in Wisconsin!

I am an assistant professor at the Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science at Marquette University. I also hold an administrative position as the Director of Data Science and participate in the Cognitive Science program. Previously, I received a PhD from Cornell University under Steve Wicker and a MS from the Indian Statistical Institute under BS Daya Sagar.

My current research interests cut across human computer interaction, computational social scienceictd and privacy. I often work with various marginalized and developing populations. My research is (and has been) supported by the following:

Currently, I am interested in the following broad (and often intersecting) themes in my research:

  • online harassment and content moderation in non-WEIRD contexts: I am interested in how online harassment is defined and experienced and subsequent content moderation policies and practices designed for non-normative, vulnerable and marginalized populations both, in and out of the US.
  • developing ethical algorithms for foster care systems: Foster care systems are underfunded and overburdened in the US. Increasingly, algorithms are applied to make decisions about child risk, safety, placement and permanence. But, how ethical are they?
  • understanding algorithmic biases in criminal justice: Algorithms are quite pervasive in every facet of the criminal justice system from crime mapping to bail determinations to sentencing. How do biases emerge from the interactions between people and algorithms in the criminal justice system?

I am always looking for motivated students at all levels (BS, MS, PhD) to work with me. If you are interested, please read this and get in touch. This is my cv, my github and google scholar profile. This is the Marquette Computational Social Science Lab website for more information on the lab and lab members.

If you want to get in touch please feel free to email me at shion [dot] guha [at] marquette [dot] edu.