I'm a PhD candidate advised by Gerhard Weikum and Krishna P. Gummadi (MPI-SWS). I am broadly interested in problems revolving around the digital liberties of online users, and my current work focuses on privacy and fairness in information retrieval and social computing systems.
Prior to joining MPI as a PhD student, I was a member of the YAGO team headed by Fabian M. Suchanek, contributing to projects in the area of information extraction and knowledge bases. I got my MSc and BSc degrees from the University of Wrocław, Poland, with a thesis in the area of natural language processing. Outside of academia, my professional experience includes work on large-scale privacy infrastructure as an intern at Google Zurich, and two years of software development for e-commerce systems.
It is common for Polish names to have diminutives. Asia is a diminutive form of Joanna, not a nickname, and not a continent name :-) If you're curious how to pronounce it, have a look here.