A common theme in my research is that of protecting user rights and well-being. I design ethically and socially responsible information and social computing systems and study how they interact with and influence their users.My background is in information retrieval, information extraction, and data mining. I completed my PhD summa cum laude at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics and Saarland University advised by Gerhard Weikum and Krishna P. Gummadi. During that time, I was also a member of the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems. My doctoral work focused on the issues of privacy and fairness in search systems. I hold a B.Sc. and an M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Wrocław, Poland. Outside of academia, I worked as an engineering intern in the privacy infrastructure team at Google and as a software developer in e-commerce.
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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.