Julia B Barnett
PhD Candidate at Northwestern
Hello! I'm Julia Barnett and I'm a PhD student in Technology and Social Behavior, which is a dual PhD program in computer science and communications at Northwestern University. My advisor is Nicholas Diakopoulos, and right now we are researching different areas in the ethical AI space, most recently the ability to anticipate societal impacts of algorithms through crowdsourcing. Currently I am working with Ágnes Horvát investigating the intersectional penalty of gender and ethnic diversity of scientific teams on success in scientific publications.
My research interests lie in algorithmic ethics and transparency, ethical AI, NLP applications in social contexts, and the intersection of machine learning and music.
I completed a Master's Degree in Data Science at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics in 2019, and I got my Bachelor's Degree in Business Analytics, International Business, and Marketing from Villanova University in 2018. Before my PhD I finished up a two year stint as a Senior Data Analyst at The Washington Post.