Jahna Otterbacher

Jahna Otterbacher holds a doctorate in Informatics from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, USA). She is currently Assistant Professor at the Open University of Cyprus, where she coordinates the MSc in Social Information Systems. Jahna’s research focuses on developing our understanding of two issues: first, the ways in which social stereotypes are reproduced in technological artefacts and algorithmic processes, such as search engines, and how this impacts users’ interactions with them; and second, users’ interactions with one another, as well as with computer agents, in technology-mediated environments. Jahna’s work has been published in journals such as the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication and Knowledge and Information Systems, as well as in top-tier international conferences such as the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems and the ACM/IEEE Conference on Human-Robot Interaction. Jahna has also served as a contributor to the Harvard Business Review, where she writes about the social implications of Big Data practices and analytics. On a personal note, Jahna is a native of Detroit, Michigan USA and is a naturalized Cypriot citizen. She lives in Nicosia with her family.

Language(s): Greek, English

 

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