Karrie G. Karahalios is a Professor of Computer Science, a Co-director of the Center for Just Infrastructures at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Senior Research Scientist at Adobe Research. She completed an S.B. in Electrical Engineering, an M.Eng. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and an S.M. and Ph.D in Media Arts and Sciences at MIT. Her main area of research is Social Computing. This research area includes social network analysis, relationship modeling, social media site development, social media feed algorithm awareness/design, social visualization, group dynamics analysis, the creation of tools to encourage communication for children with language delays, and tools for developmental-delay diagnosis. The work has resulted in a book and over 100 publications in top-tier conferences. She has been awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship, a Harvard Berkman Center for Internet and Society Fellowship, a Kavli Fellowship, the A. Richard Newton Breakthrough Research Award, an NSF Early Career Award, and an NCSA Fellowship, among others. Her papers have been recognized as the best in the field several times at ACM’s Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) (2008, 2009, 2015, 2017), ACM’s Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) in 2010, and in the leading international forum for database researchers, ACM’s International Conference on Management Data (SIGMOD) in 2020. She actively participates in the Program Committees for research conferences in social computing, social media mining, and human computer interaction (CHI, CSCW, FAccT, ICWSM, World Wide Web (WWW)), and she is an Associate Editor for the Transactions on Social Computing Journal.
Karrie G. Karahalios served on the 2020-2021 Just Tech Planning Committee.