Katelyn Morrison

Katelyn Morrison

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant @ SCI
Undergraduate Researcher @ SmaSH Lab
Undergraduate Researcher with Malihe Alikhani

About Me

I am currently a senior at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in Computer Science and getting a certificate in Sustainability. I am actively applying to PhD programs in interdisciplinary computer science and society. Currently, my research focuses on fairness in the context of sociotechnical systems and decision making pipelines. Check out my latest research to learn more! This last summer I was a data science intern @ IQT Labs. Check out my research to see what project I worked on while I was there. When I'm not working on projects, you can find me biking around Pittsburgh! Fun fact: I am starting to learn about the art of Bonsai and how to bonsai different trees or shrubs.

Research Interests

My research interests are within the fields of Computational Sustainability, Societal Computing, and AI and Social Good. If you never heard of these fields before, check out CompSustNet and AI and Social Good. I am interested in social data science, urban informatics, and human-AI interactions. I aspire to focus on the societal aspects of artificial intelligence, specifically learning algorithms deployed in sociotechnical systems used by decision makers that unknowingly exacerbate inequalities in the system. Diving deeper into this particular domain will allow me to address the fairness of learning algorithms and design computational models for social good. I hope to address current societal challenges by mitigating unintended negative impacts from human-AI interactions.