Katelyn Morrison

Katelyn Morrison


MSR Undergrad Intern with David Rothschild
Incoming PhD Student @ CMU HCII

About Me

I am currently a senior at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in Computer Science and getting a certificate in Sustainability. I will be starting my PhD in Human-Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon University in August 2021. This summer (Summer 2021) I will be an intern at Microsoft Research and will be advised by David Rothschild . Currently, my research focuses on fairness in the context of sociotechnical systems and resource allocation. Check out my latest research to learn more! When I'm not working on projects, you can find me biking around Pittsburgh!

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.