Amy X. Zhang is a Computer Science Ph.D. candidate at MIT CSAIL, conducting research on social computing and human-computer interaction. As a Berkman Klein 2018-19 Fellow, she will study and develop end-user tools for improving online discourse that empower users to identify misinformation, combat harassment, meaningfully participate in civic discourse, and better manage their social information and experiences.
During her Ph.D., Amy has spent time working at Microsoft Research and Google Research. Before MIT, she worked as a software engineer at a news startup in NYC and completed her MPhil in Advanced Computer Science at the University of Cambridge on a Gates Cambridge Fellowship. In her undergraduate years at Rutgers University she completed a B.S. in Computer Science while captain of the Division I women’s tennis team. Her work has been profiled in news outlets such as ABC News, BBC, CBC, and The Verge, among others. Her research is supported by a Google Ph.D. Fellowship and an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.