Shagun Jhaver is a postdoctoral scholar in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology.
Shagun’s research focuses on online harassment and content moderation on social media websites. His dissertation investigated how moderation systems on Twitter and Reddit work, and how they affect platform owners, content moderators, and end-users. His most recent research evaluates the effects of banning or quarantining Reddit communities, examines the potential of a restorative justice approach to addressing online harassment, and analyzes the moderation mechanisms that curate Facebook ads.
While at Berkman, he will design, develop and evaluate human-AI hybrid tools that provide end-users greater autonomy is shaping their social media content towards addressing online harassment. These tools will include new visualizations, interactive machine-learning systems, and sharing mechanisms. Through this work, he will also contribute insights into designing end-user tools that use automation to support creating more pro-social online spaces.