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Siva Mathiyazhagan

Institute for Rebooting Social Media Assembly Fellow

Dr. Siva Mathiyazhagan is the Associate Director of Strategies and Impact at the SAFELab, University of Pennsylvania, and a Lecturer in the school of social work at Columbia University. He strategies and facilitates local-global partnerships to scale SAFELab innovations and research projects to accelerate the impact with local communities and transnational tech-social work researchers. Dr. Siva’s research focuses on a youth-led community-centered transdisciplinary approach to prevent caste and racial bias and misinterpretation of social media posts by BIPOC youth to promote safe and inclusive off and online communities. Dr. Siva co-creates tech social work policies and social work ethical considerations for Artificial Intelligence(AI), Machine Learning (ML), and Metaverse. Dr. Siva Mathiyazhagan is the Founder-Director of the youth-led non-profit Trust for Youth and Child Leadership (TYCL) International, based in India and the USA. He serves as a TYCL representative to the United Nations. He has a master’s in Social Work (MSW) and a PhD. in Social Work, specialized in child-centered community development from Pondicherry Central University, India. He loves to travel in the coastal areas and listens to Tamil traditional folk music.