The Center for Media Engagement is thrilled to welcome Ashwin Rajadesingan as a senior faculty research associate in our journalism research program.
Rajadesingan is a computational social scientist and design researcher studying how people engage with politics online. He is interested in how online spaces can foster spirited, engaging political discussions and contribute to building a vibrant deliberative democracy. In his research, he combines large-scale computational methods with qualitative interviews to (re)design online spaces that facilitate quality online cross-partisan interactions. His work has been published in the proceedings for AAAI and ACM conferences such as ICWSM, CSCW, WSDM and SMSociety.