Ashwin 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. Rajadesingan’s work has been funded by the Kettering Foundation, Moody College of Communication, and The University of Texas at Austin.