Amira Ghenai

Postdoctoral Researcher

Amira Ghenai is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the School of Information Studies at McGill University. Before that, Amira completed her PhD of Computer Science at the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo. Amira received a Masters of Computing Sciences in Software Engineering from the University of Imperial College London. Her research interests include information retrieval, social media analysis, machine learning, misinformation, and accessibility for older adults. More specifically, she is interested in the research question of how search and social media interactions effect the human behavior in the health-related decision-making process. Currently, she is working on designing solutions to help older adults fight COVID-19 misinformation. Amira has well-established research track record with notable conference publications (such as ACM CSCW, ACM CHIIR, and ACM ICTIR). She further served as program committee member and reviewer for top-tier conferences and journals (such as JMIR, ACM CSCW, and ACM WWW).

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