Talk description: TBA
Amna Liaqat is a postdoctoral research fellow with CITP. She is the recipient of Princeton University’s Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow Award.
Liaqat’s research lies at the intersection of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and Education. She designs tools for lifelong learning, with a focus on supporting collaborative processes, knowledge-sharing, and learning tacit skills. Liaqat holds a Ph.D. and a Master’s degree in computer science from the University of Toronto, and a Bachelor’s degree in business and computer science from Simon Fraser University. In her graduate research, she developed tools to support culture and language learning for immigrants in Canada.
The common theme across Liaqat’s research is the idea that technology-mediated support can enrich the knowledge sharing and production process. She also develops novel frameworks, human-centered design approaches, and mixed-methods that challenge historical techno-determinist approaches to designing for marginalized populations. In her projects, Liaqat draws on her interdisciplinary training to engage end-to-end in the technology creation process, from requirements gathering, development, deployment, and evaluation. This approach reveals hidden dynamics and results in nuanced technology design requirements for the multifaceted sociotechnical ecosystems she designs for.
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