I am first year Phd student in Computer Science and Engineering department at Universty of Michigan. I am advised by Nikola Banovic. My research area is human-computer interaction(HCI). I am particularly interested in creating better interaction methods for Human-AI collaboration. I am currently working on understanding user behavior when interacting with artificial intelligence (AI) in order to identify potential interaction mechanisms for human-AI interaction. In this research project, we are looking at how to improve users' ability to detect errors and harms in AI systems. Because AI is not free of bias, discrimination, unreliability, safety concerns, and poor outcomes, and not all AI is capable of making decisions that result in the desired outcome for the user.

Past expericene

Teaching

I taught young students at the Albert Institute in Addis Ababa in summer 2019. The course covered fundamental computer skills. Because the students were computer novices, I provided them with all of the lessons that would enable them to have sufficient basic computer skills. The best part about teaching was the genuine joy of seeing people grow and be inspired to do more in the area in which I thought of them.

Research Assistant Intern

At the University of Michigan , I am conducting research with Nikola Banovic in the ComputationalHCILab. Understanding and Modeling the Effect of Social Behavior on Virus Transmission to Fight Global Pandemic is the title of the study. The goal of the research is to understand people's behavior in a realistic home environment; a detailed presentation can be found here .

Backend Engeneering

I took a six-month Backend Nodejs course through Gebeya. I learned a lot of technologies as well as the entire process of developing a system with various types of professionals.