My name is Danaë Metaxa-Kakavouli, and I’m a second-year Ph.D. student studying Computer Science at Stanford University in the Human-Computer Interaction Group.

I am co-advised by James Landay in Computer Science and Jeff Hancock in the Commincation department here at Stanford, supported by a Stanford Graduate Fellowship. I am also a Course Assistant for CS181: Computers, Ethics, and Public Policy.

My current work studies bias and information systems: identifying how cognitive biases at the individual level affect the technology we produce, as well as designing technological solutions for mitigating that bias.

Before Stanford, I graduated from Brown University in 2015 with a dual concentration in Computer Science and Science, Technology, and Society. My undergraduate advisor was Jeff Huang.

P.S. In case you’re wondering/struggling, my first name is pronounced like the verb “deny”.