Portrait of Forough Poursabzi-Sangdeh

Forough Poursabzi-Sangdeh

Postdoctoral Researcher


I am a Postdoctoral Researcher at Microsoft Research New York City. I am interested in the interaction between humans and machines. Because of the heavy involvement of humans throughout the machine learning lifecycle—from getting data that is necessary to train models to making decisions with the help of models—it is becoming more and more important to study humans and machines jointly. My research builds on research from HCI, psychology, and social sciences on human-subject experiments to study human behavior when they interact with machine learning models. Recently, I have focused on studying this interaction in the context of interpretability and fairness.

Before joining Microsoft, I got my PhD in computer science from the University of Colorado Boulder, where I was advised by Jordan Boyd-Graber. Before that, I got my BE in computer engineering from the University of Tehran. See my website for more information.