Asia Biega is a computer scientist designing and studying responsible information and social computing systems that respect societal, ethical, and legal constraints.
Currently, is working at Microsoft Research Montréal as a postdoctoral researcher in the Fairness, Accountability, Transparency, and Ethics in AI (FATE) Group. Early 2021, She will be joining the Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy as a tenure-track faculty (W2) to head a group in the area of responsible technology.
Her background is in information retrieval, information extraction, and data mining. She completed her Ph.D. summa cum laude at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics and Saarland University advised by Gerhard Weikum and Krishna P. Gummadi. During that time, I was also a member of the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems. Her doctoral work focused on the issues of privacy and fairness in search systems. Outside of academia, worked as an engineering intern in the privacy infrastructure team at Google and as a software developer in e-commerce.