Research Associate at RISE Cyprus

Research Assocıate //
Human-Computer Interaction, Technosociology, Social Justice //

Pınar
Barlas

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Researcher for algorithmic transparency, currently at RISE Cyprus.

I’m passionate about working at the intersection of social justice and technology, examining the impact of high-tech solutions on individual lives as well as the broader society. I have an undergraduate degree in social sciences and media, supported by a graduate degree in human-computer interaction design.

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Publications

“Social B(eye)as: Human and Machine Descriptions of People Images” (Dataset)

by Pınar Barlas, Kyriakos Kyriakou, Styliani Kleanthous, and Jahna Otterbacher
In Proceedings of the International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM), 2019. 

PDF // AAAI digital library

”Fairness in Proprietary Image Tagging Algorithms: A Cross-Platform Audit on People Images”

by Kyriakos Kyriakou, Pınar Barlas, Styliani Kleanthous, and Jahna Otterbacher
In Proceedings of the International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM), 2019.

PDF // AAAI digital library

“What Makes an Image Tagger Fair? Proprietary Auto-tagging and Interpretations on People Images”

by Pınar Barlas, Styliani Kleanthous, Kyriakos Kyriakou, and Jahna Otterbacher
In Proceedings of the 27th ACM Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP), 2019.

PDF // ACM digital library

“Patching Gender: Non-binary Utopias in HCI”

by Katta Spiel, Os Keyes, and Pınar Barlas
In Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA), 2019.

PDF // ACM digital library

”Queer(ing) HCI: Moving Forward in Theory and Practice”

by Katta Spiel, Os Keyes, Ashley Marie Walker, Michael A. DeVito, Jeremy Birnholtz, Emeline Brulé, Ann Light, Pınar Barlas, Jean Hardy, Alex Ahmed, Jennifer A. Rode, Jed R. Brubaker, and Gopinaath Kannabiran
In Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA), 2019.

PDF // ACM digital library

 
 

Education

Harbour.Space University (Barcelona, Spain)

M.A. Interaction Design
2016 - 2017

Clark University (Worcester, MA, USA)

B.A. Cultural Studies & Communication
2012 - 2016

Recent Employment

Research Associate

Current (since September 2018)
Transparency in Algorithms Multidisciplinary Research Group at RISE Cyprus

UX Designer (Freelance)

July - August 2018
Cyprus Center for Algorithmic Transparency

Service Designer (Freelance)

January 2018
Ikimiz Restaurant

 

Awards

Liberal Education and Effective Practice (LEEP) Fellowship

Clark University, 2015

Steinbrecher Fellowship

Clark University, 2014

Fulbright Cyprus-America Scholarship (CASP)

Cyprus Fulbright Commission, 2011