Jiaqi Ma | 马家祺

Assistant Professor
School of Information Sciences
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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About Me

I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Prior to UIUC, I was a Postdoctoral Researcher at Harvard University. I received my Ph.D. from University of Michigan and a B.Eng. from Tsinghua University.

I’m interested in the broad area of trustworthy artificial intelligence (AI). We recognize that AI models often live in complex ecosystems, where ensuring trustworthiness involves dealing with challenges from heterogeneous data and intricate human interactions, and adhering to a variety of public policies. My research blends observations and insights of these ecosystem dynamics into innovative technical solutions, aiming to develop trustworthy AI systems that reliably operate within their specific ecosystems. Specifically, my work addresses the following major questions with some detailed examples:

  1. How to effectively operationalize regulatory principles such as explainability, fairness, privacy, and address legal considerations such as copyright?
  2. How to leverage the knowledge about human interactions with the AI systems to better design the system?
  3. How to deal with challenges for learning from complex real-world data?

Some “buzzwords” relevant to my existing research include trustworthy machine learning, explainable machine learning, machine unlearning, graph machine learning, recommender systems, and large language models.

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Pronunciation of my first name: Jia-Chi.