Rosta Farzan

  • Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Associate Professor

Dr. Farzan is a researcher in the field of social computing. She is interested in studying online communities, how they perform and how they can be designed and maintained more effectively. In Dr. Farzan's research, she seeks to understand, design, and implement socio-technical systems that empower individuals and groups to contribute to knowledge production and community building.

Institution of Highest Degree

  • University of Pittsburgh, Ph.D.

Representative Publications

I Ahmad, R Farzan, A Kapadia, AJ Lee, "Tangible privacy: Towards user-centric sensor designs for bystander privacy," Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction 4 (CSCW2), 1-28, 2020.

A Li, Z Yao, D Yang, C Kulkarni, R Farzan, RE Kraut, "Successful Online Socialization: Lessons from the Wikipedia Education Program," Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction 4 (CSCW1), 1-24, 2020.

Research Interests

Social Computing
Urban Informatics
Online Communities
Computer Supported Cooperative Work