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Jane Im


I am a fifth year Ph.D. candidate at the University of Michigan School of Information and Computer Science & Engineering, where I am advised by Dr. Florian Schaub (SI advisor) and Dr. Nikola Banovic (CSE advisor). I'm completing both Ph.D. programs' requirements.

As a Human-Computer Interaction researcher, I design and build consentful social computing systems. Specifically, I combine systems-building, empirical methods, and theoretical approaches to tackle integrity issues on social platforms, such as online harassment, surveillance, and data ownership problems. By focusing on the relationship between such issues and users’ consent, I develop ways to improve socio-technical systems’ privacy controls, safety and governance tools, and business models in the hopes of contributing to designing a safer internet.



Areas of Interest

HCI, social media, consent, digital safety, privacy, data ownership

Honors and Awards

Finalist for University of Michigan CSE Graduate Student Honors Competition 2022 

Barbour Scholar 2022-2023

Finalist for Meta PhD Research Fellowship 2022

Best Paper Honorable Mention Award 2021
ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2021)

Best Paper Runner Up Award 2020
ACM Conference on Web Science (WebSci 2020)


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Sept. 2018 - Present
Ph.D. in Information & Computer Science and Engineering
School of Information
Computer Science and Engineering, College of Engineering

Korea University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Mar. 2013 - Aug. 2018
B.B.A. in Business Administration
B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering


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UMSI doctoral candidate Jane Im named Barbour Scholar

For 105 years, the Barbour Scholarship has supported U-M women from Asia and the Middle East. Doctoral candidate Jane Im has been named a Barbour Scholar and joins this prestigious group of researchers.

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