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Jane Im on a beach at sunset

Jane Im

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I am a fourth year Ph.D. student 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.

I find ways to protect people's consent on the internet. In particular, I focus on designing social systems grounded in affirmative consent to tackle problems both in the user-to-system (user-to-company) context (e.g., data ownership and privacy issues) and user-to-user context (e.g., online harassment). Unsurprisingly, I find these two contexts deeply related to each other, and decided to research both.



Areas of Interest

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

Honors and Awards

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)

Big Data Analytics Competition 3rd Prize (2015)
SK Telecom, Seoul, Republic of Korea


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