Dr. Arjumand Younus is an assistant professor of Computational Social Science at the School of Sociology, UCD. Her research focuses on Machine Learning, natural language processing, and data science for social good. Arjumand is passionate about the value of Artificial Intelligence Technology to make society better, and at the moment, she is involved as an academic partner in various AI for Social Good projects.

Formerly, she was a research scientist in Afiniti AI, and a part-time lecturer in Technological University Dublin. Before this appointment, Arjumand has contributed to SFI funded projects during her different post-doctoral positions at CONSUS-UCD and INSIGHT-UCD. She is
also serving in the capacity of Cc-director for Women in Research Ireland, which is a volunteer-run registered charity working for better representation of women and under-represented groups in academia.

Arjumand received a joint PhD in Computer Science from National University of Ireland Galway (Ireland) and University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy), MSc degree in Computer Science from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (South Korea), and a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Karachi (Pakistan). She is the recipient of Google Women Techmakers scholarship for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.

Recent publications:

Younus, A., Quereshi, M. A., Jeon, M., Kazemi, A., & Caton, S. (2022). XAI Analysis of Online Activism to Capture Integration in Irish Society Through Twitter. Social Informatics: 13th International Conference, SocInfo 2022, Glasgow, UK, October 19–21, 2022, Proceedings

Younus, A., Qureshi, M. A. (2022). A Framework for Sexism Detection on Social Media via ByT5 and TabNet. Technological University Dublin

Li, W., Choudhary, R., Younus, A., Ohana, B., Baker, N., Leen, B. Qureshi, M. A. (2021). RCES: Rapid Cues Exploratory Search Using Taxonomies For COVID-19. IKM ’21, November 1–5, 2021, Virtual Event, QLD, Aus

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