Arjumand Younus is an Assistant Professor at UCD’s School of Information and Communication Studies, teaching and researching in the area of Artificial Intelligence, Society, and Digital Policy.  Prior to that, she was an Assistant Professor at UCD’s School of Sociology, teaching and researching in the area of Computational Social Science. Before these appointments, she worked as a Research Scientist in Afiniti AI, and a part-time lecturer in Technological University Dublin. Arjumand has contributed to SFI-funded projects during her different post-doctoral positions at CONSUS-UCD and INSIGHT-UCD. Arjumand is also serving in the capacity of co-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. She is also the first Pakistani woman to have had representation in Oireachtas i.e. Irish Parliament where she expressed concerns in relation to the funding of higher education sector in Ireland.

Arjumand received a joint PhD in Computer Science from National University of Ireland Galway (Ireland) and University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy), MS degree in Computer Science from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (South Korea), and BS in Computer Science from the University of Karachi (Pakistan). She is the recipient of Google Women Techmakers scholarship for Europe, Middle East and Africa region. 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 is involved as an academic partner in various AI for Social Good projects.

Recent publications:

Kazemi, A., Younus, A., Jeon, M., Qureshi, M. A., & Caton, S. (2023). InÉire: An Interpretable NLP Pipeline Summarising Inclusive Policy Making Concerning Migrants in Ireland. IEEE Access.

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

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