Ned Cooper

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Hi! I'm a PhD candidate at the College of Engineering, Computing & Cybernetics, Australian National University. I primarily conduct research in the areas of Responsible AI, Human-AI Interaction, and AI regulation and policy (though I am always keen to branch out!). My PhD research critically examines existing approaches to participatory machine learning and proposes new methodologies grounded in HCI principles.

Previously, I worked at Google Research, researching ways to make AI inclusive of diverse languages and dialects. I have experience as a human rights lawyer with the Aboriginal Legal Service in Australia (criminal defence) and Transparency International in Guatemala (anti-corruption and election monitoring). I have also worked in strategy and policy roles, with NBN Co on broadband networks and with Nous Group in various projects in Australia and the UK.

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SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

Ned Cooper and Alexandra Zafiroglu. 2024. From Fitting Participation to Forging Relationships: The Art of Participatory ML. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '24).

Ned Cooper, Courtney Heldreth, and Ben Hutchinson. 2024. "It's how you do things that matters": Attending to Process to Better Serve Indigenous Communities with Language Technology. Proceedings of the Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL '24).

Skyler Wang*, Ned Cooper*, and Margaret Eby. 2023. From Human-Centered to Social-Centered Artificial Intelligence: Assessing ChatGPT's Impact through Disruptive Events. Under review.

Ned Cooper, Tiffanie Horne, Gillian R. Hayes, Courtney Heldreth, Michal Lahav, Jess Holbrook, and Lauren Wilcox. 2022. A Systematic Review and Thematic Analysis of Community-Collaborative Approaches to Computing Research. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '22).

Ned Cooper. 2022. Would the Trees Dim the Lights? Adopting the Intentional Stance for More-Than-Human Participatory Design. Participatory Design Conference (PDC '22).


*Equal contribution