Amira Ghenai is a PhD graduate from the Information Retrieval group of the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo. Amira received a Masters of Computing Sciences in Software Engineering from the University of Imperial College London.
Her masters research was about recommender systems. Amira's PhD research interests include information retrieval, social media and understanding human behavior. More specifically, she is interested in the research question of how search and social media interactions effect the human behavior in the health related decision making process. Working in this area, Amira has three recent publications in ACM ICTIR 17, ACM CSCW 18 and IEEE ICHI 17 conferences.
Link to Amira's PhD thesis: https://uwspace.uwaterloo.ca/handle/10012/15268
Amira's personal Website https://cs.uwaterloo.ca/~aghenai/