Abdullah Safir, an AI ethics and critical design researcher, focuses on reimagining AI from Majority World perspectives. He is pursuing his MPhil in Ethics of AI, Data, and Algorithms at the University of Cambridge's Leverhulme Centre for Future of Intelligence (LCFI) with a Trinity Hall Postgraduate Research Studentship. Previously a Research Assistant at LCFI, his works appear (or forthcoming) in peer-reviewed journals and top social computing venues. Safir served on the scientific and organizing committees for the Many Worlds of AI conference at Cambridge and co-edited its digital proceedings. He also co-designed an AI and Responsible Journalism toolkit. Safir earned his Master’s from the University of Warwick as a Commonwealth Scholar, receiving distinctions and academic excellence awards. Previously, he co-developed a Digital Strategy Primer for Bangladesh with Oxford University's Digital Pathways project.
Pablo García Navarro is a platform safety professional with a focus on developing trust in online experiences for over a decade. Most recently, he spearheaded election integrity and transparency efforts in political advertising for Meta, building and leading the policy enforcement and operations teams in Asia-Pacific and Europe. Prior to Meta, and during his tenure at Google Dublin, he led multiple teams from Southern Europe and the Middle East, safeguarding Google Search results from webspam and harmful content. He holds a MSc in Industrial and Engineering Management from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain.
Abdullah Ahmad is a data and policy researcher at Carnegie Mellon University. His work leverages dynamic social media data and utilizes network science and machine learning methodologies to investigate cyber-mediated changes in human behavior. His recent works focus on understanding disinformation diffusion in social networks, identifying bot clusters, and quantifying online harassment. At Georgetown University, his work focused on MENA and South Asia regions to bring attention to victims of coordinated influence campaigns in communities that seem to be underrepresented in trust and safety research.
Kadijatou (Kadija) Diallo is a policy analyst and researcher focused on the intersection of technology, governance and international affairs, particularly bridging the U.S and the Global Majority. She has worked in civil society, industry, and government. Most recently, she was a Fellow at Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. She received her Masters in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Dhara Mungra is a data scientist, and leads research and collaboration initiatives with newsrooms, civil society organizations, and nonprofits, focusing on developing open-access responsible AI tools in collaboration to strengthen trust in the social internet. She has led trust & safety research efforts supported by Google, Mozilla and Wikimedia. Dhara holds an MS in Data Science from New York University.
Swapneel Mehta is a postdoctoral researcher investigating platform governance and free speech at Boston University and MIT. He holds a Ph.D. from NYU's Center for Data Science, specializing in machine learning, causal inference, and their applications in combating online misinformation. He founded and leads SimPPL, a nonprofit research collective with the mission of improving trust on the social internet. SimPPL trains global majority students to build responsible AI tools at scale, winning grants and awards from Google, Wikimedia, Amazon, and others. Swapneel has worked on machine learning for several Fortune 50 companies, including X, Slack and Adobe.
Faisal M. Lalani is a researcher, activist, writer, and technologist with a history of community organising in countries like Nepal, South Africa, and India. He is the founder of a global social change foundation, Thuley, and his work spans across multiple disciplines, including tech and democracy, public health, education reform, and clinical psychology.
Theodora Skeadas, CEO of Tech Policy Consulting, has advised various entities such as Humane Intelligence on algorithmic audits, Microsoft on elections policies, and Domelabs AI on healthcare and national security AI. She consulted for organizations like the National Democratic Institute on online gender-based violence, and worked with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on countering disinformation in Ukraine. Formerly at Twitter, she oversaw the Trust and Safety Council, managed human rights programs, and supported global civic integrity efforts. With a background in national security at Booz Allen Hamilton and work with nonprofits worldwide, she holds an MPP from Harvard Kennedy School.
Shararat Islam is a gender and communications specialist with deep experience working at the intersection of gender, media and humanitarian issues. She has worked for the UN, Save the Children and BRAC on a range of topics, including legislative advocacy on gender and intersectionality, refugee rights and preventing violence against women online, as well as public interest campaigns and strategic partnerships with civil liberties organisations. She is an alum of U.S. Department of State's IVLP program having completed her post-graduate degree at University of Dhaka.