Benjamin Xie he|they

Postdoctoral Fellow

Stanford University

I am an Embedded EthiCS Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University’s Institute for Human-Centered AI and Center for Ethics in Society. My research interest is in designing interactions for critical discourse with and about data for equitable learning, community advocacy, and ethical AI use. I engage with computing education, human-computer interaction, and AI ethics research communities.

I completed my PhD at the University of Washington Information School with Prof. Amy Ko, where I was a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellow and also a research intern at non-profit Code.org. Prior to my PhD, I was an MIT EECS-Google Research and Innovation Scholar as an undergraduate and Master’s student at MIT researching with Prof. Hal Abelson and MIT App Inventor.

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  • Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
  • Computing Education
  • Critical Data Studies
  • Artificial Intelligence, Ethics, and Society
  • Design Justice


  • PhD in Information Science, 2022

    University of Washington

  • MEng in Computer Science, 2016

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • BS in Computer Science, 2015

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology