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Hellina Hailu Nigatu

📧 hellina underscore nigatu at berkeley dot edu

I am a first year PhD student at University of California, Berkeley in the EECS department. I finished my undergrad at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia in Electrical and Computer Engineering. I am currently co-advised by Prof. Sarah Chasins and Prof. John Canny. I am part of PLAIT, CannyLab and BAIR.

My research interest broadly lies in the intersection of AI and HCI, with a focus on making usable AI tools accessible to end users in social science fields. I am also interested in the impact of AI on society, specifically in how it affects Low Income Countries and people living in the Global South.

Outside of research, I like to read books📚, make and drink traditional Ethiopian coffee☕, knit🧣, explore art🎨, and write✍️.