Hi. I'm Leila Zia, a senior research scientist, lead, in the Wikimedia Foundation. My research interests lie in the realm of machine learning and optimization. I'm interested in designing systems that can help Wikimedia Movement identify and signal missing content across Wikimedia projects and languages as well as designing algorithms that can help us identify those who are most interested to contribute towards the missing content.
2018-03-17: Growing Wikipedia Across Languages via Recommendations at Wiki Indaba 2018, Tunis.
2017-08-11: A report on the ongoing analysis of the recent survey on Why We Read Wikipedia. (Abstract and link to slides)
I've started experimenting with writing reports about the conferences I attend. If they're available, you can read them in the Trip reports page.
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