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Danaë Metaxa, Ph.D.

Danaë Metaxa Headshot
  • Assistant Professor of Computer and Information Science, School of Engineering and Applied Science

Danaë Metaxa is a computer scientist and computational social scientist studying bias and representation in algorithmically-mediated content, with an emphasis on the experiences of marginalized people.

Danaë Metaxa is an Assistant Professor, primarily appointed in Computer and Information Science with a secondary appointment in Annenberg. Their research interests focus on bias and representation in sociotechnical systems, and the effects of such systems on users in high-stakes social contexts like employment and politics.

Danaë’s work has been published and awarded in top-tier publication venues including the Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM) Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), and the ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW). They have also worked in an advisory role with legal, industry, and policy  groups including  the NYC Commission on Human Rights, Halt AI, and PolicyLink.

Metaxa serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Online Trust and Safety, and has previously been on the CSCW steering committee. In the past, while at Stanford University, Danaë was also a fellow with the McCoy Center for Ethics in Society and a postdoctoral scholar with the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society.

Prior to joining Penn, Danaë received their M.S. and Ph.D. from Stanford University in Computer Science, and joint A.B. degrees from Brown University in Computer Science and Science & Technology Studies.


  • A.B., Brown University, 2015
  • M.A., Stanford University, 2018
  • Ph.D., Stanford University, 2021