About me

I am a Ph.D. student in the department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), advised by Professor Elena Zheleva. My research interests lie at the intersection of Causal Inference, Machine Learning, and Social Network Analysis. I am particularly interested in adapting machine learning methods for 1) mitigating biases in Randomized Control Trial (RCT) or A/B testing 2) counterfactual reasoning, and 3) controlling confounding bias in network data.

I received my Master's degree in Network Science from University of Tehran, where I was advised by Professor Mostafa Salehi. During my M.Sc., I focused on proposing a pipeline to reveal and visualize hidden structures in networks.

News

August 2020: I will present our paper "Network Experiment Design for Estimating Direct Treatment Effects" at KDD workshop on Mining and Learning with Graphs (MLG).

July 2020: I will present our paper "Minimizing Interference and Selection Bias in Network Experiment Design" as a poster at WiML Un-Workshop at 37th International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML).

June 2020: I am honored to receive Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) Scholarship.

June 2020: I will present our paper "Minimizing Interference and Selection Bias in Network Experiment Design" at 14th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM).

Publications

Improving Gender Fairness of Pre-trained Language Models without Catastrophic Forgetting
Zahra Fatemi, Chen Xing, Wenhao Liu, Caiming Xiong . PDF.

Minimizing Interference and Selection Bias in Network Experiment Design
Zahra Fatemi, Elena Zheleva
14th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM) 2020. Best Paper Honorable Mention. PDF.

Network Experiment Design for Estimating Direct Treatment Effects
Zahra Fatemi, Elena Zheleva
KDD Workshop on Mining and Learning with Graphs (MLG) 2020.PDF.

A Generalized Force-Directed Layout for Multiplex Sociograms
Zahra Fatemi, Mostafa Salehi, Matteo Magnani
10th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo) 2018. PDF.

Experience

June 2021-September 2021: Research Intern - Salesforce Research

February 2017-April 2017 Data Science Intern - Rocoland

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