Hi, I'm Lia. I grew up in the West Coast and earned my bachelors in computer science from the University of Washington, Seattle. Post undergrad, I worked in the industry (Amazon & Google) as a software engineer for a few years. I'm currently a 2nd year doctoral student with research focus on Computational Social Science at University of Michigan, School of Information. My advisor is Ceren Budak.
Lia Bozarth & Ceren Budak, “Is Slacktivism Underrated? Measuring the Value of Slacktivists for Online Social Movements”, in proceedings, ICWSM (2017). Download
I'm interested in applying computational methods to study and address social and political issues. More specifically, I'm attempting to understand ways that can improve the quality and efficiency of social media collective actions.
I'm currently serving as a student representative within the Student Life and Academic Affairs subcommittees in Rackham Student Government at the University level. Within the School of Information (SI), I'm the primary coordinator for the Computational Social Science Reading Group and I also assist in setting up events for SI's LGBTQ student group.