Danula Hettiachchi

Lecturer, RMIT University, Australia.


Building 14

124 La Trobe Street

Melbourne, Victoria 3000

I am a Lecturer (i.e., Assistant Professor) at the School of Computing Technologies, RMIT University and a researcher interested in Crowdsourcing, Social Computing, Responsible AI and Human-Computer Interaction.

I am an Associate Investigator at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society (ADM+S), a cross-disciplinary, national research centre in Australia, where I previously worked as a Research Fellow.

I completed my PhD on data quality in crowdsourcing at the School of Computing and Information Systems, The University of Melbourne, where I was part of the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) group. During my PhD, I worked as an Applied Scientist Intern at Amazon (AWS), a Causal Academic at the School of Computing and Information Systems, and the Manager of User Experience Lab, where I supported a wide range of HCI research projects. I have previously worked as a Full-Stack Software Engineer, primarily focused on data engineering and analytics.

Find my up-to-date CV here.

Watch a 3-minute summary of my latest research here.


Dec 15, 2023 :trophy: Best Presentation Award at NTCIR 17 for “RMIT_IR at the NTCIR-17 FairWeb-1 Task” by Sachin Pathiyan Cherumanal et al.
Nov 13, 2023 :briefcase: I started a new role as a Lecturer at the School of Computing Technologies, RMIT University.
Nov 6, 2023 :page_facing_up: Presented our work “How Crowd Worker Factors Influence Subjective Annotations: A Study of Tagging Misogynistic Hate Speech in Tweets” at HCOMP 2023 at Delft, Netherlands.
Oct 23, 2023 :page_facing_up: Presented our work “Designing and Evaluating Presentation Strategies for Fact-Checked Content” at CIKM 2023 at Birmingham, UK.
Oct 20, 2023 :briefcase: I wrapped up my research visit to the Centre for Responsible AI, New York University. Thanks to ADM+S and Prof. Julia Stoyanovich for hosting me.