Director, Civic Innovation Lab
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Saiph Savage is the co-director of the Civic Innovation Lab at the National Autonomous University of Mexico and director of the HCI Lab at West Virginia University. Her research involves the areas of AI, crowd work, and civic technologies. For her research, Saiph has been recognized as one of the MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35. Her work has been covered in the BBC, Deutsche Welle, and the New York Times. Saiph frequently publishes in top-tier HCI conferences, where she has also won honorable mention awards. Saiph has received grants from the National Science Foundation, as well as funding from industry actors such as Google, Amazon Twitch, and Facebook Research. Saiph has opened the area of Human Computer Interaction in West Virginia University and has advised presidencies in Latin America to adopt Human Centered Design and Machine Learning to deliver smarter and more effective services to citizens. Saiph holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from UNAM and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Savage has also been a Visiting Professor in the Human Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.