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Leilasadat Mirghaderi

Predoctoral Research Fellow

IIT Tower, 2nd Floor, Ethics Center Suite, Room 2D3-1, 10 W. 35th Street, Chicago IL 60616


Illinois Institute of Technology: Chicago, Illinois
PhD in Technology and Humanities
May 2022

State University of New York at Buffalo: Buffalo, New York
Master of Architecture
June 2018

Research Interests

AI Ethics
User Behavior on Social Media
Digital Culture


Leilasadat Mirghaderi is currently working on the completion of her Ph.D. degree in Technology and Humanities at Illinois Institute of Technology. She also holds a Master of Architecture from the State University of New York at Buffalo and an M.B.A certificate from the University of Tehran. Her research focuses on how people use social media to make sense of space and place and addressing ethical issues of social media users. In specific, she explores how Eastern internet users use social media features with their digital activities to create a public sphere for self-expression. She is also interested in the artificial intelligence (AI) ethics and in her latest research project in the center for the study of ethics in the professions, she is studying the possibility and extent of emotional attachment to virtual assistants.