Ken Holstein, PhD

  • Assistant Professor, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, CMU

Dr. Ken Holstein is an Assistant Professor in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University where he directs the Co- Augmentation, Learning, & AI (CoALA) Lab: Their group creates and studies human-AI collaborative systems to support fundamentally human forms of work (i.e., ones projected to resist full automation, such as care-based, creative, and social work). In their work, they typically partner with relevant stakeholders in real-world contexts to co-design and build novel human-AI systems that draw upon complementary strengths of human and AI decision-makers. Finally, they conduct field studies to understand the dynamics and impacts of human-AI collaborations in real-world contexts. Dr. Holstein completed his BS in Cognitive Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh, and his PhD and MS in Human-Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon University.

Representative Publications

  1. Holstein, K., McLaren, B. M., & Aleven, V. (2018). Student learning benefits of a mixed-reality teacher awareness tool in AI-enhanced classrooms. In International Conference on Artificial intelligence in Education (AIED’18) (pp. 154-168). Springer, Cham.
  2. Holstein, K., Wortman Vaughan, J., Daumé III, H., Dudik, M., & Wallach, H. (2019). Improving fairness in machine learning systems: What do industry practitioners need? In Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI’19) (pp. 1-16). ACM.
  3. Holstein, K., McLaren, B. M., & Aleven, V. (2019). Co-designing a real-time classroom orchestration tool to support teacher–AI complementarity. Journal of Learning Analytics (JLA), 6(2), 27-52. SoLAR.

Research Interests

  • Human-AI Collaboration & Complementarity
  • Augmenting Human Cognition
  • Participatory Design for AI and Machine Learning
  • Fairness, Accountability, Transparency, and Ethics (FATE) in AI
  • Human-Computer Interaction