Shazeda Ahmed is a doctoral candidate at the University of California at Berkeley’s School of Information. She is currently a pre-doctoral fellow at two Stanford University research centers, the Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence and the Center for International Security and Cooperation. Shazeda has worked as a researcher for Upturn, the Mercator Institute for China Studies, Ranking Digital Rights, and the Citizen Lab. From 2018 – 2019, she was a Fulbright fellow at Peking University's Law School in Beijing, where she conducted field research on how tech firms and the Chinese government are collaborating on the country's social credit system. Her studies focus on the role of technology in social inequality. In addition to her doctoral work, she is pursuing projects that investigate the perception of algorithmic discrimination in China, as well as applications of artificial intelligence in Chinese courtrooms.