User:LZia (WMF)

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Hi. I'm Leila Zia, a senior research scientist, lead, in the Wikimedia Foundation. My research interests lie in the realm of machine learning and optimization. I'm interested in designing systems that can help Wikimedia Movement identify and signal missing content across Wikimedia projects and languages as well as designing algorithms that can help us identify those who are most interested to contribute towards the missing content.

Current projects

Past projects


2018-03-17: Growing Wikipedia Across Languages via Recommendations at Wiki Indaba 2018, Tunis.

2017-11-03: I gave an informal talk about my experience as a research scientist at WMF in ADA at EPFL. (Slides)

2017-08-11: A report on the ongoing analysis of the recent survey on Why We Read Wikipedia. (Abstract and link to slides)

2017-03-15: Presentation as part of CITRIS Research Exchange seminar series. (Slides, Video)

Conference reports

I've started experimenting with writing reports about the conferences I attend. If they're available, you can read them in the Trip reports page.


I work for or provide services to the Wikimedia Foundation, and this is the account I try to use for edits or statements I make in that role. However, the Foundation does not vet all my activity, and edits, statements, or other contributions made by this account may not reflect the views of the Foundation.