Bolded = peer reviewed

inclusive Education

N. Gillani, D. Beeferman, C. Vega-Pourheydarian, C. Overney, P. Van Hentenryck, D. Roy (2023).  Redrawing attendance boundaries to promote racial and ethnic diversity in elementary schools.  Forthcoming in Educational Researcher (pre-print).

N. Gillani (2023).  ChatGPT Isn’t the Only Way to Use AI in EducationWIRED.

N. Gillani, R. Eynon (2023).  Understanding and improving social factors in education: a computational social science approach.  Forthcoming in: T. Yasseri (Ed.), Handbook of Computational Social Science. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.

N. Gillani, R. Eynon, C. Chiabaut, K. Finkel (2023).  Unpacking the “Black Box” of AI in K12 education. Educational Technology & Society, 26(1): 99-111.

N. Gillani, E. Chu, D. Beeferman, R. Eynon, D. Roy (2021).  Parents' online school reviews reflect several racial and socioeconomic disparities in K-12 educationAERA Open, 7(1): 1-16.

A. Yuan*, N. Gillani* (2017). Championing a spirit of genuine inquiry to combat social fragmentation. Invited paper at “Re-examining the meaning of education in an uncertain world”, Oxford Comparative and International Education, Oxford, UK.

R. Eynon, I. Hjorth, T. Yasseri, N. Gillani (2016).  Understanding Communication Patterns in MOOCs:  Combining Data Mining and Qualitative MethodsData Mining and Learning Analytics: Applications in Educational Research

N. Gillani, R. Eynon (2014). Communication Patterns in Massively Open Online Courses. The Internet and Higher Ed., 23, 18-26.

N. Gillani, T. Yasseri, R. Eynon, I. Hjorth (2014). Structural limitations of learning in a crowd: communication vulnerability and information diffusion in MOOCs. Scientific Reports, 4, 6447.

R. Eynon, I. Hjorth, N. Gillani, T. Yasseri (2014). ‘Vote Me Up If You Like My Ideas!’ Experiences of Learning in a MOOC. 2014 ICA Pre-conference working paper: Innovation in Higher Education: Building a Better Future?

N. Gillani, R. Eynon, M. Osborne, I. Hjorth, S. Roberts (2014). Communication Communities in MOOCs. Poster at the 2014 KDD Workshop on Data Mining for Educational Assessment and Feedback.

Z. Nurmohamed, N. Gillani, M. Lenox (2013). A New Use for MOOCs:  Real-World Problem Solving.  Harvard Business Review.

N. Gillani (2013).  MOOC-Sourcing for Social Good.  Stanford Social Innovation Review.

Works in progress

C. Overney, C. Vega-Pourheydarian, M. Mitchell, W. Hall, N. Gillani, D. Roy.  Voice Your Choice: Creating a Community Engagement Process for New Magnet Programs in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Working paper.

B. Saldias*, N. Gillani*, S. Priscilla-Makini*, M. Hughes*, D. Roy.  Designing conversational technology to support school counseling-related activities. Working paper.

Mindful Media Consumption and Sharing

S. Fulay, N. Gillani, D. Roy (2023). Divergences in Following Patterns between Influential Twitter Users and their Audiences Across Dimensions of Identity.  Forthcoming Poster in Proceedings of the International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM '23).

N. Gillani, D. Roy (2022).  The Internet Needs You-Are-Here MapsWIRED.

M. Saveski*, N. Gillani*, P. Vijayaraghavan, A. Yuan, D. Roy (2022).  Perspective-taking to reduce affective polarization on social mediaProceedings of the International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM '22).

E. Chu*, N. Gillani*, and S. Priscilla Makini (2020). Games for Fairness and Interpretability. Proceedings of The Web Conference 2020 (WWW ‘20), Workshop on Data Science for Social Good.

N. Gillani, R. Levy (2019).  Simple dynamic word embeddings to map perceptions in the public sphereProceedings of the Third Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Computational Social Science, NAACL 2019.

N. Gillani*, A. Yuan*, M. Saveski, S. Vosoughi, D. Roy (2018).  Me, My Echo Chamber, and I: Introspection on Social Media PolarizationProceedings of the 27th International Conference on the World Wide Web (WWW ‘18), Lyon, France. Honorable mention for best paper.

Theses and other publications

N. Gillani (2021). Designing for a new "ZIP code destiny". Massachusetts Institute of Technology, PhD, Media Arts and Sciences.

N. Gillani (2014). Uncovering latent features in massive open online courses. University of Oxford, Master's by Research, Department of Engineering.

N. Gillani (2013). Learner communications in massively open online courses. University of Oxford, MS.c., Department of Education.

N. Gillani (2012). Joint Assessment and Restoration of Power Systems. Brown University, Undergraduate Honors Thesis.

P. Van Hentenryck, N. Gillani, C. Coffrin (2012).  Joint Assessment and Restoration of Power SystemsProceedings of the European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI), France, 792-797.

* Denotes contributions of equal importance