Dr. Setor Zilevu

Dr. Setor Zilevu is the founder of ZLabs, a Lead User Experience Researcher at Meta (Facebook), and a professor at New York University, Tandon School of Engineering. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, a Master of Science in Computer Science, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science with a focus on Human-Computer Interaction. Dr. Zilevu was honored as a 2022 Innovator Under 35 by MIT Technology Review for his work merging UX and A.I. for stroke survivors. Dr. Zilevu has a wealth of experience in the field, having worked on researching and developing assistive technologies aimed at empowering, not replacing, humans. Now, Dr. Zilevu is utilizing the Z-Methodology to merge UX and A.I. in education, retail, sports, and social justice. His additional past experiences include working as a UX Researcher at Google and focusing his Ph.D. dissertation on understanding the mental models of humans to build A.I. systems. His work over the years has led him to become the youngest Ghanaian UX Ph.D. holder. Dr. Setor Zilevu hopes to make a lasting impact on people’s lives everywhere through the merger of UX and A.I. In his free time, Dr. Zilevu enjoys indulging in his passions, including playing basketball, reading, and chess.