CTSP Alumni Updates
We’re thrilled to highlight some recent updates from our fellows:
Gracen Brilmyer, now a PhD student at UCLA, has published a single authored work in one of the leading journals in archival studies, Archival Science: “Archival Assemblages: Applying Disability Studies’ Political/Relational Model to Archival Description” and presented their work on archives, disability, and justice at a number of events over the past two years, including The Archival Education and Research Initiative (AERI), the Allied Media Conference, the International Communications Association (ICA) Preconference, Disability as Spectacle, and their research will be presented at the upcoming Community Informatics Research Network (CIRN).
Originating in the 2017 project “Assessing Race and Income Disparities in Crowdsourced Safety Data Collection” done by Fellows Kate Beck, Aditya Medury, and Jesus Barajas, the Safe Transportation and Research Center will launch a new project, Street Story, in October 2018. Street Story is an online platform that allows community groups and agencies to collect community input about transportation collisions, near-misses, general hazards and safe locations to travel. The platform will be available throughout California and is funded through the California Office of Traffic Safety.
CTSP Funded Project 2017: Assessing Race and Income Disparities in Crowdsourced Safety Data Collection
Fellow Roel Dobbe has begun a postdoctoral scholar position at the new AI Now Institute. Inspired by his 2018 CTSP project, he has co-authored a position paper with Sarah Dean, Tom Gilbert and Nitin Kohli titled A Broader View on Bias in Automated Decision-Making: Reflecting on Epistemology and Dynamics.
CTSP Funded Project 2018: Unpacking the Black Box of Machine Learning Processes
We are also looking forward to a CTSP Fellow filled Computer Supported Cooperative Work conference in November this year! CTSP affiliated papers include:
- “Hackers, Computers, and Cooperation: A Critical History of Logo and Constructionist Learning” by multi-year fellow and CSTMS Associate Director Morgan Ames, who with this piece bridges her previous work on CSCW and new interest in the moral visions of AI/ML.
- CTSP Funded Projects: Promoting Ethical Technical Cultures and Digital Citizenship for Low-Income and Minority Students in Richmond, California (2016), Cultivating Ethical Silicon Valley Cultures through Diversity of Narratives (2017), and Unpacking the Black Box of Machine Learning Processes (2018)
- “People Tend to Wind Down, Not Up, When They Browse Social Media,” by former CTSP Co-Director and Fellow Galen Panger (now at Google), based on his award-winning CTSP/CLTC funded dissertation work.
We also look forward to seeing CTSP affiliates presenting other work, including 2018 Fellows Richmond Wong, Noura Howell, Sarah Fox, and more!