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Leadership @ CTSP


For 2020-2021 academic year CTSP is led by co-directors Ji Su Yoo and Elizabeth Resor.

Ji Su Yoo

jisu@berkeley.edu / pronouns: she/her

Ji Su Yoo is a second year PhD student at the UC Berkeley School of Information, where she focuses on the intersection of technology and inequality and social computing using mixed methods. Her  research projects examine a wide range of topics including: misinformation corrections, emotion recognition algorithms, consumer power, diversity in tech, equitable and ethical tech frameworks, platform abuse and abusability testing, disability and accessibility, health and personal data privacy, and security in elections. Previously, she was an analyst at the Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science and Data Privacy Lab. Send Ji Su an email.

Elizabeth Resor

elresor@berkeley.edu / pronouns: she/her

Elizabeth Resor is a fourth year PhD candidate at the UC Berkeley School of Information. Her research interests include the intersection of international development and social media use in East Africa, civic technology and critical cartography. She has a masters in City Planning from MIT where she focused on International Development. Before coming to Berkeley she lived in Nairobi, Kenya for three and a half years where she worked with local technology companies and the World Bank to use social media data and crowdsourcing to solve traffic and transport challenges.  Send Elizabeth an email or a message on Twitter.

Faculty and staff of the School of Information provide advice and guidance to the co-directors. Anno Saxenian, Steven Weber, Deirdre Mulligan, Morgan Ames, Alex Hughes, and Michael Rivera serve on our oversight board. Seed funding for CTSP has been provided by Google as an unrestricted grant. CTSP has also received funding support for events from Facebook and the Charles Koch Foundation. CTSP welcomes additional partners to provide ongoing financial support.

Past Co-Directors

Anne Jonas

annejonas@berkeley.edu / pronouns: she/her

Anne Jonas is a sixth year PhD candidate at the UC Berkeley School of Information, with a designated emphasis in Science and Technology Studies. Her current research projects focus on the interaction of school digitization with long-standing patterns of social inequality in the U.S. and on the discriminatory implications of regional blocking by corporate web services. Previously, Anne worked as the Program Manager at the Barnard Center for Research on Women, and as a Project Director at the Participatory Culture Foundation. She is a research grantee of the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity and the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, and a member of the Algorithmic Fairness and Opacity Working Group. Send Anne an email or a message on Twitter.

Daniel Griffin

daniel.griffin@berkeley.edu / pronouns: he/him

Daniel Griffin is a fifth year PhD student at the UC Berkeley School of Information. His research interests center the causes & consequences of search engine “algorithms” to those people using them, creating them, and governing them. He is a contributor to the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity’s “Cybersecurity Futures 2020”. Prior to entering the doctoral program, he completed the Master of Information Management and Systems program, also at the School of Information. Before graduate school he served as an intelligence analyst in the US Army, with deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. As an undergraduate, he studied philosophy at Whitworth University. Send Daniel a message on Twitter.

Elaine Sedenberg


Elaine Sedenberg is a PhD student at the School of Information specializing in responsible information sharing and the legal, ethical, and economic aspects of data access for research purposes. Her dissertation focuses on industry research practices regarding the sharing and use of user-generated data. Elaine has a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from UT Austin, and previously worked in Washington D.C. at the Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI). Send Elaine a message on Twitter.

Jen KIng

Jennifer King


Jen King earned her PhD from the School of Information in 2018. She examines information privacy and policy by conducting empirical research based in human-computer interaction. Her dissertation work explores how people make decisions to disclose their personal information to companies. Jen has a MIMS degree also from the School of Information, and a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Political Science (Honors) from the University of California, Irvine. Prior to entering academia, Jen worked her way through several early internet start-ups in product management roles, including working in online community, customer trust and security at Yahoo!. She was also the resident technologist at the Samuelson Law, Technology, and Public Policy Clinic at UC Berkeley Law prior to entering the Ph.D program. Jen’s privacy research has been selected for the Future of Privacy Forum’s Privacy Papers for Policy Makers series (2010, 2012), and she has been an invited speaker before the Federal Trade Commission.

Nicholas Doty


Nick Doty is a PhD Candidate at the School of Information, studying how privacy and other values are considered during the technical design process. He researches privacy in technical standard-setting and other multi-stakeholder fora and co-teaches the Technology & Delegation seminar. He also works with the World Wide Web Consortium and Internet Architecture Board on improving support for privacy and security in Web and Internet standards. He’s one of the founding co-directors of CTSP. Send Nick an email or a message on Twitter.

Galen Panger


Galen Panger earned his PhD from the School of Information in 2017, specializing in social media behavior, happiness and well-being, and behavioral economics. His dissertation examines growing interest in using social media ‘Big Data’ to make inferences about public well-being. Galen also recently worked with the UC Berkeley Graduate Assembly to produce the graduate student happiness and well-being report. He has a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy from Stanford and worked for three years in Washington, D.C. for Google. He’s one of the founding co-directors of CTSP. Send Galen an email or a message on Twitter.

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