organizers

Casey Fiesler is an Assistant Professor of Information Science at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research focuses on the intersection of social computing and law, and in particular the legal and ethical gray areas of online content creation. She holds a law degree from Vanderbilt University and a PhD in Human Centered Computing from Georgia Tech.

Stevie Chancellor is a PhD student in Human Centered Computing at Georgia Tech. She is broadly interested in the intersection of deviant online communities and computation. Her current research focuses on creating automated methods to find and assess the well-being of mental illness communities, such as pro-eating disorder and self-injury.

Anna Lauren Hoffmann is a Postdoctoral Researcher and Instructor at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research is situated at the intersection of information, technology, ethics, and culture, with particular attention to the ways in which the design and use of information technology can promote or hinder the pursuit of social justice. She holds a BA in Studies in Cinema and Media Culture from the University of Minnesota and an MLIS and PhD in Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Jessica Pater is a research scientist at the Georgia Tech Research Institute and a PhD student in Human Centered Computing at Georgia Tech. Her research is focused on how everyday social computing uses impact the health of vulnerable population, most recently focusing on individuals with non-suicidal self-harm.

Nicholas Proferes is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies, His research explores the intersections between information flow, user cognition, algorithmic transparency, and values and ethics. He holds a PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s School of Information Studies.

 

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