This area concerns itself with the intersection of data science and social issues, with two broad overlapping subgroups. One focuses on the impacts of data on society and approaches to mitigate negative impacts, and the other focuses on the use of data to study society. The first subgroup includes studies of issues like fairness, transparency, and accountability in data science, data ethics, data policy, social studies of data, the sustainability of data infrastructures, and applications of privacy-preserving approaches. The second group includes computational social science, digital humanities, policy evaluation, social networks and media, and socio-environmental science.

Researchers

Jelena Bradic

Jelena Bradic

Council Faculty Tenure-Track
David Danks

David Danks

Council Faculty Tenure-Track HDSI Chair
R Stuart Geiger

R Stuart Geiger

Tenure-Track Council Faculty
Julian McAuley

Julian McAuley

Council Faculty Tenure-Track
Margaret “Molly” Roberts

Margaret “Molly” Roberts

Council Faculty Tenure-Track
Babak Salimi

Babak Salimi

Council Faculty Tenure-Track
Berk Ustun

Berk Ustun

Faculty Tenure-Track Council
Lily Weng

Lily Weng

Council Faculty Tenure-Track