Data and Society

Data and Society

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.

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Jelena Bradic


Bradic is an Associate Professor of Statistics, and winner of multiple teaching awards.…

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David Danks

Professor Danks conducts research at the intersection of machine learning, philosophy, and cognitive science.…

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R Stuart Geiger

Assistant Professor

Geiger studies the relationships between science, technology, and society — not only how science and technology have substantial impacts on society, but also how they are social institutions in themselves.…

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Julian McAuley

Assistant Professor

McAuley is an assistant professor in CSE.…

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Michael Pazzani

Distinguished Researcher

Michael Pazzani is a Distinguished Scientist at the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute at University of California, San Diego.  …

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Margaret “Molly” Roberts

Associate Professor

Roberts research lies at the intersection of political methodology and the politics of information, with a focus on methods of automated content analysis and the politics of censorship in China.  …

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Babak Salimi

Assistant Professor

Babak Salimi is an assistant professor in HDSI at UC San Diego.…

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Berk Ustun

Assistant Professor

Berk Ustun is an incoming Assistant Professor at the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute at UC San Diego.…

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Lily Weng

Assistant Professor

Lily Weng is an Assistant Professor in the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute at UC San Diego.…