News and Updates
Peter Krafft will join the faculty of the Oxford Internet Institute, the Social Sciences Division, of the University of Oxford this June. Read more in its blog post, New Research Fellow Joins the Oxford Internet Institute. Congratulations, Peter!
PhD student Li Zeng presented her work "'Friending' in Online Fitness Communities: Exploring Activity-Based Online Network Structure" at the 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS).
PhD student Li Zeng is scheduled to give an invited research talk "Understanding Social Behavior Using Digital Traces" at Peking University this week.
Dr. Krafft will participate in the (competitively selected) Berkman Assembly program, a program that gathers technologists, managers, and policymakers to confront emerging problems related to the ethics and governance of artificial intelligence.
The DataLab's Critical Platform Studies Group will present their work "Algorithmic Accountability in Surveillance Regulation" at the 2019 iConference.
What we do
The DataLab is the nexus for research on Data Science and Analytics at the UW iSchool. We study large-scale, heterogeneous human data in an effort to understand why individuals, consumers, and societies behave the way they do. Our goal is to use data for the social good, in an ethical manner that can inform policy and impact lives for the better. As the focal point for industry partnerships related to “big data” and business analytics, the DataLab also provides infrastructure and support for student training and engagement in projects that involve the analysis of large datasets.