Map of Science

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News and Updates

Dr. Krafft to move to OII

Peaks 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, Dr. Krafft!

Zeng presents at HICSS

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).

Zeng invited to speak at Peking University

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 to participate in 2019 Berkman Assembly

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.

Kattel, Young, and Dr. Krafft to present at iConference

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.