Marika Cifor
Office: MGH 015I
Phone: 206-221-8115

Marika Cifor is an Assistant Professor in the Information School. She is a feminist scholar working at the intersections of archival studies and digital studies. Her research investigates how through archives, records, and data, individuals and communities marginalized by sexuality, race, class, gender, and HIV-status enact and give substance to their identities, and social movements. Marika completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Bowdoin College, and holds a PhD in Information Studies from UCLA.

Megan Finn
Office: ary Gates Hall 330W
Phone: 206-221-1432

Megan Finn is an Assistant Professor at the Information School.  Her work examines relations amongst institutions, infrastructures, and practices in the production, circulation, and use of information. Megan examines these themes in a book, called Documenting Aftermath: Information Infrastructures in the Wake of Disasters, with MIT Press.  Megan completed my PhD in 2012 at UC Berkeley’s School of Information, and spent two wonderful years as a Postdoctoral Researcher at Microsoft Research New England in Cambridge, MA with the Social Media Research Group.

Anna Lauren Hoffmann
Assistant Professor
Office: Mary Gates Hall 330H
Phone: 206-616-1198

Anna Lauren Hoffmann is a writer and researcher focused on critical social and ethical issues in data science, including ethics education and social responsibility for researchers and data professionals. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor with The Information School at the University of Washington. Prior to that, she was a post-doctoral scholar at the UC Berkeley School of Information. She holds both a PhD in Information Studies and an MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, as well as a BA in English and Cinema & Media Culture from the University of Minnesota.

Bill Howe
Associate Professor
Office: Mary Gates Hall 310
Phone: 206-221-9261

Bill is an Associate Professor in the iSchool, Adjunct Associate Professor in Computer Science & Engineering, Founding Associate Director of the eScience institute and remains a Senior Data Science Fellow. He is a co-founder of Urban @ UW, and with support from the MacArthur Foundation and Microsoft, led UW's participation in the MetroLab Network. Bill created a first MOOC on Data Science through Coursera, and led the creation of the UW Data Science Masters Degree, serving as the first Program Director and Faculty Chair. Bill serves on the Steering Committee of the Center for Statistics in the Social Sciences. 

Tanu Mitra
Assistant Professor

Tanu Mitra is an Assistant Professor at the Information School, where she leads the Social Computing research group. Her research focuses on studying and building large-scale social computing systems to understand and counter problematic information online. Her work employs a range of interdisciplinary methods from the fields of human computer interaction, data mining, machine learning, and natural language processing. Dr. Mitra received her PhD in Computer Science from Georgia Tech’s School of Interactive Computing and her Masters in Computer Science from Texas A&M University.

Carole Palmer
Associate Dean for Research, Professor
Office: Mary Gates Hall 370B
Phone: 206.543.9792

Carole Palmer works in the areas of data curation and digital research collections. Her research is aimed at advancing data services, especially for interdisciplinary inquiry. In this era of “big data,” she is particularly interested in optimizing the reuse value of small data and access to open data across disciplines. Her current projects include developing a framework for Site Based Data Curation and a model program for Data Curation Education in Research Centers.

Chirag Shah
Associate Professor
Office: Mary Gates Hall 310B

Chirag Shah is an Associate Professor in the Information School. He is the Founding Director of InfoSeeking Lab, which focuses on issues related to information seeking, human-computer interaction (HCI), and social media. Shah’s research involves studies of interactive information retrieval/seeking and recommender systems, addressing various problems with user studies in lab and field, and building computational models with machine learning techniques.

Emma Spiro
Assistant Professor
Office: Mary Gates Hall 310
Phone: 206.616.7395

Emma is an Assistant Professor at the Information School. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, an affiliate of the UW Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences and a Data Science Fellow at the eScience Institute. She earned her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, Irvine.  She also holds a B.A. in Applied Mathematics and a B.A. in Science, Technology, and Society from Pomona College, as well as an M.A. from the Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences at University of California, Irvine.

Nic Weber
Assistant Professor
Office: Mary Gates Hall 330B
Phone: 206-221-6973

Nic is an Assistant Professor at the Information School. Prior to joining the iSchool as a faculty member he was a post-doc at UW working on digital preservation and data curation initiatives. Nic received his PhD in Information Science from the University of Illinois. He is currently a Research Data Alliance (RDA) early-career fellow and the technical director of the Qualitative Data Repository.  

Jevin West
Associate Professor
Office: Mary Gates Hall 310
Phone: 206-543-2646

Jevin is an Associate Professor in the iSchool at the University of Washington.  Before UW, he was a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Department of Phyics at Umea University in Sweden.  Jevin was an ARCS Fellow and received his PhD in Theoretical Biology in the Department of Biology at UW.  His research on networks has been featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Nature and Science.   


Zack Almquist
UW Sociology
Carl Bergstrom
UW Biology
Joshua Blumenstock
UC Berkeley
Carter T. Butts
UC Irvine
Tarek Ghani
U.C. Berkeley
Jessica Hullman
Northwestern University
Peaks Krafft
Oxford Internet Institute
Hedy Lee
WUSTL Sociology
Melissa Lewis
UNT Health Behavior and Health Systems
Dana Litt
UNT Health Behavior and Health Systems
Tyler McCormick
UW Statistics and Sociology
Martin Rosvall
Umeå University
Jacob Shapiro
Jeannette Sutton
University of Kentucky
Ott Toomet
UW iSchool


Chris Holstrom
UW iSchool
Yeaseul Kim
UW iSchool
Jason Portenoy
UW iSchool
Emily Porter
UW iSchool
Leo Stewart
An Yan
UW iSchool
Sean Yang
UW Electrical Engineering
Li Zeng
UW iSchool


Lovenoor Aulck
UW iSchool
Nina Cesare
UW Sociology
Guanghua Chi
Information School
Ram Chokkalingam
UW iSchool
Vijay Gaikwad
UW iSchool
Niall Keleher
UW iSchool
Raza Khan
UW iSchool
Sashwat Kondepudi
UW iSchool
University of Washington
Joshua Manoj
UW iSchool
Prerak Pradhan
UW iSchool
Philip Reed
UW iSchool
Anikate Singh
UW iSchool
Nishant Sinha
UW iSchool
Shawn Walker
UW iSchool
Logan Walls
UW iSchool
Ian Wesley-Smith
UW iSchool