I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Information Science at Cornell University.
My research is situated within social studies of data analysis – at the intersection of Information Science (IS), Computer Science (CS), and Science & Technology Studies (STS). I study how people understand, interpret, organize, analyze, and visualize datasets with and through computational algorithms and specialized, often statistical, techniques.
In my work, I ask questions such as: What forms of human work constitute data analyses? How do we and should we evaluate and contextualize data analytic results? How can we know when data analysis has or hasn’t worked? How can we better communicate data analytic results and processes to experts and non-experts alike? How can we build better systems to identify and accommodate a more human-centric view of data analysis?