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NSF Data Science Seminar- Making Sense of Found Data

December 7th, 2015 / in NSF, Research News / by Helen Wright

danah boydThe AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellows at the National Science Foundation (NSF) have organized another talk in their Data Science Seminar Series from danah boyd on Making Sense of Found DataThe talk will be on Thursday, December 10th from 1:30-2:30PM at NSF Stafford I, Room 110. 

danah boyd is the founder and president of Data & Society, a research institute focused on understanding the role of data-driven technologies in society. She is also a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, and a Visiting Professor at New York University. Her research is focused on addressing inequities in society. Currently, she’s focused on research questions related to “big data”, privacy and publicity, and the civil rights implications of data. Her recent book on youth practices – “It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens” – has received widespread praise from scholars, parents, and journalists.


People have more access to more information than ever before. And those in power have more access to data about people than ever before. The ecosystem of networked information, colloquially referred to as “big data”, introduces a myriad of questions and challenges as the public grapples with privacy, networked sociality, and the politics of algorithms. In this talk, danah will weave together her research on young people¹s practices of social media and the practices of “big data” to highlight challenges and opportunities in making sense of found data.

No RSVP is required if you are coming in person. If you are interested in attending but can’t come in person, the talk will be webcast here. Please register for the webcast beforehand. 

NSF Data Science Seminar- Making Sense of Found Data