Workshop Organizers

The organizers of this workshop comprise a diverse set of researchers and practitioners from academic and non-academic settings with substantial and varied combined experience in data science and human-centered design as well as workshop organization. We have included students, postdocs, data and research scientists, and junior and senior faculty, and look forward to the cross-pollination of a variety of perspectives in the structure and content of the workshop.

Cecilia Aragon is an associate professor in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering and a Senior Data Science Fellow at the eScience Institute at the University of Washington, where she directs the Human-Centered Data Science Lab. Her research interests include visual analytics, data-intensive scientific collaborations, and human-centered data science.

Gina Neff is an associate professor in the Departments of Communication and Sociology and is a Senior Data Science Fellow at the eScience Institute at the University of Washington. She studies how multidisciplinary teams collaborate with visualizations and data.

Yun Huang is an Assistant Professor at the School of Information Studies in Syracuse University. She directs the Social Computing Systems Lab, SALT lab (http://salt.ischool.syr.edu). Her research interests include crowdsourcing systems, human-computer interaction, mobile applications, and accessible technologies.

CJ Hutto is a Research Scientist working in Human Systems Engineering (HSE) at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). He has a B.S. in Human Factors Psychology, an M.S. in Human Computer Interaction (HCI), and is currently finishing a doctoral degree in Human Centered Computing (HCC) from Georgia Tech. CJ develops human-centered algorithms/computational models/processes for socio-cognitive data-mining (e.g., extracting and understanding human social & cognitive behavior from text and social network data).

Wanli Xing is a PhD candidate in Information Science and Learning Technologies at University of Missouri. He has an interdisciplinary background in mathematics, statistics, learning sciences and computer science. His research interests are at the nexus of data science, human-centered computing, and learning analytics.

Jinyoung Kim is a PhD candidate in College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her research interests lie in the areas of information behavior and women’s life transitions.

Andy Echenique is a joint research fellow at the University of California, San Diego and San Diego Supercomputer Center. His research interests include cyberinfrastructure and the use of high performance computing tools for international collaboration.

Joseph Bayer is a PhD Candidate at the University of Michigan. His research combines two perspectives on social connectedness in order to understand everyday social interaction, emotional experience, and personal well-being: (1) how social cognitive processes relate to mobile and social media use, and (2) how social network characteristics are linked to social cognition.

Brittany Fiore-Gartland is an ethnographer at the eScience Institute and Department of Human Centered Design and Engineering at the University of Washington. She studies data-intensive transformations occurring across multiple sectors of work; how different communities interpret and share data; and what is organizationally required to support emerging data-intensive practices and collaborations.

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