SIG Meetings

Data Science Studies SIG meetings create a space on campus for critical reflection, reflexive engagement, and dialogue between researchers who practice data science and scholars who study social dimensions of data-intensive technologies and practices.

Academic Year 2018-2019

2019 March 12

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the shifting privacy landscape

Format: Dual speakers

Speaker: Emily McReynolds & Ann Nagel

Hosts: Anissa Tanweer and Bree Norlander


19-03-12 McReynolds Privacy Data Protection and Research
2019 January 23

Qualitative methods and sensibilities in data science

Format: Solo speaker

Speaker: R. Stuart Geiger, "Cooking Data with Care: The Role of Contextual Inquiry in Large-Scale Quantitative Research"

Hosts: Anissa Tanweer and Saadia Pekkanen

Special Sponsors: Qualitative Multi-Method Research Initiative (QUAL)


Copy of 19-01-23 Geiger Cooking Data with Care
2018 November 28

Domains and the data sciences: The conception and consequentiality of boundary making and breaking

Format: Dual speakers

Speakers: Andrew S. Hoffman, "The Logic of Domains" & Emily M. Bender, "Computational Linguistics and NLP: On the Need for Interdisciplinarity for Better Understanding of Data and Better Science"

Host: Anissa Tanweer


Copy of 18-11-8 Hoffman Logic of Domains
18-11-28 Bender NLP and Linguistics
2018 October 24

Diversity in data-intensive careers

Format: Dual speakers

Speakers: Emily Knaphus-Soran, "Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in STEM Careers" & Daniela Huppenkothen, "Improving Candidate Selection for Academic Conferences and Beyond"

Host: Cecilia Aragon, Tyler McCormick & Anissa Tanweer

Special Sponsors: Data Science Careers Working Group at University of Washington


18-10-24 Huppenkothen Entrofy
18-10-24 Knaphus-Soran CERSE