In conjunction with the new semester at UMD iSchool, two new members have joined the EViD Lab team! A warm welcome to Lisa Federer and Caitlin Christian-Lamb is necessary as they are both starting on their PhD’s! Lisa Federer is currently a full time employee at NIH where she manages data while Caitlin was previously a digital archivist at Davidson College in North Carolina.
A paper arguing that the work of internet infrastructure design poses specific barriers to developers’ reflection upon values and politics, “Engaging values despite neutrality: challenges and approaches to values reflection during the design of internet infrastructure” has been published in Science, Technology & Human Values.
Read it here: http://journals.sagepub.com/eprint/uIQnDWKdJBDCMvAJVd7g/full
Nicholas Proferes, a Postdoctoral Scholar at the College of Information Studies’ Ethics and Values in Design Lab, has accepted an assistant professor position at the University of Kentucky, effective this fall. Dr. Proferes joined the University of Maryland in August 2015. While at the iSchool, Proferes has been an integral part of the Ethics and Values in Design Lab, researching how developers saw social implications of their work and the values that their work would promote.
Check out the news here: https://ischool.umd.edu/news/fond-farewell-nicholas-proferes
With multi-campus collaborators, we’ve been awarded two new grants from the U.S. National Science Foundation:
- Search Among Secrets will create search engines for large personal datasets (such as email) that respect context-appropriate privacy norms. With Doug Oard and Jimmy Lin.
- The Development of Ethical Cultures in Computer Security Research will use historical and bibliometric methods to understand the development of ethical cultures in cybersecurity. With Megan Finn, Jevin West, and Franziska Roesner.