UW Data Science Postdoctoral Fellow
UW eScience Institute
Ph.D., Human Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington
M.S., Human Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington
B.S., State University of New York Empire State College
Dharma Dailey is a UW Data Science Postdoctoral Fellow at the eScience Institute working with research scientist Anissa Tanweer to understand how human centered design practices can be incorporated into data intensive research. She is the Human Centered Design Mentor for eScience’s Data Science for Social Good Program. She coaches DSSG teams to explore the social dimensions of their projects as a team, interact with stakeholders, and integrate that awareness into project work. She is also working with a coalition of Data for Good organizers to document better practices for running Data Science for Social Good Programs.
Her PhD research focused on the use of social media during crises with special attention to how information of value to crisis-affected communities is produced and diffused. That line of research has given her an appreciation for the value of integrating interpretivist approaches into computational social science projects.