Program Coordinator, Data Science for Social Good Program
Emily F. Keller is the program manager for the Urbanalytics unit in the Information School at the University of Washington (UW), directed by professor Bill Howe, and the UW program manager for the Cascadia Urban Analytics Cooperative, a partnership with the University of British Columbia. Together these initiatives support collaborative, interdisciplinary research projects utilizing data science to address urban social issues.
At the eScience Institute, Emily is the program coordinator for the Data Science for Social Good summer program that brings student fellows from around the country and the world to Seattle to tackle data science challenges in collaboration with public agencies, nonprofits, academic researchers, local companies and data scientists.
Prior to joining the UW, Emily was the project coordinator for ethics in big data research at the Data & Society Research Institute in New York, where she co-authored papers on ethical challenges around web scraping, anonymization and secondary data use, and provided editorial and logistical support to the Council for Big Data, Ethics, and Society.
Emily has an MA in Journalism from the City University of New York and a BA in Social and Historical Inquiry from The New School. As a journalist, she has published videos and articles on local government, transportation accessibility, flood mitigation, corporate responsibility and urban planning.