People

Peaks Krafft, Ph.D., Co-Director, Researcher

Dr. Peaks Krafft is a Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute. They are a computational social scientist interested in information dynamics and the design of digital institutions. Their work explores the successes and failures of collective intelligence, as well as the relationships between institutional structures, beliefs, and behavior. [Google Scholar] [Website]

Meg Young, Co-Director, Researcher

Meg is a PhD candidate in the Information School and ethnographic researcher of smart cities, with a focus on government use of proprietary software. Her work considers data access, privacy, proprietorship, and ethics in ‘smart cities’ data collection and sharing platforms. [Google Scholar]

Michael Katell, Co-Director, Researcher

Michael is a PhD candidate at the University of Washington Information School where his research concerns the ethics of digital profiling and automated decision making. His work focuses on revealing social power and marginalization and their reproduction in contemporary technological artifacts and information practices. Michael is also associated with the Tech Policy Lab, a joint project of the UW Information School, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, and School of Law. [Google Scholar]

Karen Huang, Research Affiliate

Karen is a PhD candidate in Organizational Behavior (Psychology Track), a joint program between the Harvard Business School and the Harvard Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, and a Master’s candidate in the Department of Psychology. She earned her B.A. in Ethics, Politics & Economics from Yale University, during which she also studied moral philosophy at the University of Cambridge and phenomenology at Bard College Berlin. She is broadly interested in the psychology and ethics of emerging technology use. [Profile]