Computer-mediated Communication

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Morgan G. Ames
Assistant Adjunct Professor
Alumni (MIMS 2006)
Science and technology studies; computer-supported cooperative work and social computing; education; anthropology; youth technocultures; ideology and inequity; critical data science
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Associate Professor
how marginalized communities adapt technology, algorithmic fairness and opacity, human control over algorithms, ethnography
Coye Cheshire
Professor
Trust, social exchange, social psychology, and information exchange
Niloufar Salehi is an assistant professor at the School of Information at UC Berkeley..
Assistant Professor

Recent Publications

Dec 15, 2018

What can machines know about the mind? This dissertation seeks to understand people’s beliefs about this question: how these beliefs affect and arise from interactions with digital sensors, from prior beliefs about the mind and the body; and how these beliefs may shape the design of technical systems in the future.

The purpose of this dissertation is twofold. First, it surfaces that the boundary between sensing bodies and sensing minds is unstable, deeply entangled with social context and beliefs about the body and mind. Second, it proposes the porousness of this boundary as a site for studying the role that biosensing devices will play in near future. As biosensors creep into smart watches, bands, and ingestibles, their ability to divine not just what these bodies do, but what they think and feel, presents an under-explored avenue for understanding and imagining how thesetechnologies will come to matter in the course of life.

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Computer-mediated Communication news

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Prof. Salehi was awarded $100K from Facebook Research to study how Muslim Americans adopt counter-narratives online, empowering and giving voice to an often denigrated population.

Niloufar Salehi

Prof. Niloufar Salehi was awarded an NSF CRII grant to study restorative justice approaches to addressing harm in online communities.

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On Wednesday, June 24, 2020, Professor Hany Farid Testified on a remote congressional hearing entitled: “A Country in Crisis: How Disinformation Online is Dividing the Nation.” 

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Professors Hany Farid and Joshua Blumenstock have been awarded seed funding for their projects designed to mitigate the COVID-19 crisis by CITRIS and the Banatao Institute.

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Prof. Farid: “Coronavirus misinformation is going to get a lot of people killed.”

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