Science, Technology and Society Seminar: STS Circle at Harvard


Monday, March 2, 2020, 12:15pm to 2:00pm


CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Room S050

"Critical Technical Practice Revisited: Towards 'Analytical Actors' in Data Science"


Momin M. Malik, Data Science Postdoctoral Fellow, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University.


Shuang Lu Frost, PhD Candidate in Social Anthropology, Harvard. 


STS Program


Momin M. Malik is a multidisciplinary researcher who brings statistical modeling to bear on critical, reflexive questions with and about large-scale digital trace data. He is broadly concerned with issues of algorithmic power and control, and of validity and rigor in computational social science. In addition to empirical work modeling social media and mobile phone sensor data, he works on how to understand statistics, machine learning, and data science from critical and constructivist perspectives, on ethical and policy implications of predictive modeling, and on understanding and communicating foundational problems in statistical models of social networks. He has an undergraduate degree in history of science from Harvard, a master's from the Oxford Internet Institute, and a PhD from Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science.

Co-sponsored by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.


Sheila Jasanoff, Faculty Associate. Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies, Harvard Kennedy School.

Lunch is provided if you RSVP. via our online form before Wednesday afternoon, February 19:

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