Among the faculty for the Master of Information and Data Science program are several post-doctoral scholars with a range of research interests. Learn more about them through our Faculty Spotlights.
Anna Lauren Hoffman
Earned a Ph.D. in information studies from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Research focus: How the design and use of information technology can promote or hinder the pursuit of social justice
Teaches "Behind the Data: Humans and Values"
"The I School's vision for studying and practicing data science has, from day one, gone beyond the practical issues surrounding the use of certain tools and quantitative methods...By taking seriously what data science does in context — for science, for organizations, for governments, for the world broadly — and foregrounding attendant legal, policy, and ethical issues, the I School is equipping its students to be well-rounded leaders in this area, now and in the future."
Earned a Ph.D. in human centered design and engineering from University of Washington
Research focus: The design and evaluation of games for data science learning and discovery, and research on data visualization and collaboration in science
Teaches "Data Visualization and Communication"
"Data science as a field continues to reinvent itself. The astonishing growth of data collected hasn't been able to solve the world's toughest challenges by sheer size alone. I'm excited to see the increased value placed on understanding the human context in which the data lives and how this shapes the types of questions we ask."