Eric P. S. Baumer
I study and design interactions with algorithms in social computing systems. Fully understanding the individual and societal experiences around algorithmic systems requires close attention to the technical details of their design and implementation. Similarly, any responsible design of such technologies must account for their broader human and social dimensions.
To do so, my work integrates computational techniques from natural language processing and machine learning, conceptual orientations from qualitative and interpretivist social science, and design-based methods for human-centered research. This interdisciplinary synthesis contributes concepts and tools that are essential for understanding, and for creating, the future of sociotechnical systems.