Director of Research and Head/Scientist, Program on Information Science
Dr. Micah Altman is Director of Research and Head/Scientist of the Program on Information Science for the MIT Libraries at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution and a member of Harvard Universitys Privacy Tools Project, a multidisciplinary effort to advanced understanding of data privacy issues. Micahs research focuses on the intersections of information, technology, privacy, and politics, as well as on the dissemination, preservation, reliability and governance of scientific knowledge. He earned a Ph.D. in Social Science from the California Institute of Technology.
Rinze Benedictus is a staff advisor at the University Medical Center Utrecht and a Ph.D. researcher at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies at Leiden University in the Netherlands. Benedictus was trained a biologist and, after working as a science journalist, is now active in science policy and management. He is involved in the Science in Transition initiative and UMC Utrecht’s efforts to develop and implement new incentives for researchers. His Ph.D. research focuses on the formative effects of these new incentive and reward structures.
Assistant Director for Archives, Odum Institute for Research in Social Science
Thu-Mai Christian is the Assistant Director for Archives at the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (UNC). She was actively involved in developing the replication and verification procedures for the American Journal of Political Science. Christian has an M.S. in Information Science from UNC and is currently studying for a Ph.D. in Information and Library Science there.
Patti Krautscheid is a certified genetic counselor with ARUP Laboratories, a national clinical reference laboratory and an enterprise of the University of Utahs Department of Pathology. She specializes in clinical molecular and genomic testing for inherited disorders. Krautscheid has an M.S. in Genetic Counseling from University of Michigan and a B.S. in Biology from University of Wisconsin–LaCrosse.
Sophia Lafferty-Hess works as a Research Data Management Consultant at Duke University, providing instruction and guidance on data management strategies, tools, policies, and best practices. Prior to joining Duke, she was at the University of North Carolinas Odum Institute for Research in Social Science working with the American Journal of Political Science to develop a data curation and verification workflow for quantitative data as a central part of the journal’s Replication & Verification Policy. Lafferty-Hess has an M.S. in Information Science from the University of North Carolina.
Angelica Lim builds artificial intelligence for robots to interact with humans in a smart, fun way by combining neuroscience, machine learning, and developmental psychology to model emotion. She has a Ph.D. in Informatics from Kyoto University in Japan, where she serves as a researcher in the Okuno Speech Media Processing Lab in the Department of Intelligence Science and Technology. She currently works as a Software Engineering Manager at Aldebaran Robotics in Paris, France. Her previous creations include robots that play music in a human ensemble, speak and gesture with expression, recognize emotion in movement, and explore land and sea.
Staff Fellow, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society
Oumou Ly is a staff fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society working on the Assembly: Disinformation Program and hosting their web series The Breakdown. She is an expert on best practices for countering disinformation and how institutional structures promote or mitigate disinformation.
Director, Autism and Developmental Medicine Institute
Christa Lese Martin, Ph.D., FACMG, is the Director of the Autism and Developmental Medicine Institute and Senior Investigator at Geisinger Health System. Previously, Dr. Martin was an Associate Professor at Emory University and Senior Lab Director of the Emory Genetics Lab. Her research interests include the identification and characterization of chromosomal imbalances involved in neurodevelopmental disorders and the rapid translation of new technologies for copy-number variation detection into the diagnostic arena for postnatal and prenatal testing.
Wellcome Trust Research Fellow and Senior Research Associate, Department of Psychiatry
Joseph Murray is a Wellcome Trust Research Fellow and Senior Research Associate in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge. His research focuses on the development of criminal tendencies over the life course, the childhood origins of antisocial behavior, and the impact of parental incarceration on child development. He is currently investigating biological, psychological and social influences on antisocial behavior in two birth cohort studies in Brazil and one in Britain. Dr. Murray has a doctorate in criminology from the University of Cambridge.
Deepti Pradhan is a Senior Research Analyst in the Yale Office of Development, and a 2015 Public Voices Fellow at The Op-Ed Project. After spending the better part of her career immersed in chemistry, biochemistry, and cell biology, including 13 years on the faculty of the Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Pradhan changed direction and moved to the Yale Office of Development in 2008, where she uses her skills in data analysis to enhance donor support for the university. She sustains her passion for science through Tilde Café, an independent not-for-profit science café she founded in 2008.
Senior Genetic Counselor, Department of Human Genetics
Chris graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 2007 with a Master of Science in Human Genetics and was certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling in 2009. He joined the University of Chicago as a Genetic Counselor in 2007, where his responsibilities covered general pediatrics, prenatal, newborn screening, and laboratory counseling. Over the years, he has also been involved in a variety of specialty clinics, including ophthalmology and neurogenetics. He is currently the Senior Genetic Counselor for the University of Chicago Genetic Services, an academic DNA diagnostic laboratory that tests rare orphan genetic diseases.
Director, GIGA Institute of Middle East Studies Professor of Contemporary Middle East History
Eckart Woertz is director of the GIGA Institute of Middle East Studies in Hamburg and professor of contemporary Middle East history at the University of Hamburg. Formerly he was a senior research fellow at the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB), a visiting fellow at Princeton University, and director of economic studies at the Gulf Research Center (GRC) in Dubai. His research interests include the political economy of the Middle East and North Africa, energy issues, and food security.
Stephanie Wykstra is a freelance writer and consultant with a focus on data sharing and reproducibility. Her writing has appeared in Slate and the Washington Post, and she has recently consulted for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and AllTrials USA. She has a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Rutgers University and a B.A. in Philosophy from Yale University.