People

Director

Lauren Klein
Associate Professor
Departments of English and Quantitative Theory and Methods, Emory University
Affiliated Faculty, School of Literature, Media, and Communication, Georgia Tech

Lauren Klein is an associate professor in the departments of English and Quantitative Theory & Methods at Emory University, where she also directs the Digital Humanities Lab. Before moving to Emory in 2019, she taught in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at Georgia Tech. Klein works at the intersection of digital humanities, data science, and early American literature, with a research focus on issues of gender and race. She has designed platforms for exploring the contents of historical newspapers, recreated forgotten visualization schemes with fabric and addressable LEDs, and, with her students, cooked meals from early American recipes—and then visualized the results. In 2017, she was named one of the “rising stars in digital humanities” by Inside Higher Ed. She is the author of An Archive of Taste: Race and Eating in the Early United States (University of Minnesota Press, 2020) and, with Catherine D’Ignazio, Data Feminism (MIT Press, 2020). With Matthew K. Gold, she edits Debates in the Digital Humanities, a hybrid print-digital publication stream that explores debates in the field as they emerge. Her current project, Data by Design: An Interactive History of Data Visualization, 1786-1900, was recently funded by an NEH-Mellon Fellowship for Digital Publication.

Students

Dan Jutan, BS, Computer Science (2019 – present)
Jianing Fu, BS, Computer Science (2019 – present)
Gavin McGuire, BS, Materials Science and Engineering (2019 – present)
Courtney Allen, BS, Industrial Design; MS HCI (2018 – 2020)
Adam Hayward, BS, Computer Science (2016 – 2019)
Noah Sutter, BS, Computer Science (2018 – 2019)
Zoe Wangstrom, BS, Literature, Media, and Communication (2018 – 2019)
Qing Tian, MS, Digital Media (2018 – 2019)
Arshiya Singh, BS, Computer Science (2018)
Morgan Orangi, MS, Human-Computer Interaction (2017-18)
Nikita Bawa, BS, Computer Science (2017-18)
Maninder Japra, BS, Computer Science (2017)
Angela Vujic, BS, Computer Science (2016-17)
Shivani Negi, BS, Computer Science (2016)
Jessica Allison, BS, Computer Science and Biology (2016)
Bin Cao, BS, Computer Science (2016)
Slava Kucheryavykh, BS, Computer Science (2016)
Caroline Foster, MS, Human-Computer Interaction (2015-17)
Erica Pramer, BS/MS, Digital Media (2015-16)
Catherine Roshelli, BS, Computational Media (2014-15)
Iris Sun, BS/MS, Digital Media (2013-14)

Affiliated Faculty

Catherine D’Ignazio
Assistant Professor
Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT

Photo by Diana Levine / dianalevine.com

Catherine D’Ignazio is a hacker mama, scholar, and artist/designer who focuses on feminist technology, data literacy and civic engagement. She has run women’s health hackathons, designed global news recommendation systems, created talking and tweeting water quality sculptures, and led walking data visualizations to envision the future of sea level rise. Her forthcoming book from MIT Press, Data Feminism, co-authored with Lauren Klein, charts a course for more ethical and empowering data science practices. D’Ignazio is an assistant professor of Urban Science and Planning in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT where she is the Director of the Data + Feminism Lab.

 

Jacob Eisenstein
Affiliated Faculty, School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Tech

Jacob Eisenstein is a Research Scientist at Google AI. His work spans a range of topics in natural language processing, focusing on computational sociolinguistics, discourse, and machine learning. Prior to joining Google, he was Assistant and Associate Professor of Computer Science at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he received the NSF CAREER Award and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Award. Prior to Georgia Tech, Jacob was a Postdoctoral researcher at Carnegie Mellon, where he initiated a line of research using latent variable machine learning methods to analyze social media data for insights in sociolinguistics and other areas of social science. He completed his Ph.D. at MIT in 2008, winning the George M. Sprowls dissertation award for his research on computational models of speech and gesture. Jacob’s research has been featured in the New York Times, National Public Radio, and the BBC. Thanks to his brief appearance in If These Knishes Could Talk, Jacob has a Bacon number of 2.