Why Do Defaults Affect Behavior? Experimental Evidence from Afghanistan (by Joshua Blumenstock, Michael Callen, and Tarek Ghani) was published in the American Economic Review.[Read more...]

CTSP Alumni Updates

September 27th, 2018

We’re thrilled to highlight some recent updates from our fellows:

Gracen Brilmyer, now a PhD student at UCLA, has published a single authored work in one of the leading journals in archival studies, Archival Science: “Archival Assemblages: Applying Disability Studies’ Political/Relational Model to Archival Description” and presented their work on archives, disability, and justice at a number [Read more...]

The Doctor Will Model You Now:
The Rise and Risks of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare
by Dani Salah | September 23, 2018

As artificial intelligence promises to change many facets of our everyday lives, it will have perhaps no greater change than in the healthcare industry. The increase in data collected on individuals has already proven paramount in improving health … [Read more...]

Healthcare’s Painful: Is HIPAA to blame?
By Keith LoMurray on 9/23/2018

Working in healthcare technology, I regularly hear painful stories about people’s experiences with healthcare. People will often talk about the great care they received from an individual doctor or nurse, but then mention the challenges of navigating the impersonal healthcare bureaucracy. Coordinating care between clinics, waiting for records, signing … [Read more...]

Been There, Done That: What Data Science Can Learn from Psychology

by Kim Darnell on September 20, 2018

In the wake of recent revelations regarding misuses and abuses of personal data by a variety of well-known and successful companies, as well as the growing evidence that big data are being used to actively perpetuate and increase socioeconomic inequality, … [Read more...]

Immanuel Kant, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Mark Zuckerberg Walk Into a Bar …
A Philosophy Beginner’s Analysis of the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica Scandal

My best friend in high school majored in philosophy in college; I majored in computer science. “It’s pointless to debate philosophy,” I would say, “You can’t deduce one true answer and it’s not going to be applicable in the … [Read more...]

Thursday, October 25, 5-7pm, followed by reception

UC Berkeley, South Hall Room 210

Open to the public!

RSVP is required.

Understanding how to protect your personal digital security is more important than ever. Confused about two factor authentication options? Which messaging app is the most secure? What happens if you forget your password manager password, or lose the phone you [Read more...]

Article published in Nature

September 22nd, 2018

Dr. Blumenstock’s article, “Don’t forget people in the use of big data for development,” was published in the journal Nature[Read more...]

Blumenstock receives Hellman Award

September 20th, 2018

Prof. Blumenstock was named as a 2018 Hellman Fellow for his project, “Evaluating Community Cellular Networks: How Does Mobile Connectivity Affect Isolated Communities?”… [Read more...]

by Santiago Molina and Gordon PherriboCTSP Fellows

This is the first in a series of posts on the project “Democratizing” Technology: Expertise and Innovation in Genetic Engineering

When we think about who is making decisions that will impact the future health and wellbeing of society, one would hope that these individuals would wield their expertise in a way [Read more...]