The "D" word: solving for "diversity" on high-tech teams
Dubbed “Margaret Mead among the Starfleet” by the Times Literary Supplement, Janet Vertesi is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Princeton University and an expert in the sociology of science, technology, and organizations. Vertesi’s past decade of research, funded by the National Science Foundation, examines how distributed robotic spacecraft teams work together effectively to produce scientific and technical results. Her book Seeing Like a Rover (University of Chicago Press, 2015) describes the collaborative work of the Mars Exploration Rover mission including the people, the images, and the robots who do science on Mars. Vertesi is also a long-time contributor to the Association of Computing Machinery conferences on human-computer interaction and computer-supported cooperative work. She is an advisory board member of the Data and Society institute in New York City and is a member of Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy.
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