karen boyd

I'm a researcher interested in values and ethics in design and work.

I'm a doctoral student with Dr. Katie Shilton in the Ethics and Values in Design Lab (EViD) at the University of Maryland's iSchool.

Current projects include:

    my dissertation, in which I hope to describe and intervene in the ethical sensitivity of machine learning engineers during training data curation,
    a study that aims to better understand the organizational, personal, and external factors that influence how privacy enhancing technologies are implemented in mobile applications,
    and a social science family tree that may help students navigate the relationships among ontology, epistemology, methodology, theory, and more.

Please reach out if you want to talk about or collaborate on any of these projects. To review or contribute to the family tree project, check out the github page and the visualization.

I'm also a teacher, a research consultant, and a painter. I intermittently update a blog about productivity, ethics research, and graduate school called "Related Work"

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