History of Technology

Sandip Bhatt

Research Interests: Performance validation/error assessment practices for automated and semi-automated inference systems where ‘gold standard’ truth data is difficult or impossible to obtain, the ways in which these practices have (and have not) evolved over time, how they privilege certain metrics over others (e.g. quantitative over qualitative, representative cases over edge cases), and how they reflect the valuation of different types of labor (e.g. coding vs. manual review) within the development community.

Hannah Conway

Hannah Conway

Research Interests: History of science, technology, and engineering; public infrastructure and technology; state sponsorship of research and design; theory and epistemology of applied sciences; science-fiction and cultural acceptance of scientific and technological advance; technological fear.

Tiffany Nichols

Tiffany Nichols

Research Interests: History of the detection of gravitational waves, instrumentation used to achieve the detection, and responses and ramifications of the shift of detection/perception of astrological phenomena from optical observations to sonic observations, history of technoethics and predicting effects of scientific and technical developments, inclusion and exclusion of groups within the science and technological fields, interpretation and communication of science and technology through literature, art, and film, integrity of data and algorithms, and promoting/progressing science and technology through legal instruments.

Deng-Tung  Wang

Deng-Tung Wang

Research Interests: The historical elements of the environmental movement. From a research question that explores social reception to behaviors that impact the environment, my goal is to find something that would spark another environmental movement and incite change among the population to rally for action against climate change by mobilizing people of the world to fight for environmental issues