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.
Research Interests: History of the biosciences; animal models, experimentation, and the production of similarity; aging; globalization of science and capital; military science and technology; continental philosophy.
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; infrastructure studies; development studies; environmental justice; rural studies
Research Interests: History of technology; history of computing; history of the human & social sciences; history of security; national security policy; cybernetics; STS; surveillance studies; media studies; visual & material culture; philosophy of science & technology
Research Interests: Science, technology, and society; colonialism and science; political influence; management of technology; history of psychology; psychological manipulation through science and technology.
Research Interests:History of finance; history of economics;quantification; history of state and colonial administration.
Mateo is an Ashford Fellow and PhD student in the History of Science department. He is interested in the technicalization of financial instruments, audits, and government initiatives and their relations with political economic thought beginning in the Early Modern period. He currently focuses on Early Modern France and its colonial holdings. Mateo received his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.