Data Science in Times of Pan(dem)ic

Data Science in Times of Pan(dem)ic

Dr. Sabina Leonelli is a philosopher of science at Exeter University who has systematically scrutinized the conceptions of data that underpin “data-intensive science” in the plant sciences, with a focus on genomic data bases. As the director of a long-running EU project on “The Epistemology of Data-Intensive Science,” she assembled an international team of scholars from diverse fields whose contributions appear in Data Journeys in the Sciences (Leonelli & Tempini, eds; 2020). Her philosophical analyses of how data science functions are empirically grounded, and she plays an active role advising on database design and open science policies in the EU. She will present recent work on how instrumental applications of data science runs the risk of compromising the reliability and usefulness of research on pandemic contagion sources and rates.

“Data Science in Times of Pan(dem)ic”
Wednesday, February 24, 12:30-2:00 pm Pacific Time
Online via Zoom

Part of the UBC Science and Technology Studies (STS) Colloquium Series. This event is part of the programming for the data science stream of the “Reasonable Trust: Fostering Humanities Methods in Public Engagement with Science and Technology” Research Cluster, supported by the Public Humanities Hub.

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