Hello world! My name is Dasha.
I am a joint postdoctoral fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and the Embedded EthiCS program at Harvard University. I received my PhD in History & Philosophy of Science from the University of Pittsburgh in May 2023. I combine approaches from philosophy of science, the social sciences, and law to study the impacts of AI/ML systems.
My research centers on algorithmic decision-making systems in the US criminal legal system, with a critical focus on recidivism risk assessment instruments. I am interested in human-centered, participatory models of algorithmic auditing.
I hold a BS in Computer Science from the University of Utah. My dissertation research was funded by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and a Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy grant. I have also co-organized with Against Carceral Tech, an activist group working to ban facial recognition and predictive policing in the city of Pittsburgh.
Photographer: Camilo Ruiz