My name is Dasha. I'm a 2023-2024 fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and an Embedded EthiCS postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University. In fall 2024 I will be an assistant professor of philosophy and computer science at George Mason University. I apply methods from history & philosophy of science and the social sciences to critically interrogate the social dimensions of algorithmic decision-making systems in the US criminal legal system.
I received my PhD in History & Philosophy of Science from the University of Pittsburgh in May 2023, and 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.