Identity in Computing Lab

Both computing departments and tech organizations have long struggled with issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Identity in Computing Lab is dedicated to studying the impact of identity on computing, from classroom/industry environments to the technologies that are developed (and the identities these technologies ultimately impact in adverse ways). This work blends social science with computer science to identify strategies for making computing more equitable and inclusive.

Current Projects

Research Team

A. Nicki Washington, Ph.D., Director

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  • Professor of the Practice, Computer Science

Shaundra B. Daily, Ph.D.

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  • Professor of the Practice, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Computer Science

Cecilé Sadler

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  • Ph.D. Student, Electrical & Computer Engineering, MIT Media Lab

Dominique Buford

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  • Undergraduate Student, Computer Science ('23)

Priya Rathinavelu

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  • Undergraduate Student, Electrical & Computer Engineering (Minor: Computer Science)('22)