Institute for Advanced Study, DASH, and Research Computing Present

Human in the Data

Part of IAS Thursdays
Past event
Feb 10, 2022
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Data is ubiquitous in our world. But, when abstracted by numbers and numerical proxies, individuals and social relationships are obscured to both researchers and end users. Each year, eight graduate students at the University of Minnesota receive MnDRIVE Human in the Data Fellowships. While each undertake vastly different projects across the five MnDRIVE areas of robotics, global food, environment, brain conditions, and cancer clinical trials, their goals are not altogether dissimilar: to understand the humanistic implications of their data, and to use their time in the cohort to support this non-traditional scholarship and engagement work. 

At this Symposium, several current MnDRIVE Human in the Data fellows will present their research projects and discuss the communities their work touches.

Immediately following the event, we invite interested graduate students to join us for a brief information session on the 2022 MnDRIVE Human in the Data Fellowship application timeline and requirements. A recording of this session will be available approximately one week after the event for those unable to attend.

This event is free, open to all, and will be held via Zoom webinar. You will receive an automatic email reminder one day and one hour prior to the event including your registration link.


The University of Minnesota Human in the Data Initiative focuses on the ubiquity of Big Data and algorithmic decision making in every major sector in our world. Human in the Data series events are presented by the Institute for Advanced Study, DASH, the UMN Informatics Institute, and Research Computing.

Part of IAS Thursdays

IAS Thursdays at the Institute for Advanced Study brings ideas, conversations, and viewpoints to the heart of the University of Minnesota. Our events are free and open to the public; IAS Thursdays are designed for scholars from all walks of life.