June 15, 2017, BY Matt Hughes

Darakhshan Mir
Professor Darakhshan Mir, computer science. Photo by Brett Simpson

Professor Darakhshan Mir, computer science, has been named a 2017–18 fellow by Data & Society, a New York City-based research institute focused on the social and cultural issues arising from data-centric technological development. Mir's research examines questions about data privacy in both practical and social contexts. She encourages her students to think critically about the "nerd privileges" their technical training provides them, and society's unbridled optimism about the changes technological development brings.

Read more about Mir's recent work with student researchers.