H. Marshall McLuhan Collegiate Professor of Digital Media, Professor of Information, School of Information; Faculty Associate, Center for Political Studies, Institute of Social Research; Professor of Communication Studies, College of Literature, Science and the Arts
Christian Sandvig is a researcher investigating the consequences of algorithmic systems that curate and organize culture. His approach, termed "infrastructure studies," spans science, technology, social research, and design. His projects have addressed social media, wireless systems, broadband Internet, online video, domain names, and Internet policy.
Sandvig is also a computer programmer and interaction designer with previous experience at a Fortune 500 company, a regional government, and a San Francisco Bay Area software start-up. Quotations, interviews, and articles about Sandvig's research have appeared in stories in/on The Economist, The New York Times, NPR, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The Guardian, the BBC, Le Monde, and other media outlets. His group blog was recently named one of the "Must-Follow Feeds" in science, culture, and design by Wired.
He has published over 50 journal articles, book chapters, and papers in conference proceedings, receiving top paper or similar awards from venues (including ACM CHI, ICA CAT, AEJMC, ICWSM, SCMS, and TPRC). His work has been translated into French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Hungarian. Sandvig was previously named a "next-generation leader in science and technology policy" in a faculty competition organized by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He received the US National Science Foundation CAREER award in the area of Human-Centered Computing.
Field(s) of Study:
- Algorithm Studies
- Infrastructure Studies
- Human-Computer Interaction
- Information Policy