Cindy’s research and writing draw on long-term fieldwork with engineers, geospatial analysts, and cloud architects in government and industry, to examine the politics of computational labor and data architectures for subterranean peatland fire control in Indonesia. She also studies how data science is enrolled in debates on environmental issues that experience extreme scientific uncertainty and misinformation. Her work has been published in leading computing venues including ACM CHI, DIS, and PD and has been featured in Social Text and CoDesign. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, Dow Sustainability Fellows Program, Rackham Graduate School and the International Institute at the University of Michigan.

Cindy is the co-author of Technoprecarious, a multigraph written with Precarity Lab analyzing the role of digital technology in multiplying precarity. She is also the co-director of DoIIIT, an interactive design and making studio.


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