This week at DUB, we will have a talk by Matthew Bietz, a postdoctoral researcher in the department of Human Centered Design and Engineering, working with Dr. Charlotte Lee. Matt studies collaborative processes in scientific research and how information systems can be used to support collaboration across distributed scientific research groups. In his earlier work, Matt investigated international AIDS collaboratories and technical and behavioral principles underlying scientific collaboration. His current focus is on cyberinfrastructure for the support of genomics research. His DUB talk will introduce us to the work his group has been doing in this area. This promises to be an extremely interesting talk, and all of you can come and see Matt present this work.
This week DUB is meeting in CSE 203. The directions to the computer science building are below. As always, tasty food will be provided.
*Where:* CSE 203 (directions below)
*When:* Oct. 14th, 12-1:30 PM
*Who:* Matthew Bietz (HCDE)
Food will be provided!
SPEAKER: Matthew Bietz
TITLE: Collaboration in Metagenomics: Sequence Databases and the Organization of Scientific Work
The new science of metagenomics promises to “bring about a transformation in biology, medicine, ecology, and biotechnology that may be as profound as that initiated by the invention of the microscope.” This transformation is enabled by significant advances in both laboratory and information technologies. In this talk, I will present results from an ethnographic study of the development of computational infrastructures for this emerging field. In particular, I will discuss how scientific collaboration is organized around and through large specialized databases of genetic sequence data.
Matthew Bietz is a post-doctoral researcher in Human Centered Design & Engineering working with Charlotte Lee. His primary research interests are in computer-supported cooperative work, computer-mediated communication, and science and technology studies. His dissertation was an experimental study of the delivery, interpretation, and use of interpersonal critical feedback in electronically mediated communication environments. His current projects focus on the design of computational infrastructures to support distributed scientific collaborations. He holds degrees from Lawrence University (BA English & BM Cello), SUNY Stony Brook (MA Musicology), and the University of Michigan (MS & PhD Information).
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This week we are meeting in the room 203 (on the 2nd floor) of the Paul Allen Building (CSE). CSE is located south of the HUB and south east of Drumheller Fountain (see South Central Campus Map below).
South Central Campus Map: http://www.washington.edu/home/maps/southcentral.html?80,70,792,660