Data and computation drive our world, often without sufficient critical assessment or accountability. Journalism is adapting responsibly—finding and creating new kinds of stories that respond directly to our new societal condition. The Computation + Journalism Symposium at Stanford is a two-day conference exploring that interface between journalism and computing.
John Bohannon, Science Magazine
Garret Christensen, Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) and the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS)
Peter Aldhous, BuzzFeed News science reporter
Christie Aschwanden, FiveThirtyEight lead science writer
Daniele Fanelli, Stanford METRICS senior research scientist and former journalist
Simine Vazire, UC Davis associate professor of psychology
Dan Nguyen, Stanford University Hearst Professional-in-Residence
Garret Christensen is a Financial Economist in the Division of Insurance and Research at the FDIC. His research interests include housing and consumer finance, poverty programs, and meta-science and reproducibility. Before joining the FDIC, Garret was an Economist with the US Census Bureau, a BIDS Data Science Fellow, and a research fellow with the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS), a program of the Center for Effective Global Action. He also taught economics at Swarthmore College and conducted water, sanitation, and hygiene research in western Kenya. He received his PhD in economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and has since conducted research for the WASH Benefits public health randomized trial for Innovations for Poverty Action and Emory University and has taught economics at Swarthmore College.