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Specializations

  • Ethics of Information and Technology
  • Information Policy
  • Privacy and Surveillance

Biography

I am a PhD candidate at the Information School focused on information and data ethics, and the philosophy of technology. I have a background in information technology, social justice, and the arts. My current research interests include examining the impact of information systems on marginalized communities and the expression of privilege and bias in the practice of information surveillance and capture.

Education

  • Certificate, Ethics, University of Washington, 2018
  • MS, Information Science, University of Washington Information School, 2017
  • MS, Information Management , University of Washington Information School, 2013

Awards

  • Best Poster - iConference 2019, 2019-2019
  • Student Excellence in Information Management - University of Washington Information School, 2013

Consulting and Other Projects

  • Columbia Legal Services, Seattle, Washington, 2014

Publications and Contributions

  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    Adverse Detection: The Promise and Peril of Police Body-Worn Cameras (2018)
    Surveillance, Privacy, and Public Space, ISBN/ISSN: 978-1138709966 Authors: Michael A. Katell, Bryce Clayton Newell, Tjerk Timan, Bert-Jaap Koops
  • Conference Paper
    Algorithmic Profiling as Reputation (2018)
    Amsterdam Privacy Conference Author: Michael A. Katell
  • Conference Paper
    Algorithmic Reputation and Information Equity (2018)
    ASIS&T Annual Meeting Author: Michael A. Katell
  • Conference Paper
    A Fair Exchange: Exploring How Online Privacy is Valued (2016)
    2016 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), Page 1881-1890 Authors: Michael A. Katell, Sonali Mishra, Ligaya Aline Scaff
  • Workshop Paper
    Reputational Justice: Interrogating Automated Hiring and Quantitative Reputation (2016)
    Work, Labor, and Automation Author: Michael A. Katell
  • Conference Paper
    Do Privacy and Privilege Converge? Thoughts on the Coming Storm of Privilege-Based Privacy Affordance (2015)
    Amsterdam Privacy Conference Author: Michael A. Katell
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    Introduction: The Value of Privacy, Security, and Accountability (2015)
    Privacy, Security, and Accountability: Ethics, Policy, and Law, Page 1-17 Authors: Michael A. Katell, Adam Moore
  • Conference Paper
    Remade to Measure: Applying Impact Measurement Theory to Non-Profit Organizations – A Case Study (2015)
    HICSS - Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences Authors: Michael A. Katell, Hazel Taylor
  • Workshop Paper
    The Personal Information Exchequer Rights and Restitution Engine (PIERRE) (2015)
    Critical Alternatives 2015 Author: Michael A. Katell
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Seeing the Whole Picture: Visualising Socio-Spatial Power through Augmented Reality
    Law, Innovation, and Technology Authors: Michael A. Katell, Koops Bert-Jaap, Francien Dechesne, Paulus Meessen

Presentations

  • Algorithmic Privacy as Reputation (2018)
    2018 Amsterdam Privacy Conference (APC 2018) - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Algorithmic Reputation and Information Equity (2018)
    Association for Information Science & Technology Annual Meeting - Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Interrogating Automated Hiring and Quantitative Reputation (2017)
    "Work, Labor, and Automation" Workshop at Data & Society - New York, NY
  • The Normative Force of Quantified Reputation (2017)
    2017 Philosophy of Social Science Roundtable - Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Reputational Justice: Transparency and Equity in the Information Society (2016)
    Talks on Technology Science and Topics in Privacy, Data Privacy Lab, Harvard University - Cambridge, MA
  • Reputational Justice: Transparency and Equity in the Information Society (2016)
    PechaKucha Seattle, UW Intellectual House - Seattle, WA
  • Informational Privacy and Social Privilege: Discriminatory Data Practices in the Information Society (2015)
    Research Conversations - Seattle, Washington