Casey Fiesler is an assistant professor in the Department of Information Science (and Computer Science, by courtesy) at the University of Colorado Boulder. Armed with a PhD in Human-Centered Computing from Georgia Tech and a JD from Vanderbilt Law School, she primarily researches social computing, ethics, law, and fan communities (occasionally all at the same time). [curriculum vitae]
Here is a link to my research lab page! The Internet Rules Lab
If you’re looking for a giant spreadsheet of tech ethics curricula, here!
If you’re looking for my Computer Engineer Barbie remix, here!
For an overview of my tech ethics-related research, here!
For an overview of my fandom-related research, here!
01.20.21 I’m joining the Center for Democracy and Technology as a Non-Resident Fellow.
01.15.21 ACM-W North America profiled my social media outreach in an interview.
01.14.21 There is a profile of my work on tech ethics and law in Forbes: “Why Ethics Matter For Social Media, Silicon Valley And Every Tech Industry Leader.”
12.17.20 I spoke to Scientific American about the ethical implications of automated analysis of facial expressions.
12.15.20 I was on a panel about the DMCA and free expression online hosted by Public Knowledge, featuring EFF’s legal director and video essayist Lindsay Ellis.
12.09.20 I gave a keynote at the ACM Compute-2020 conference (remotely) in India, titled “Ethics Integration in Computing Education.”
12.08.20 It takes a lot for me to consider social media content to be “news” but I lip-synced and recommended some books and it went kind of viral.
12.08.20 I spoke on a panel about AI ethics education for the Queer in AI workshop at NeurIPS2020.
12.01.20 Two new papers available out of my lab, to be published and presented at the SIGCSE 2021 computer science education conference: “Integrating Ethics into Introductory Programming Classes” and “‘You don’t do your hobby as a job’: Stereotypes of Computational Labor and their Implications for CS Education” (led by PhD student Brianna Dym).
11.30.20 I gave an invited talk for the Computer Science Department at University of Minnesota: “Doing Computer Science: The Case fo Ethics Integration in Computing Education.”
11.09.20 I gave an invited talk about data science ethics at the Complex Systems Center at University of Vermont.
10.30.20 My very first PhD advisee, Aaron Jiang, successfully defended his dissertation, “Toward a Multi-stakeholder Perspective for Improving Online Content”! Aaron will be starting a job as a researcher at Facebook in January.
10.28.20 I created a video essay about Lindsay Ellis, a bonkers copyright lawsuit, and how fair use works on YouTube: “Fair Use in the Omegaverse.”