I’m Os Keyes, a PhD student at the University of Washington’s Department of Human Centred Design & Engineering. I am supported by and an inaugural winner of the Ada Lovelace Fellowship.

My research interests are (very broadly) gender, technology and/or power: I want to understand the role technology plays in constructing the world, and how we might construct a better one. Specific research questions I’m interested in or working on include:

  1. How do facial recognition systems encode and inscribe notions of race and gender? What notions, and how?
  2. How is biomedical technology used to measure or authenticate trans lives?
  3. What are the possible consequences of deploying AI in autism diagnostics?
  4. How does classification shape people? How do those people resist that shaping?

I can be contacted for random questions, speaking engagements and offers of high-value cheques at okeyes @ uw . edu. Please note my title is “Mx”, not “Ms”, “Miss”, or “Mr”.