I’m Oliver Keyes, a PhD student at the University of Washington’s Department of Human Centred Design & Engineering.

My focus is data ethics, broadly-construed. My current, more specific projects investigate how models of gender are encoded within dataset and algorithm design (and the resulting consequences for trans people), and the way that data scientists think and are taught about ethical framings.

Despite the department name, my interests are more ethnographic and experiential than Engineering - although I do come from a quantitative background. Outside of academia I spend a lot of time engaged with the intersect of Seattle’s Jewish and queer communities, reading, and making truly heinous puns. My pronouns are they/them, and I can be contacted at okeyes @ uw . edu. I’m always interested in chatting with people who have questions or interests related to pretty much any of the above.