Programs: CCIT and DEM; Graduate Appointment at Faculty of Information
Specialization: Critical race theory, big data, game studies, media theory, transmedia art and design
Dr. Beth Coleman is an Associate Professor of Data & Cities at the University of Toronto, where she directs the City as Platform lab. Working in the disciplines of Science and Technology Studies and Critical Race Theory, her research focuses on smart technology & machine learning, urban data, and civic engagement. She is the author of Hello Avatar and multiple articles. Her research affiliations have included the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society; Microsoft Research; Data & Society Institute; and expert consultant for the European Commission Digital Futures. She is a founding director of Thriving Cities, Singapore. She is a 2021 Google Artists and Machines Intelligence awardee and Google Brain visiting researcher. She is the 4S 2021 Toronto Conference Co-Chair, and the inaugural director of the ISI-supported University of Toronto Black Research Network.