Crystal Lee (she/她)

A medium-skinned Asian woman with a pixie cut wearing a gray shirt and round eyeglasses with black frames. Trees and other greenery are behind her.

I am an assistant professor in computational media and design at MIT and a senior fellow in responsible computing at Mozilla. At MIT, I have a joint appointment between the Schwarzman College of Computing and Comparative Media Studies / Writing, where I am also the KDD Career Development Professor in Communications and Technology.

My work investigates what I call the "the life-cycle of data representations," or the process by which datasets are curated, cleaned, visualized, circulated, and manipulated. In other words, I think about a wide scope of things: from the history and practice of data visualizations to theories about designing graphical interfaces for data analysis. I am also a faculty associate at the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard, where I co-lead the Ethical Tech Working Group.

I am currently at work on my new book titled "Adventures on the Embodied Internet."

Here is my CV [PDF, HTML]. If you are looking for a bio, see here.

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