Adriana Alvarado Garcia  Adriana Alvarado Garcia photo         

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Research Scientist, Responsible and Inclusive Technologies Research
Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY USA


Professional Associations

Professional Associations:  ACM


My research uses social media data as a proxy to understand local and situated systems of knowledge. I have partnered with national and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Mexico to examine the role of organizational practices and human interpretation when NGOs use data to inform their interventions. Building on the lessons of these partnerships, I am developing tools that support NGOs to use digital traces as evidence to uncover citizens’ plurality of ways of knowing and doing in times of crisis. These tools center community perspectives and the context of data production.