Jed Brubaker

Jed Brubaker
Organization: 
University of California, Irvine
Position: 
PhD Candidate
Department: 
Department of Informatics

Jed Brubaker is a PhD candidate researching how our identities are represented within technological systems with a focus on socially and technologically marginalized populations. Recently work includes the use of online spaces to support minorities, the relationship between infrastructure and self-presentation in social media, and "single-use" identities in computer mediated spaces. His dissertation investigates how social media platforms are changing our experiences of death, grief, and memorialization with the aim of understanding how people interact with identity-based technologies, demonstrating limitations of current systems, and in turn, improving the ability for technological systems to support the entirety of our lives -- including when those lives come to an end. Brubaker previously earned his M.A. at Georgetown University in Communication, Culture and Technology, and his B.S. at the University of Utah in Psychology.

Digital identity, social computing, computational representation, socio-technical systems, human-computer interaction, computer-mediated communication, social media

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