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Christian Sandvig

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Christian Sandvig is a Professor at the University of Michigan, where he teaches in both Information and Communication Studies. He is a researcher specializing in studying the consequences of algorithmic systems that curate and organize culture. He has written about social media, wireless systems, broadband Internet, online video, domain names, and Internet policy. His group blog was named one of the "Must-Follow Feeds" in science, culture, and design by Wired.

Before moving to Michigan, Sandvig was an Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he founded the Center for People & Infrastructures. He previously served as Markle Foundation Information Policy Fellow at the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy, Oxford University. Sandvig has also been a visiting research fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, associate fellow in Socio-Legal Studies (a research centre of the Oxford Law Faculty), visiting scholar in Communication at McGill University, visiting associate professor at Intel Research, visiting scholar at the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Fellow of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.

Sandvig was named a "next-generation leader in science and technology policy" in a faculty competition organized by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He previously received the Faculty Early Career Development Award from the US National Science Foundation (NSF CAREER) in the area of Human-Centered Computing.

Sandvig's scholarly writing has received best paper awards at meetings of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI), the International Communication Association (ICA), the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), and the Telecommunication Policy Research Conference (TPRC).

The US National Science Foundation, the Social Science Research Council of New York, the MacArthur Foundation, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) of the United Kingdom, the Internet Society, and other sources have funded Sandvig's research.

Sandvig is also a computer programmer with industry experience consulting for a Fortune 500 company, a regional government, and a San Francisco Bay Area software start-up.

Quotations, interviews, and articles about Sandvig's research have appeared in stories in/on The Economist, The New York Times, Le Monde, NPR, the BBC, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, and other media outlets. Sandvig's own writing has appeared in The Huffington Post, The Guardian, and Wired.

Sandvig received the Ph.D. in Communication from Stanford University in 2002.

Sometimes Sandvig writes about himself in the third person.



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