Darch promoted to associate professor

Peter Darch
Peter Darch, Associate Professor

Peter Darch has been promoted to the position of associate professor in the School of Information Sciences, effective August 16, 2023.

Darch's research interests include citizen science, information infrastructures for science, sociotechnical challenges to scientific data curation, and material politics of scientific collaboration. He is particularly interested in profound changes in the organization and conduct of contemporary scientific research that result from the interaction of technologies. His work has been published across a range of venues, including the International Journal on Digital Libraries and Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, and he has served as a reviewer for the journal Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and the ACM Web Science Conference.

Prior to joining the iSchool faculty, Darch worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Information Studies and Center for Knowledge Infrastructures, with which he continues to collaborate on studies of the building, running, and effects of information infrastructures that support scientific collaboration. He holds an affiliate appointment in the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois.

Darch received his PhD in computer science from the University of Oxford and master's degrees in the history and philosophy of science and medicine from Durham University and in mathematics from the University of Oxford.

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