Irene Pasquetto, Ph.D., is a Research Associate at the UCLA Center for Knowledge Infrastructures (CKI).
She teaches and co-teaches classes on data management, information ethics, and data economies.
Her overarching research interest lies in the analysis of data-centric practices and technologies, especially in relation to science and technology policy-making.
For her Ph.D., Irene investigated the epistemic, socio-technical, and ethical challenges related to the open circulation of biomedical data and software. While a Research Assistant at the Participation Lab (PartLab) in the UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics, she has also published on issues of genetic ancestry testing, open data, and identity, on the challenges of archiving and reusing climate-change data.
With her work, Irene aims at informing the design and implementation of governance models for data and code infrastructures.