Nana Kwame Henebeng Amagyei
Background and activities
I hold a Bachelor of Science (BSc.) degree in Computer Science and Statistics from the University of Ghana. I also hold a 'taught' Master of Science (MSc.) and a 'research' Master of Philosophy (MPhil.) degrees in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) from GIMPA.
My primary research interest is the study of socio-technical practices of working with data.
In my PhD, I examine how environmental scientists and data curators collaborate to improve the quality of IoT sensor data. I explore the technologies, tools, and algorithms for curating (cleaning, organising and preparing) data from sensors and how these experts complement such approaches with their skills to make data more reliable for sharing to public databases.
Methodologically, I use ethnographic approaches. Theoretically, I am concerned with the politics and ethics of curating data as a governance practice. I draw primarily on the Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) literature but my work is also influenced by the Information Systems (IS) and Science and Technology Studies (STS) literature.
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