Biography

Dr Micah Altman is a social and information scientist at MIT’s Center for Research in Equitable and Open Scholarship. Previously he served as Director of Research for the MIT Libraries, Head/Scientist for the Program on Information Science, Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution; and at Harvard University as the Associate Director of the Harvard-MIT Data Center, Archival Director of the Henry A. Murray Archive, and Senior Research Scientist in the Institute for Quantitative Social Sciences.

Dr. Altman conducts research in social science, information science and research methods – focusing on the intersections of information, technology, privacy, and politics; and on the dissemination, preservation, reliability and governance of scientific knowledge.

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Interests
  • Social Science
  • Information Science
  • Computer Science
Education
  • Postdoc in Government, 2000

    Harvard University

  • PhD in Social Science, 1998

    California Institute of Technology

  • AB in Computer Science, 1989

    Brown University

  • AB in Ethics and Political Philosophy, 1989

    Brown University

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