K. Kuksenok

PhD, MS in Computer Science & Engineering from University of Washington
BA in Applied Math; Computer Science from Oberlin College, Ohio, US
CV PDF (Oct '16) Reach me at: firstname.lastname@gmail.com

564x740; ca. Summer 2014
, by Victor Jeffreys

Kateryna Kuksenok investigates the process of software production, particularly in the natural sciences, using a mix of qualitative, ethnographic approaches, and semi-automated analysis of textual data using techniques from Natural Language Procesing (NLP). Currently, she works on code that is bad-by-admission, yet allowed to persist as a post-doc at the Hasso-Plattner Institute in the Software Architecture group led by Prof. Dr. Robert Hirschfeld. She completed her Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering, with a focus on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) at the University of Washington, Seattle, with Professors James Fogarty and Cecilia Aragon. Her M.S. research lay at the intersection of HCI and NLP, focusing on interactive machine translation.

Kuksenok's interdisciplinary, mixed-methods research has received fellowships from the NSF GRFP and AT&T GRF, as well as recognition of excellence from the Computing Research Association (CRA), Google Anita Borg, Microsoft Research, Palantir. She has also completed software engineering internships at Facebook, Inc. and Google, in addition to consulting on User Research at Amazon.com Shared Shopping Experience. A full CV/resume is available in PDF, and references are available upon request.

Tech+Society Research

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications

A video
of an invited panel appearance - moderated by Nick Denton, Gawker Media founder - about the role of social media in political action. (Budapest, 2014)

Selected Other Publications

Camping alone in the Olympic National Park in order to reconsider the Related Work chapter in the dissertation, re-reading Bruno Latour's Laboratory Life. (2015)


You may also know me as: Kateryna Kuksenok, Katie Kuksenok, Katja Kuksenok, Kt Kuksenok. Feel free to use any! I prefer Katja or Katerena (emphasis on the "re" syllable, pronounced as in "reykjavik," not as in "ice cream").