Citizen Sense is an interdisciplinary research project that draws on science and technology studies (STS), digital media studies, creative practice (art, architecture and design), environmental studies and geography, and feminist technoscience.

Jennifer Gabrys

Principal Investigator

Jennifer Gabrys is Chair in Media, Culture and Environment in the Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge. She was previously Professor in Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she is currently an honorary Visiting Professor. Gabrys is Principal Investigator on the European Research Council (ERC) starting grant, “Citizen Sensing and Environmental Practice: Assessing Participatory Engagements with Environments through Sensor Technologies” and the ERC Proof of Concept grant, “AirKit.” Read more

Sachit Mahajan

Research Associate

Sachit Mahajan is a Research Associate on the AirKit Project of Citizen Sense in the Department of Sociology at Cambridge. His research interests lie in the area of Internet of Things and air quality sensing, especially focusing on participatory sensing systems that emphasize collaboration with citizens and local communities. He is also interested in developing machine learning algorithms and tools for spatio-temporal data analysis of IoT systems, and designing applications that can assist people in their everyday lives. Read more

Joanne Armitage

Research Associate

Joanne Armitage is a Research Associate at Cambridge University working on the AirKit project. As a practice-based researcher Joanne’s work brings together computational practices, sound and feminist STS. This practice involves making, performing and co-creating to explore and unfold our technological experiences. Current projects include Machine Learning Imaginations with Helen Pritchard and Rebecca Fiebrink which looks at embodied and creative ways of knowing and critiquing machine learning techniques. Active as a performer within the live coding community, Joanne has written on failure, gender, technology and code. Read more

Helen Pritchard

Visiting Researcher

Helen Pritchard is Head of Digital Arts Computing and Lecturer in Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London. Since 2013 Helen has been a member of the European Research Council funded project Citizen Sense. As an artist and geographer Helen’s interdisciplinary work brings together the fields of Computational Aesthetics, Geography, and Feminist Technoscience. Read more

Consultant contributors
Previous project team members
  • Nerea Calvillo, Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Tom Keene, Technical Researcher
  • Lara Houston, Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Anu Liisanantti, Research Project Manager
  • Nick Shapiro, Postdoctoral Researcher
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