Emily Tseng

Emily Tseng

DLI Doctoral Fellow

Emily Tseng is currently a Ph.D. student in Information Science at Cornell University, based in NYC at Cornell Tech. She is advised primarily by Nicola Dell and Deborah Estrin.

Emily designs and builds socio-technical systems that help us care for each other. Lately she has been working on large-scale computational analysis of the language of online therapy; justice-oriented design of caregiving systems in home health; and computer security for victims and survivors of intimate partner violence. More fundamentally, she is interested in mitigating the harms caused by technocratic largesse through feminist approaches to the design and development of computing systems.

Emily earned a B.A. from Princeton University in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, focusing on epidemiological modeling for global health. She also earned an M.S. from Cornell Tech in Health Tech. In previous lives she made radio, print and multimedia journalism and ran early-stage product development at a consumer health tech startup. Emily also worked as a healthcare consultant in the U.S. and taught software engineering.