Os Keyes

PhD Student

Department of Human-Centered Design & Engineering


Os Keyes is a doctoral student in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering Program at the University of Washington. They have a background in law, data science and data ethics. Their research interests include: 1) the way gender is encoded into technology, and its social and ethical implications; 2) Data ethics and their viability under different political frameworks; 3) classification systems and the tensions of negotiating them in design. They are currently researching the way gender is built into physical and virtual infrastructure and the implications this has for trans users.