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Micah Altman, Ph.D.

Director of Research & Head/Scientist, Program on Information Research -- MIT Libraries , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Research field: Social Sciences - Library and Information Science
Social and Information Scientist

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Biographical Information

Dr. Micah Altman is Director of Research and Head/Scientist, Program on Information Science for the MIT Libraries, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Altman is also a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution. Prior to arriving at MIT, Dr. Altman served at Harvard University for fifteen years 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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Professional Experience


2011 - Present
Director of Research & Head/Scientist, Program on Information Research -- MIT Libraries at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
2010 - Present
Non Resident Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Dec 2006 - Dec 2010
Archival Director at Murray Research Archive, Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2005 - Feb 2012
Senior Research Scientist, IQSS at Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Dec 1998 - Dec 2009
Associate Director, Harvard-MIT Data Center at Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Jan 1990 - Aug 1992
Member of the Technical Staff (Software Developer, HPC) at Silicon Graphics
Mountain View, California, United States
Education


Dec 1998 - Dec 2000
Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Postdoctoral Fellow
Aug 1992 - Jun 1998
California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California, United States
Ph.D.
Aug 1985 - Jun 1989
Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, United States
A.B., Computers Science; A.B. Political Philosohpy

Contact Information

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Fax: (206) 338-4109
Cellphone: (585) 466-4224
Google Talk: micah.altman@gmail.com
Skype: micah_altman
Webpage: micahaltman.com

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