Jay D. Aronson
Director, Center for Human Rights Science and Associate Professor, Department of History
Office: 246-B Baker Hall
Statistics and Human Rights Program Manager and Special Faculty, Department of Statistics
Robin holds a special faculty appointment in the Department of Statistics and manages the Statistics and Human Rights Program at the Center for Human Rights Science. Before coming to Carnegie Mellon, Robin worked as both a journalist and statistician. As a journalist for more than a decade, she covered health and science stories for the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post Magazine, Wired, Science, CNN and other outlets. She uncovered problems at the FBI crime lab, wrote extensively about controversies in epidemiology, and reviewed the use of science technology in human rights investigations. Mejia's work has won several national journalism awards and been anthologized in the Best Technology Writing series. In 2010, Robin returned to school, earning an MPH in 2012 and PhD in biostatistics in 2016, both from UC Berkeley. Her current research seeks to understand the characteristics of child abductions during El Salvador’s civil war and, in collaboration with colleagues from the Human Rights Data Analysis Group, patterns of death reporting in Syrian conflict. Robin is also expanding the Center’s efforts to apply statistical methods to issues in law enforcement, forensic science, and criminal justice.
Media and Human Rights Program Manager
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgEnrique manages the Media and Human Rights Program at the Center for Human Rights Science. His primary responsibilities are to serve as a liaison between the human rights community and researchers at Carnegie Mellon, and to ensure that the methods and tools developed at CMU can be effectively integrated into the workflows of human rights practitioners. He has been working at the intersection of human rights, science, and technological innovation for well over a decade, most recently as a visiting scholar at CHRS and previously as Vice President of the Human Rights Program at Benetech. His focus has been both the implications of the use of technology in the context of human rights as well as the opportunities that new scientific and technological developments open for NGOs and practitioners. He is an advocate for the use of Open Source and a believer in strong crypto as one of the building blocks for human rights documentation and journalistic work. His experience ranges from fact-finding and evidence gathering to data science and digital security. He is founder of RightsLab as well as co-founder of the Human Rights Technology Consortium.
Director, Marianna Dietrich College of Humanities & Social Sciences Research Office
Email: email@example.comLeslie handles all funding-related matters for the Center.
Anna M. Houck
Business Manager, Office of the Dean, Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgAnna handles all financial and administrative matters for the Center
Administrative Coordinator, Office of the Dean, Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Email: email@example.comKaren provides administrative support for the Center, including meeting and event planning, reimbursements, and payments.