Bryan Dosono is a PhD Student in Information Science and Technology at Syracuse University. He employs social network analysis with qualitative research methods to explore, interpret, and visualize large collections of social media data. He seeks to understand how Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) construct and express their identity in online communities and his dissertation research uncovers the ways in which AAPIs negotiate collective action in the context of online identity work.
A doctoral researcher for the Behavior, Information, Technology, and Society Laboratory, Bryan Dosono's scholarship in human-computer interaction and computer-supported cooperative work identifies impactful design opportunities that improve the quality of life for marginalized citizens. He is a recipient of the Google Policy Fellowship, the Ronald E. McNair Graduate Fellowship, and the iSchool Inclusion Institute Teaching Fellowship. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in Informatics from the University of Washington.
Dosono aims to empower marginalized communities through technology in his advocacy work. Under the Obama Administration, Dosono served as Ambassador for the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, sharing data-driven toolkits that inform AAPIs on salient issues of bullying prevention, immigration, and mental health. He formerly served as Director of Technology for the National Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Panhellenic Association, and as Commissioner for the Seattle Community Technology Advisory Board.