Tracey P. Lauriault, is assistant professor of Critical Media and Big Data, Media Studies and Communication in the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University. Her areas of expertise are, critical data studies; small, big and spatial data policy; data infrastructures and open data, open government, geospatial data, open smart cities, and the preservation and archiving of data.
She is a research associate with the European Research Council funded Programmable City Project led by Rob Kitchin at Maynooth University in Ireland and the Geomatics and Cartographic Research Centre at Carleton University in Canada. She is a Steering Committee member of Research Data Canada; on the board of OpenNorth, a member of the Institute for Data Science at Carleton and is winner of the 2016 Inaugural Open Data Leadership award for Canada. She is also the convener and host of the Data Power 2017 Conference to be held in Ottawa in June.