Steve Kasica comes to UBC by way of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Earth Systems Research Laboratory in Boulder, Colo., where he worked on climate and meteorological visualization applications as a software engineer specializing in web technologies. Prior to his time at NOAA, he was an online editorial assistant at Outside magazine and covered doping in amateur road racing for The New York Times. He earned a B.S. in Journalism and a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Colorado Boulder, but jokes that he really graduated from CU's School of Long Distance Running as he was a varsity letterwinner on the NCAA Division I cross country and track & field teams.
Coming to computer science from journalism, Steve Kasica is broadly interested in areas of computational journalism, such as data mining, machine learning, and visualization techniques in the newsgathering process; using data to tell stories in more engaging ways; and computational approaches to fake news classification and mitigation.