Donald MacKenzie

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Donald MacKenzie
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Occupation Sociology professor
Employer University of Edinburgh
Location Edinburgh, Scotland
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Donald MacKenzie is a professor of sociology at the University of Edinburgh. His books include "Inventing Accuracy" (1990), "Knowing Machines" (1996), and "Mechanizing Proof" (2001), published by MIT Press. He also wrote a book on automated high-frequency trading for Princeton University Press in 2021, "Trading at the Speed of Light: How Ultrafast Algorithms are Transforming Financial Markets." [1]

Background[edit]

MacKenzie describes himself as a sociologist of science and technology, with the goal of his research "to throw new light on aspects of these that shape today's world." His examination of high-frequency trading was funded by the U.K. Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), and a proposal to fund AdTech research was under consideration by ESRC as of May 2021. [2] [3]

Education[edit]

MacKenzie received a bachelor's degree in applied mathematics from the University of Edinburgh and a Ph.D. in sociology, also from the University of Edinburgh. [4]

References[edit]

  1. Contributors: Donald MacKenzie. MIT Press.
  2. Donald MacKenzie. LinkedIn.
  3. Research: Donald MacKenzie. The University of Edinburgh.
  4. School of Social and Political Science. The University of Edinburgh.
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