Doctoral Consortium Preview

The WikiSym 2011 Doctoral Symposium will be held as a pre-conference event on October 2nd, 2011 on the campus of Stanford University. Accepted PhD students have been invited to present their dissertation work and participate in discussions and feedback sessions with three faculty mentors:

  • Loren Terveen, University of Minnesota
  • Coye Cheshire, University of California at Berkeley
  • Robert Biuk-Aghai, University of Macau

Students will also present their work as a poster during the conference, to encourage more feedback and discussions with the WikiSym research community.

Doctoral students studying any aspect of open collaboration were invited to apply for a position in the symposium. Applications were reviewed by the panel of faculty mentors and accepted students received travel support and conference registration courtesy of the National Science Foundation.

Eight students were accepted to participate. Their names, affiliations, and research titles are as follows.

  • Daniel Araya, University of Illinois. Learning and Education in an Age of Collective Intelligence
  • Adam Fish, UCLA. Liberalism & Neoliberalism in Internet & Television Convergence
  • Helge Hemmer, University of Wuppertal. Bridging the Gap between Research Lab, Student Experiments and Business Reality
  • Mohammad Hossein Jarrahi, Syracuse University. Social Networking Technologies and Information Knowledge Sharing in Organizations
  • Brian Keegan, Northwestern University. Breaking News on Wikipedia: Dynamics, Structures, and Practices of High-Tempo Collaboration
  • Katherine Panciera, University of Minnesota. The When and Why of User Participation
  • Heather Willever-Farr, Drexel University. Who Are We? Family History Peer Production on the Web
  • Shun Ye, University of Maryland. Truck, Barter, and Exchange: An Empirical Investigation of P2P Barter Markets

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