I’m an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland College of Information Studies. I currently study public participation in data-intensive scientific collaboration and issues related to data management and technologies.
My research centers on design and evolution of sociotechnical systems for large-scale collaboration. My current work focuses on the role of technologies in citizen science, evaluating individual and collective performance and productivity in open collaboration systems, and data re/use in the sciences. I’m interested in how ordinary people become involved in meaningful real-world research through citizen science projects, and how technologies can help.