We’re happy to announce that GroupLens had five papers accepted at ACM CSCW 2014, a high-profile social computing conference:

  • “Specialization, Homophily, and Gender in a Social Curation Site: Findings from Pinterest” – Shuo Chang (GroupLens), Vikas Kumar (GroupLens), Eric Gilbert (Georgia Tech), Loren Terveen (GroupLens)
  • “Managing Political Differences in Social Media” – Catherine Grevet (Georgia Tech), Loren Terveen (GroupLens), Eric Gilbert (Georgia Tech)
  • “Leveraging the Contributory Potential of User Feedback” – Mikhil Masli (GroupLens), Loren Terveen (GroupLens)
  • “Capturing Quality: Retaining Provenance for Curated Volunteer Monitoring Data” – S. Andrew Sheppard (GroupLens), Andrea Wiggins (Cornell University), Loren Terveen (GroupLens)
  • “To Search or to Ask: The Routing of Information Needs Between Traditional Search Engines and Social Networks” – Anne Oeldorf-Hirsch (Northwestern University), Brent Hecht (GroupLens), Merrie Morris (Microsoft Research), Jaime Teevan (Microsoft Research), Darren Gergle (Northwestern University)

Special thanks to our collaborators at Georgia Tech’s comp.social lab, Northwestern’s CollabLabDataONE, and Microsoft Research. Stay tuned for preprints and blog posts on each paper!

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Brent Hecht is an assistant professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Minnesota, where he co-leads the GroupLens Research lab. He received a Ph.D. in computer science from Northwestern University, a Master’s degree in geography from UC Santa Barbara, and dual Bachelor’s degrees in computer science and geography from Macalester College. He was a keynote speaker at WikiSym – the premiere conference on wikis and open collaboration – and has received awards for his research at top-tier publication venues in human-computer interaction and geography (e.g. ACM CHI, ACM CSCW, COSIT). He has collaborated with Google Research, Xerox PARC, and Microsoft Research, and his work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, MIT Technology Review, New Scientist, AllThingsDigital, ACM TechNews, and various other international TV, radio, and Internet outlets.

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