MSR Folks Working in Social Computing
Posted by Scott on August 18, 2010
It was pointed out to me recently that MSR’s web presence for our collective social computing effort is painfully out of date. Ah, group web pages – serious diffusion of responsibility. In a small effort to remedy the situation (without, of course, actually taking the time to fix the group web pages), here is a list of some of the people and groups working in the social media/computing space as of summer 2010.
Note that while I provide short descriptions, each person’s work is considerably more multifaceted than that. Also, this list could be a touch shorter if you restricted your definition of social computing, but it would be much longer if you broadened to include areas like CSCW, telepresence, and HCI. Finally, I’m sure I missed people, especially outside the Redmond lab.
- Merrie Morris (social/collaborative search, social network-based QnA)
- Jamie Teevan (search, social network-based QnA)
- Sue Dumais (IR, topic modeling – see Twahpic)
- Jonathan Grudin (social media use in organizations)
- Dan Liebling (topic modeling, big data, see Twahpic)
- Scott Counts (large scale analysis, psychology of the user)
- Mary Czerwinski (psychology of the user)
- Raman Chandrasekar (human computation)
New England Lab
- danah boyd (identity, privacy, youth, more)
- Chen Zhao (SNSs in China, enterprise social computing)
- FUSE – Lots of innovation in social media going on there.
- Bing – Bing is also really innovative and has great people. Check www.bing.com/social , which should continue to get more sophisticated and more interesting. Also, check the twitter and hyperlocal blog map mashups from Matt Hurst and company.