Casey Fiesler is a PhD candidate in Human-Centered Computing at Georgia Tech. She has a law degree from Vanderbilt University, and her dissertation work focuses on the role of copyright law in online communities, particularly in the context of legal and ethical gray areas.
Alyson Young is a PhD candidate in Human-Centered Computing, in the Department of Information Systems, at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Through a background in communications and social media research, she focuses broadly on the uses and implications of ICTs on individuals, communities and organizations, with a particular focus on privacy concerns and on the impacts of large scale e-science systems on scientific collaboration and knowledge production.
Tamara Peyton is a PhD candidate in the Health Information Technologies Lab (HInT-L), in the College of Information Sciences and Technology, at The Pennsylvania State University. Drawing on a social sciences background and former career as an IT professional, her research considers the health impact of mobile technology interventions on life transition challenges.
Amy Bruckman is a professor in the School of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she does research on social computing, particularly for educational applications. Bruckman received her PhD from the MIT Media Lab’s Epistemology and Learning group in 1997, and a B.A. in Physics from Harvard University in 1987.
Mary Gray is a senior researcher at Microsoft Research and an associate professor in the Media School at Indiana University, where she studies the everyday uses of digital media among people with marginalized access to it. Gray is currently researching the lives of crowdsourcing platform workers based in India and the United States. Gray trained in anthropology, Native American studies, and sociology. She received her PhD from UCSD’s Communication Department in 2004.
Jeff Hancock is a Professor of Communication and of Information Science at Cornell University, where he does research on the psychological aspects of social media. Hancock received his PhD from Dalhousie University in 2002.
Wayne Lutters is an Associate Professor of Information Systems in the College of Engineering and Information Technology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Dr. Lutters’ research interests are at the nexus of computer-supported cooperative work, social computing, and knowledge management. He specializes in field studies of IT-mediated work, from a socio-technical perspective, to better inform the design and evaluation of collaborative systems.