Organizers

Tanja Aitamurto. Dr. Tanja Aitamurto is the Deputy Director and a Brown Fellow at the Brown Institute for Media Innovation at the School of Engineering at Stanford. She examines how collective intelligence, whether gathered by crowdsourcing, crowdfunding or co-creation, impacts journalism, governance and product design, particularly media innovations. Tanja is the author of Crowdsourcing for Democracy: New Era in Policy-Making, and she advises and studies Open Government projects in several countries, the projects including topics such as participatory budgeting and crowdsourced legislation. She has participated in meetings and given talks about her research in the White House, the World Forum for Democracy at the Council of Europe, the Wikimedia Foundation and the Government and the Parliament of Finland.

Laura Carletti. Dr Laura Carletti is a Research Fellow in Horizon Digital Economy, University of Nottingham. Her main research interest is engagement through technology, knowledge elicitation and co-creation, sociomateriality. Her work has focused on socio-technical research, and in particular on crowdsourcing in the cultural sector. She has been working on Art Maps, a crowdsourcing platform developed in collaboration with Tate, and on the Ghostsigns project, an amateur crowdsourcing initiative. Laura was the lead-organiser of the ACM CSCW 2014 workshop: “Structures for knowledge co-creation between organisations and the public”; and co-organiser of the ACM GROUP2014 workshop “The Morphing Organization – Rethinking Groupwork Systems in the Era of Crowdwork”.

Obinna Anya. Dr Obinna Anya is a Research Staff Member in the Accelerated Discovery Lab at IBM Research – Almaden. His research interest lies in the broad area of human-computer interaction with a focus on collaborative working environments, social informatics, and agent-based modeling. His current work examines interaction and emergence in socio-technical systems. Obinna was co-organizer of the ACM CSCW 2014 workshop on “Back to the Future of Organizational Work: Crowdsourcing and Digital Work Marketplaces” and co-organiser of the ACM GROUP2014 workshop “The Morphing Organization – Rethinking Groupwork Systems in the Era of Crowdwork”. He holds a PhD in computer science from the University of Liverpool.

Karin Hansson. Dr Karin Hansson is an artist and researcher at the Department of Computer & Systems Sciences at Stockholm University, with artistic methodologies and participatory processes online as research focus. She is especially interested in how the volunteer spheres use ICT to strengthen the organization’s internal democratic structures, and how democratic cultures translate to technical systems.  Karin was the one of the organisers of the ACM GROUP2014 workshop “The Morphing Organization – Rethinking Groupwork Systems in the Era of Crowdwork”. She holds a PhD in computer and systems sciences from Stockholm University.

Juho Lindman. Dr Juho Lindman is an Assistant Professor of Information Systems Science at the Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki, Finland. His recent research is on open source software development in organizations and open data service development. In the field of information systems, his current research is focused in the areas of software development, open data, and organizational change. He holds a doctoral degree in information systems from Aalto University School of Economics in Helsinki, Finland.

Neha Gupta is an IT graduate turned ethnographer currently pursuing a PhD at the School of Computer Science, University of Nottingham, UK. Her research focuses on crowdworkers based in India, especially those who use Amazon Mechanical Turk as a platform to find paid work.This is a growing group of workers who have been rarely studied. She conducted an ethnographic study in India aimed at understanding the requirements of this work and the work of crowdwork, such that tools and jobs can be designed for the maximum benefit of all parties concerned (enterprises and workers). She is supervised by Dr. Andy Crabtree and Dr. Tom Rodden at University of Nottingham and Dr. David Martin at XRCE, France.

Brandie Nonnecke. Dr. Brandie Nonnecke is the Research and Development Manager at the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) at UC Berkeley where she helps design and deploy civic engagement platforms that utilize statistical models and collaborative filtering to tap collective intelligence and reveal novel ideas. Her current projects include The California Report Card (http://californiareportcard.org), Mexico Participa (http://bit.ly/1ENd5D), and UgandaCAFE (http://bit.ly/1bSqJsL). Brandie’s research is positioned at the intersections of information and communication technology for development scholarship, computer-mediated communication, and telecommunications policy research. She has published articles in Telecommunications Policy, Telematics & Informatics, Communications & Strategies, and Information Technologies & International Development.

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