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Software is in
everything. Software shapes the digital
environment, which in turn shapes how we find
information, conduct commerce, share and socialize,
do our work, and amuse ourselves.
Our old ways of designing software for a specific
known purpose are no longer adequate.
Rather than ask
How can I specify, design, and build the system that
my stakeholders need?
Maybe we should ask
How can I set up the socio-technical ecosystem that
will allow users, developers, businesses, and
everyone else to cooperate and compete to build what
Even though those needs are currently unknowable and
evolving . . .
These are the kinds of questions that drive my
research group. (See my research page.)
We are funded by the National Science Foundation,
the Sloan Foundation, Accenture, Bosch, Siemens,
IBM, and the Future of Work Center, Heinz College,
Carnegie Mellon University.
Newell Award for Research Excellence (2014),
awarded by the CMU School of Computer Science (with
Kathleen Carley, Marcelo Cataldo, and Patrick
Keynote address at upcoming International
Conference on Software Engineering (2014),
Hyderabad, India. Presentation
slides (pdf). Link to video
Information Access for Online Deliberation Systems.
Human-Centered Computing Program, awarded August 1,
NSF Award: Designing
Transparent Work Environments. Virtual
Organizations as Social Systems Program, awarded
August 1, 2013.
Keynote address at International
Conference on Open Source Systems (OSS 2011),
Openness to Transparency: The Role of Social
Media in Open Source Ecosystems," October 6,
2011, Salvador, Brazil.
Human-Centered Coordination Systems to Support
Interdependent Tasks in Context.
Human-Centered Computing Program, awarded Sept. 1,
Award at ICSE 2011, for "Configuring
and Profits" (with Narayanasamy Ramasubbu,
Marcelo Cataldo, Rajesh Krishnan Balan) May, 2011,
NSF Award: The
Scientific Software Network Map. Science
of Science Policy Program, awarded May 15, 2011.
on SHAring and Reusing architectural Knowledge,
Knowledge and Organizational Context: The Case
for Socio-Technical Styles," May 24, 2011,
Received the Most
Influential Paper award at ICSE 2010, for
case study of open source software development:
The Apache server" published in ICSE 2000
(with Audris Mockus and Roy Fielding).
Best Paper Award,
Management, for "Communication, Team
Performance, and the Individual: Bridging Technical
Dependencies" (with Patrick Wagstrom and Kathleen
Carley) August, 2010, Montreal, Canada.
Conference on Aspect-Oriented Development, "Talking
about Concerns" March 23, 2011, Porto de
at Mining Software
Mining for Scientific Results?" May 2, 2010,
Capetown, South Africa.
at Workshop on
Replication in Software Engineering,
and Robust Results." May 4, 2010, Capetown,
at the IEEE International
Requirements Engineering Conference,
Diminishing Prospects for an Engineering
Discipline of Requirements." Sept. 2, 2009,