Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Collaborative and Social Computing

Computing has become social. Many computational systems and environments involve some element of user control; increasingly that user control is socially oriented, where digital traces and the crowd allow better interaction. My research focuses on social computing (including crowdsourcing) and other collaborative technologies) and pervasive (ubiquitous) computing. My group is currently working on topics such as health; ways to find people; new collaborative ways for reusing informal information; user control for pervasive devices, especially using other people’s digital traces.
Ackerman, Mark S.
Lasecki, Walter