Tanja Aitamurto, Ph.D. is a postdoctoral fellow at the School of Engineering at Stanford. She examines the impact of civic technologies on human behavior and society. The empirical contexts range from virtual, mixed, and augmented reality to large-scale online collaboration systems, such as applications of collective intelligence in open and participatory journalism, deliberation and policy-making, civic crowdfunding, and applications of artificial intelligence for civic use.
Ujwal Gadiraju is a PhD student at L3S Research Center, Leibniz Universität Hannover in Germany. He received his Master of Science degree in Computer Science at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. His main research interests currently encompass the realms of Human Computation and Crowdsourcing. He has published peer-reviewed papers in top-tier conferences, broadly in the fields of Information Retrieval, Social Computing, and Crowdsourcing. His dissertation focuses on improving the effectiveness of the paid crowdsourcing paradigm from the perspective of task design, and crowd workers‘ behavior.
Neha Gupta is an ethnographer. She graduated with a PhD from the School of Computer Science, University of Nottingham, UK. Her research focused on crowd workers based in India who use Amazon Mechanical Turk as a platform to find paid work, aimed at understanding the implications and the ‘work’ of doing crowdwork. She has co-organized crowdwork related workshops at ECSCW 2015, CSCW 2016, CHI 2016. She now works as a UX consultant at Serco ExperienceLab in London, UK, while steadily working on papers emerging out of her PhD.
Karin Hansson, Ph.D. is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Computer & Systems Sciences at Stockholm University. Her research focus is participatory processes online and the social production of data. With a background in art and design, she is also interested in artistic and participatory research methods, engaging participants through speculative design and design fiction. Her latest research project “Work a work”, in collaboration with artists and union activists, explores the ongoing transformation of work relations.
Enric Senabre Hidalgo is a Ph.D. student at Open University of Catalonia. He’s the coordinator of the research group Dimmons.net at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute, and co-founder of the open source crowdfunding platform Goteo.org. His research focuses on the collaborative economy from a perspective of digital commons and on co-design and Agile frameworks for research management.
Christoph Kotthaus, Dipl. Wirt.-Inf., is a PhD student at the University of Siegen. He did his degree at a rail technology company about mobile device management. After three years of experience as a project manager in this company he returned to the University of Siegen to continues the work he did during his studies as a research assistant in the domain of crisis management and also works at a research project related to Cyber-Physical Systems as a project leader. His research is focused on computer-supported cooperative work and human-computer interaction in both these domains.
Thomas Ludwig, Ph.D. is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Information Systems at the University of Siegen and the divisional director for “cyber-physical systems”. His research focuses on the human-centered design of cyber-physical systems as well as the impact of digitalization on work structures and practices. The application domains range from industrial contexts and the ICT support for workers at the machines to crisis management and the collaboration between emergency services and volunteers.
Brandie Nonnecke is the Research & Development Manager for CITRIS, UC Berkeley and Program Director for CITRIS, UC Davis. She is a Fellow at the World Economic Forum where she serves on the Council on the Future of the Digital Economy and Society and is chair of the Internet Society SF Bay Area Chapter Working Group on Internet Governance. Brandie researches the dynamic interconnections between law, policy, and emerging technologies. She studies the influence of non-binding, multi-stakeholder policy networks on stakeholder participation in internet governance and information and communication technology (ICT) policymaking.
Elizabeth Anne Watkins is a Ph.D. student in the Communications program at Columbia University, an affiliate at the Columbia Center on Organizational Innovation, and a member of the Collaborative Organization and Digital Ecologies Seminar. She uses qualitative methods to study information-security practices in Future of Work conditions, including crowdwork platforms and AI-mediated systems.