Participants & Papers

Accepted Papers

Participant Bios

Ingrid Erickson is an Assistant Professor at the iSchool at Syracuse University. Her research centers on the way that mobile devices and ubiquitous digital infrastructures are influencing how we work and communicate with one another, navigate and inhabit spaces, and engage in new types of institutionalized sociotechnical practices. She received her PhD from the Center for Work, Technology, and Organization in the Department of Management Science & Engineering at Stanford University.

Kristin Eschenfelder is Professor and Department Chair of the School of Library and Information Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research interests focus on access and use regimes – or the complex, multi-level networks of laws, customs, technologies and expectations that shape what information we can access in our daily lives and how we can make of it. Her recent work examines development of and changes to access and use regimes for digital scholarly works including electronic publications (journals, books, citation databases), digital cultural materials, (such as museum, archival or anthropological works) and data sets. Her past work explored web based government information and policy and management issues inherent in digital production of government information and records.

Michael Muller works in the Cognitive User Experience group of IBM Research, where his work focuses on collaboration in healthcare, and on metrics and analytics for enterprise social software applications, with particular application to cognitive computing, and emergent social phenomena in social software. Earlier IBM work involved activity-centric computing and communities of practice.

Andrea Ploder is member of the collaborative research center ‘Media of Cooperation’ at Siegen University, in a project on ‘Academic Media of a Theory of Practice. Harold Garfinkel and Ludwig Wittgenstein’. Prior to this, she was research and teaching assistant at the Universities of Graz and Salzburg, visiting scholar at the Technical University of Berlin, University of California Berkeley, and the University of Chicago, and guest lecturer at the University Frankfurt am Main. She co-founded the Network Qualitative Research Graz and the Graz Methods Center. Her current research areas include qualitative research, history of the social sciences, cultural sociology, sociological theory, and Science and Technology Studies.

Kalpana Shankar is Professor of Information and Communication Studies and Head of School at University College Dublin’s School of Information and Communication Studies. Her current research examines how data practices and systems reflect and reify the larger society, culture, and institutions where they are enacted. Her current research projects focus on the sustainability and longevity of data archives and Irish attitudes towards climate change. Past projects include open data in Ireland and aging and technology for the home.

Sarika Sharma is a fifth-year PhD Candidate at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies. Her research examines data organizations as infrastructure and their role in centralizing and distributing data for sharing and reuse in scientific work. Her work is funded by the NSF-CHS. She holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh.