The advisory board will provide topical expertise and general guidance
in the process of developing modules,
assess the materials developed, and assist in moving toward
wider dissemination. In addition
to traditional email and web communication regarding
the project, the board will meet
with the PIs at Duke. The first meeting is scheduled for September 24, 2007. The second meeting will be
scheduled for 2008.
- Eytan Adar was a researcher with the HP Labs Information
Dynamics Group and is currently a graduate student at the University of
Washington. Mr. Adar developed GUESS, the exploratory data analysis and
visualization tool for graphs and networks adapted for our project.
Contractor is Jane S. & William J. White Professor of
Professor of Industrial Engineering & Management Science, McCormick School
of Engineering; Professor of Communication Studies, School of
and Professor of Management & Organizations, Kellogg School of Management
at Northwestern University.
He was the director of SONIC, the Science
of Networks in Communities group at NCSA and co-director
of the Age of Networks Initiative at the Center for
Advanced Study at UIUC. His co-authored book Theories of Communication
received the 2003 Book of the Year award from
the Organizational Communication Division of the National
Communication Association. He is the lead developer of IKNOW
a community-ware web-based software and Blanche, a software program to
simulate the dynamics of social networks.
- Jonathon Cummings, Associate Professor of Management at Duke's Fuqua School of Business. Prof. Cummings has developed NetVis, a
popular tool for dynamic visualization of social networks. His
investigation of issues such as how online social relationships
differ in quality from offline ones will enable discussion of the
social benefit of web-based social networks.
- Jennifer Golbeck
is an Assistant Professor in the College of Information Studies and
was formerly the Research Director for the Joint
Institute for Knowledge Discovery (JIKD) at the University
Dr. Golbeck created the trust.mindswap.org website for
examining issues related to trust in web-based social networks,
using the semantic web and FOAF to generate statistics and
visualizations related to trust. The site
also includes FilmTrust which "combines social networks with movie
Krishnamurthy is a researcher at AT&T Labs.
His main focus of research of late is in the areas of unwanted traffic,
Internet measurements, and Internet protocols. He has authored and edited
ten books, published over 70 papers, and holds nineteen patents.
He co-founded the successful Internet Measurement Conference in 2001 and
created the new workshop SRUTI (Steps to Reducing Unwanted Traffic on
the Internet. His most recent book, co-authored with Mark Crovella,
Internet Measurements: Infrastructure, Traffic and Applications
was published in July 2006 and is the first detailed
book on Internet Measurement. His previous book Web Protocols and
(co-authored with Jennifer Rexford) is the first
in-depth book on the technology underlying the World Wide Web.
- Deepak Kumar is a
Professor of Computer Science
at Bryn Mawr College
working in Artificial Intelligence,
Cognitive Science, Evolutionary Computation and other areas.
He founded Serendip
which originated "in interactions
among neurobiologists, computer scientists, business people,
and educators ... [and is] an expanding
form and ... set of resources to explore and support
intellectual and social change in education ... . "
- Ellen Spertus is Associate Professor of Computer Science
at Mills College and a part-time software
engineer at Google. Prof. Spertus
has a long-standing research interest in Internet information retrieval and
collaboration as well as in reasons for underrepresentation of women in
the field of computer science. She has published extensively in both
- Fred Stutzman is a Ph.D. student at the School of
Information and Library Science at UNC-Chapel Hill and Co-Founder of
claimID.com. He recently organized the Social
Software Symposium for researchers of social networks and social
tagging. Stutzman has contributed some of the earliest analytical work of
online social network websites (e.g. facebook.com), in which he explored adoption and levels of identity sharing in social networks. His research and analysis has been cited in both academic and popular publications.