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The advisory board will provide topical expertise and general guidance in the process of developing modules, help 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.
  • Noshir Contractor is Jane S. & William J. White Professor of Behavioral Sciences Professor of Industrial Engineering & Management Science, McCormick School of Engineering; Professor of Communication Studies, School of Communication; 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 Networks 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 of Maryland. 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 ratings."
  • Balachander 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 Practice (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 areas.
  • 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.
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