Grants:IEG/Women and Wikipedia/Profile
This project is funded by an Individual Engagement Grant
I'm a second year PhD student at the University of Washington's Information School. My research is focussed on gender and social computing systems. I value qualitative research, but also do mixed methods work. My work is informed by feminist theory.
David W. McDonald
Dr. David W. McDonald is an associate professor in The Information School at University of Washington. Dr. McDonald has ongoing projects studying mass interaction in Wikipedia and technology and media use in the home. He has published research on ubiquitous sensing for behavior change, collaboration in distributed contributor systems, collaborative authoring, recommendation systems, and public use of large screen displays. His general research interests span Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). Dr. McDonald earned his Ph.D. in Information and Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine. At UC Irvine he was part of the Computing, Organizations, Policy and Society (CORPS) group. He worked at FX Palo Alto Laboratory in the Personal and Mobile technology group and at AT&T Labs, Human Computer Interaction group. Dr. McDonald recently finished serving as a Program Director for the Human Centered Computing (HCC), Network Science and Engineering (NetSE), and Social Computational Systems (SoCS) programs at the National Science Foundation (NSF).