Research:Wikimedia France Research Award/Jury members

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We have set up an international jury composed of young and senior researchers in the field. The main task of the jury will be to shortlist 5 papers among proposed papers and have a 50% weight in the final ranking for the winner.

Rémi Bachelet[edit]

I'm a university associate professor at École centrale de Lille and professionally interested in free knowledge/wikis (KM/wikipedia course page, other activities/open licence courses/videos page). I'll be the jury coordinator.

I'm a former board member of Wikimédia France (2008-2012) and a member of the Wikimédia France research working group.

Ed Chi[edit]

Ed H. Chi is a Research Scientist at Google, where he is embedded in the Google+ project, focusing on research relating to social search, recommendation, annotations, and analytics. About a year ago, he was the Area Manager and a Principal Scientist at Palo Alto Research Center's Augmented Social Cognition Group, where he led the group in understanding how Web2.0 and Social Computing systems help groups of people to remember, think and reason. Ed completed his three degrees (B.S., M.S., and Ph.D.) in 6.5 years from University of Minnesota, and has been doing research on user interface software systems since 1993. He has been featured and quoted in the press, including the Economist, Time Magazine, LA Times, and the Associated Press.

Andrea Forte[edit]

I'm faculty at Drexel University. I've been doing Wikipedia research since 2004 and in general am interested in online communities and clever ways people manage to produce things in them. for more!

Paolo Massa[edit]

I currently work for Scientific and Technological Research Centre of Bruno Kessler Foundation, located in Trento, Italy where I lead the SoNet group. Here there is a list of papers I wrote.

My interests are: Wikipedia, social networking and Web2.0, trust (trust networks, trust metrics), reputation (reputation systems), recommender systems, carpooling, free software, gift economy, reputation economy, sharing as a modality of economic production, and some more.

I keep a blog at

Alexandre Monnin[edit]

I study what my colleague Harry Halpin and myself call the Philosophy of the Web. I'm currently finishing my PhD in philosophy at Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University. I've also been working for more than two years now as the Head of Web Research at Institut de Recherche et d'Innovation (IRI, whose director is Bernard Stiegler) of Centre Pompidou. I'm also associate researcher at INRIA where I was previously a visiting student three times, associate PhD student at CNAM, and the co-chair of the W3C "Philosophy of the Web" Community Group.

You can find more info about my activities here (videos, slides, etc.):

Regarding Wikipedia, I was one of the initiators of the Francophone DBpedia project and the SemanticPedia portal hosted by Wikimédia France (a place where we'd like to host semantic versions of Wikipédia, the Wiktionary and Commons) :

Mayo Fuster Morell[edit]

I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, and research coordinator of Internet and policy area of the Institute of Govern and Public Policies at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. I recently concluded my Ph.D. dissertation (Title: Governance of online creation communities. Provision of infrastructure for the building of digital commons) at the European University Institute - Wikipedia was one of my case studies – and co-wrote a paper on Wikipedia and emotions. I am Lilaroja editor and I am member of Amical Viquipedia and the Research Committee of the WMF.

More at

Felipe Ortega[edit]

I'm a postdoc researcher working at University Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid. Over the past 5 years I've been working with the Libresoft group, on topics related to open source software projects and Wikipedia.

As you can see in [1], my main interest is to model de evolution of participation in open online communities. I usually work on data analysis and statistical models but I've also studied open source business models, motivational aspects for participation in these communities, management and technical infrastructure. I'm also interested in finding sustainability conditions and factors to boost participation in these projects and ensure their viability.

My PhD. thesis [2] was the first one to compare 10 different Wikipedia languages from multiple perspectives. Now, I'm working in a new project to systematize and facilitate Wikipedia data analysis [3], [4].

My short bio can be found on [5].

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

Aaron Shaw[edit]

I study political and economic dimensions of several different kinds of online collectives and communities. You can read a little bit more about my research on my website. Of particular relevance to this community, I'm working on a paper about Barnstars as well as a series of studies of Wikia (both in collaboration with Benjamin Mako Hill). I am currently completing my Ph.D. in Sociology at UC Berkeley and am also a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard. Starting later this year, I'll be a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Northwestern University.