Assistant Professor, iSchool@UMD
Faculty, HCIL@UMD
Senior Fellow, CASCI@UMD
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Hi, I'm Joel. I do research and teach to «understand and create» generalizable configurations of «people, computing, and information» that augment human intelligence and creativity. I want to help create a future where any person or community can design the future(s) they want to live in. Learn more.

Recent news and updates

Feb 2019 We published a perspective piece on our computational analogy work in PNAS, and got some press coverage of it too!
Nov 2018 I joined the Program Committee and agreed to co-chair Demos at CSCW 2019.
Nov 2018 I received a Research Improvement Grant (RIG) from the iSchool to explore infrastructures for collective design involving government, citizens, nonprofits, foundations, and entrepreneurs in Baltimore.
Oct 2018 I joined (as Co-PI) an IMLS-funded project exploring the role of libraries in supporting the information needs of small local businesses trying to innovate. More info at the project website.
Sep 2018 I joined the Program Committee for Creativity and Cognition 2019.

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Talks and travel

2019, Mar 25-27 AAAI 2019 Spring Symposium "Towards AI for Collaborative Open Science", Stanford
2019, Mar 31-Apr 3 iConference, UMD
2019, Apr 4 HCIL Annual Symposium, UMD
2019, Nov 9-13 CSCW 2019, Austin, TX