Open and Sustainable Innovation Systems (OASIS) Lab
- Salma Elsayed-Ali, iSchool PhD (co-advised with Beth Bonsignore)
- Tammie Nelson, iSchool PhD (co-advised with Susannah Paletz)
- Jason Ding, iSchool PhD
- AJ Rudd, iSchool HCIM
- Sarah DiPasquale, iSchool HCIM
- Xin Qian, iSchool PhD
- Wei-Wei Chi, iSchool PhD
- Matt Erhart, Research Programmer
- John Morabito, iSchool HCIM
- Scott Schmidt, Research Associate
- Kunal Eapen, iSchool HCIM
How to get involved
If you’re a UMD student (undergrad, Masters, or PhD) interested in getting involved, the quickest way to get started is to browse the list of active projects in this document (updated semesterly) (can also browse the research section for background). Pick a subproject/question/problem or two that interest you and let’s chat about it! Some productive conversation topics might include ideas for how to solve some challenges/open questions, or interesting connections between the research topic(s) to some things you’ve seen or thought about.
To maximize the likelihood that I’ll respond to your initial query:
- You may find these tips on how to write a good first email helpful
- Include “[OASIS lab] Getting involved?” in the subject line of your email.
- Include a specific research idea related to one of the active research projects: it could be an idea for how to solve some challenges/open questions, or interesting connections between the research topic(s) to some things you’ve seen or thought about
If you’re a Master’s student, you should know upfront that the likelihood of a funded position is unfortunately very low. This is because I stil have very limited funds; perhaps this will change after I am more established! I still welcome volunteers or for-credit involvement, but only if it makes sense for your situation. If there are funded positions I will be sure to note that here and also advertise on the relevant distribution channels in the iSchool.