My research spans across the fields of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), and Social Computing. My current research at CMU broadly covers large-group collaboration in a networked digital environment. The collaborations that I have studied to date have taken place either:
- in open-text projects where people on the Web who may or may not be a part of the core authorship group co-produce text artifacts
- in events known as hackathons, datathons, etc. on GitHub, where teams of programmers or designers work on developing projects that they are interested in
I earned my PhD in Information Science and MSc in Information Systems from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, and a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science from the University of Computer Studies in Yangon, Myanmar. Prior to joining PhD program at NTU Singapore, I was an application consultant at NCS Pte Ltd in Singapore.
My work has been published in academic conferences and journals including ACM CSCW, CHI, Behaviour and Information Technology, Computers in Human Behavior, Journal of the Association of Information Science and Technology (JASIST), and IEEE Software.
- August 29, 2019: I gave a talk on "Designing Corporate Hackathons with A Purpose" at the 27th ACM Joint European Software Engineering Conference and Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (ESEC/FSE 2019) in Tallinn, Estonia. This talk is based on our paper published in IEEE Software. [Slides | Preprint | PublisherLink]
- June 24, 2019: I presented our poster entitled, "Collaborative Writing at Scale: A Case Study of Two Open Text Projects Done on GitHub" both at the HCIC 2019 Workshop on the Futures of Work in Watsonville, CA. [Poster]
- June 13, 2019: I presented our poster entitled, "Collaborative Writing at Scale: A Case Study of Two Open Text Projects Done on GitHub" at the 7th ACM Conference on Collective Intelligence (CI 2019) in Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA. [Poster | PublisherLink]
- January 10, 2019: I presented our poster entitled, "Hackathons for Science, How and Why?" at the 233rd American Astronomical Society Meeting (AAS) in Seattle, WA. [Poster | PublisherLink]
- December 2018: We published a tech report for our hackathon workshop at ACM CHI 2018 in Montréal, Canada. [TechReport]
- November 19, 2018: Our paper entitled, "Understanding Hackathons for Science: Collaboration, Affordances, and Outcomes" has been accepted for presentation and for publication at iConference 2019 in Washington, D.C. [Preprint | PublisherLink]
- November 6, 2018: Our paper entitled, "You Hacked and Now What?:-Exploring Outcomes of a Corporate Hackathon" has also been accepted for presentation and for publication at CSCW 2018 in Jersey City, NJ. [Preprint | PublisherLink]
- November 5, 2018: I presented our poster entitled, "Collaborative Writing on GitHub: A Case Study of a Book Project" at the 21st ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2018) in Jersey City, NJ. [Poster | Preprint | PublisherLink]
- September 26, 2018: We presented our poster entitled, "An Analysis of the PEARC 2018 Science Gateways Community Institute Hackathon: Lessons Learned" at Gateways 2018: The 13th Gateway Computing Environments Conference (formerly GCE) organized by the Science Gateways Community Institute (SGCI) in Austin, TX. [Poster]
- July 26-27, 2018: I helped the Science Gateway Commutnity Institute (SGCI) with their first hackahton orgnaization (2018 SGCI Hackathon) at Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh.
- July 19, 2018: Presented a poster entitled, "An Empirical Study of Team Familiarity, Goal Setting, and Process in Time-Bounded Eventst" at the 13th Annual Conference of the Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research (INGRoup 2018) in Bethesda, MD. [Poster]
- April 22, 2018: I co-organized our 2nd workshop on "Hacking and Making at Time-Bounded Events: Current Trends and Next Steps in Research and Event Design" at the ACM CHI Conferene on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2018) in Montréal, Canada. [Proposal | PublisherLink | WorkshopWebsite]
- November 2017: Our workshop proposal entitled, "The 2nd Workshop on Hacking and Making at Time-Bounded Events: Current Trends and Next Steps in Research and Event Design" has been accepted to the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2018) in Montréal, Canada. [Proposal | PublisherLink | WorkshopWebsite]