Aniket Kittur

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I am currently an assistant professor in HCI at Carnegie Mellon. My research focuses on understanding and improving distributed and individual cognition.

My research on distributed cognition examines how groups of people can collaborate to process information on a scale that exceeds individual cognitive capabilities. For example, I am investigating how large social collaborative knowledge systems such as Wikipedia and del.icio.us function and can be made more effective. I am also a collaborator on the Cognitive Atlas project, whose goal is to build a knowledge base of mental processes, tasks, and brain systems using principles of distributed cognition.

My research in cognitive psychology seeks to understand cognitive processes in the individual which underlie categorization and memory by combining empirical studies with computational and statistical modeling. I am also involved in developing interfaces which improve the efficiency of storing and retrieving knowledge and support visualization and interaction with large knowledge spaces.

Before entering graduate school I spent four years in internet consulting, first as a senior programmer and then as a senior information architect. I continue to consult for Fortune 500 companies with difficult information and interaction problems. In addition I do freelance graphic design, especially focusing on logo design. I am also an avid photographer.

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2007
Publication period end
2012
Number of co-authors
31

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Publications

Rzeszotarski, Jeffrey, Kittur, Aniket (2012): Learning from history: predicting reverted work at the word level in wikipedia. In: Proceedings of ACM CSCW12 Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work , 2012, . pp. 437-440. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2145204.2145272

Zhu, Haiyi, Kraut, Robert E., Kittur, Aniket (2012): Effectiveness of shared leadership in online communities. In: Proceedings of ACM CSCW12 Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work , 2012, . pp. 407-416. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2145204.2145269

Zhu, Haiyi, Kraut, Robert E., Kittur, Aniket (2012): Organizing without formal organization: group identification, goal setting and social mode. In: Proceedings of ACM CSCW12 Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work , 2012, . pp. 935-944. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2145204.2145344

Kittur, Aniket, Khamkar, Susheel, André, Paul, Kraut, Robert E. (2012): CrowdWeaver: visually managing complex crowd work. In: Proceedings of ACM CSCW12 Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work , 2012, . pp. 1033-1036. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2145204.2145357

Rzeszotarski, Jeffrey, Kittur, Aniket (2012): CrowdScape: interactively visualizing user behavior and output. In: Proceedings of the 2012 ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology , 2012, . pp. 55-62. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2380116.2380125

Kittur, Aniket, Smus, Boris, Kraut, Robert E. (2011): CrowdForge: crowdsourcing complex work. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2011, . pp. 1801-1806. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1979742.1979902

Zhu, Haiyi, Kraut, Robert E., Wang, Yi-Chia, Kittur, Aniket (2011): Identifying shared leadership in Wikipedia. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2011, . pp. 3431-3434. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1978942.1979453

Bernstein, Michael, Chilton, Lydia, Hartmann, Bjorn, Kittur, Aniket, Miller, Robert C. (2011): Crowdsourcing and human computation: systems, studies and platforms. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2011, . pp. 53-56. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1979742.1979593

Kittur, Aniket, Smus, Boris, Khamkar, Susheel, Kraut, Robert E. (2011): CrowdForge: crowdsourcing complex work. In: Proceedings of the 2011 ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology , 2011, . pp. 43-52. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2047196.2047202

Halfaker, Aaron, Song, Bryan, Stuart, D. Alex, Kittur, Aniket, Riedl, John (2011): NICE: social translucence through UI intervention. In: Proceedings of the 2011 International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration , 2011, . pp. 101-104. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2038558.2038575

Cranshaw, Justin, Kittur, Aniket (2011): The polymath project: lessons from a successful online collaboration in mathematics. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2011, . pp. 1865-1874. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1978942.1979213

Rzeszotarski, Jeffrey M., Kittur, Aniket (2011): Instrumenting the crowd: using implicit behavioral measures to predict task performance. In: Proceedings of the 2011 ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology , 2011, . pp. 13-22. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2047196.2047199

Halfaker, Aaron, Kittur, Aniket, Riedl, John (2011): Don't bite the newbies: how reverts affect the quantity and quality of Wikipedia work. In: Proceedings of the 2011 International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration , 2011, . pp. 163-172. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2038558.2038585

Chau, Duen Horng, Kittur, Aniket, Hong, Jason I., Faloutsos, Christos (2011): Apolo: making sense of large network data by combining rich user interaction and machine l. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2011, . pp. 167-176. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1978942.1978967

Cranshaw, Justin, Toch, Eran, Hong, Jason, Kittur, Aniket, Sadeh, Norman (2010): Bridging the gap between physical location and online social networks. In: Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Uniquitous Computing , 2010, . pp. 119-128. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1864349.1864380

Kittur, Aniket, Kraut, Robert E. (2010): Beyond Wikipedia: coordination and conflict in online production groups. In: Proceedings of ACM CSCW10 Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work , 2010, . pp. 215-224. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1718918.1718959

Balakrishnan, Aruna D., Fussell, Susan R., Kiesler, Sara, Kittur, Aniket (2010): Pitfalls of information access with visualizations in remote collaborative analysis. In: Proceedings of ACM CSCW10 Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work , 2010, . pp. 411-420. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1718918.1718988

Kittur, Aniket, Chi, Ed H., Suh, Bongwon (2009): What\'s in Wikipedia?: mapping topics and conflict using socially annotated category struc. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2009 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2009, . pp. 1509-1512. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1518701.1518930

Kittur, Aniket, Lee, Bryant, Kraut, Robert E. (2009): Coordination in collective intelligence: the role of team structure and task interdependen. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2009 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2009, . pp. 1495-1504. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1518701.1518928

Chau, Duen Horng, Kittur, Aniket, Faloutsos, Christos, Hong, Jason I. (2009): SHIFTR: a user-directed, link-based system for ad hoc sensemaking of large heterogeneous d. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2009 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2009, . pp. 3535-3536. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1520340.1520529

Halfaker, Aaron, Kittur, Aniket, Kraut, Robert E., Riedl, John (2009): A jury of your peers: quality, experience and ownership in Wikipedia. In: Proceedings of the 2009 International Symposium on Wikis , 2009, . pp. 15. http://www.wikisym.org/ws2009/procfiles/p115-halfaker.pdf

Kittur, Aniket, Pendleton, Bryan, Kraut, Robert E. (2009): Herding the cats: the influence of groups in coordinating peer production. In: Proceedings of the 2009 International Symposium on Wikis , 2009, . pp. 7. http://www.wikisym.org/ws2009/procfiles/p107-kittur.pdf

Kittur, Aniket, Chi, Ed H., Suh, Bongwon (2008): Crowdsourcing user studies with Mechanical Turk. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2008 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems April 5-10, 2008, . pp. 453-456. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1357054.1357127

Suh, Bongwon, Chi, Ed H., Kittur, Aniket, Pendleton, Bryan A. (2008): Lifting the veil: improving accountability and social transparency in Wikipedia with wikid. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2008 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems April 5-10, 2008, . pp. 1037-1040. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1357054.1357214

Kittur, Aniket, Suh, Bongwon, Chi, Ed H. (2008): Can you ever trust a wiki?: impacting perceived trustworthiness in wikipedia. In: Proceedings of ACM CSCW08 Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work , 2008, . pp. 477-480. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1460563.1460639

Kittur, Aniket, Kraut, Robert E. (2008): Harnessing the wisdom of crowds in wikipedia: quality through coordination. In: Proceedings of ACM CSCW08 Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work , 2008, . pp. 37-46. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1460563.1460572

Kittur, Aniket, Suh, Bongwon, Pendleton, Bryan A., Chi, Ed H. (2007): He says, she says: conflict and coordination in Wikipedia. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2007 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2007, . pp. 453-462. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1240624.1240698