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Irene Greif, IBM Fellow, heads the Cambridge, MA-based Collaborative User Experience Group (CUE), a team of Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) researchers within IBM Research. She is also the director of the IBM Center for Social Business, a global effort to focus CSCW and Computer-Human Interaction research on the growing opportunities in social business. The Center has emphasized research based on large scale deployments of new technologies, providing test beds for studies of adoption rates and impact of social media on organizations. The group is currently developing "social solutions" that put horizontal social software to use in vertical settings to tackle specific business problems.
Irene is a former faculty member of Computer Science at University of Washington and of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. She headed a research group in the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science that developed shared calendar, co-authoring, and real-time collaboration systems. She is a fellow of both the Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Association of Computing Machinery (ACM). Irene was inducted into the Women In Technology International (WITI) Hall of Fame in 2000 and awarded the Women Entrepreneurs in Science and Technology Leadership award in 2008. In 2010, she was elected to the National Academy of Engineering.
Irene joined Lotus Development Corporation in 1987, formed Lotus Research in 1992, and merged that group into the IBM Research Division in 2000. Recent product innovations from her group include the core features now shipping in IBM Connections: social bookmarking, file sharing, profiles, and business activities, as well as a number of experiments in visualization, with Many Eyes (www-958.ibm.com) and Many Bills (http://manybills.researchlabs.ibm.com) as examples that are available on the web.
Irene received her S.B. in Mathematics, her S.M. and her PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, all from MIT.
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Greif, Irene (2010): The social life of hypertext. In: Proceedings of the 21st ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia , 2010, . pp. 317. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1810617.1810668
Greif, Irene (1998): Everyone is Talking about Knowledge Management. In: Poltrock, Steven, Grudin, Jonathan (eds.) Proceedings of the 1998 ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work November 14 - 18, 1998, Seattle, Washington, United States. pp. 405-406. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/cscw/289444/p405-greif/p405-greif.pdf
Greif, Irene (1994): Desktop Agents in Group-Enabled Products. In Communications of the ACM, 37 (7) pp. 100-105.
Greif, Irene, Dyson, Esther, Folsom, Barry James, Landry, John, Laube, Sheldon (1990): Commercial CSCW or How to Get Group Software Out of the Labs and into Real Use. In: Halasz, Frank (eds.) Proceedings of the 1990 ACM conference on Computer-supported cooperative work October 07 - 10, 1990, Los Angeles, California, United States. pp. 237-238.
Bannon, Liam, Ehn, Pelle, Greif, Irene, Howard, Robert, Kling, Rob, Stefik, Mark (1988): CSCW -- What Does it Mean?. In: Greif, Irene (eds.) Proceedings of the 1988 ACM conference on Computer-supported cooperative work September 26 - 28, 1988, Portland, Oregon, United States. pp. 191-192.
Greif, Irene, Brown, John Seely, Dyson, Esther, Kapor, Mitch, Malone, Thomas W. (1988): Computer-Supported Cooperative Work: Breakthroughs for User Acceptance. In: Soloway, Elliot, Frye, Douglas, Sheppard, Sylvia B. (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 88 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference June 15-19, 1988, Washington, DC, USA. pp. 113-114.
Greif, Irene (1988): Selected Papers from the Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW'88). In ACM Transactions on Information Systems, 6 (4) pp. none.
Greif, Irene (1987): Selected Papers from CHI+GI'87. In ACM Transactions on Information Systems, 5 (4) pp. 327.
Greif, Irene, Curtis, Bill, Krasner, Herb, Malone, Thomas W., Shneiderman, Ben (1987): Computer--supported cooperative work: Is this REALLY a new field of research?. In: Graphics Interface 87 (CHI+GI 87) April 5-9, 1987, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. pp. 227-228.
Greif, Irene, Buxton, Bill, MacGregor, Scott, Reed, David R., Tesler, Larry (1985): Microcomputer User Interface Toolkits: The Commercial State-of-the-Art. In: Borman, Lorraine, Curtis, Bill (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 85 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 14-18, 1985, San Francisco, California. pp. 225.
Greif, Irene, Brown, John Seely, Cashman, Paul M., Malone, Thomas W. (1985): Interfaces in Organizations: Supporting Group Work. In: Borman, Lorraine, Curtis, Bill (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 85 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 14-18, 1985, San Francisco, California. pp. 65.
Sarin, Sunil K., Greif, Irene (1984): Software for Interactive On-Line Conferences. In: Ellis, Clarence (eds.) Proceedings of the Second ACM-SIGOA Conference on Office Information Systems 1984 June 25-27, 1984, Toronto, Canada. pp. 46-58.
Greif, Irene (1977): A Language for Formal Problem Specification. In Communications of the ACM, 20 (12) pp. 931-935.
Krasner, Herb, Greif, Irene (eds.) Proceedings of the 1986 ACM conference on Computer-supported cooperative work December 03 - 05, 1986, Austin, Texas.
Greif, Irene (eds.) Proceedings of the 1988 ACM conference on Computer-supported cooperative work September 26 - 28, 1988, Portland, Oregon, United States.