Hello, I'm Dario. I am a researcher in social computing based in San Francisco. I joined the Wikimedia Foundation in December 2010 as a research consultant and as of 2011 as a full-time analyst with the Foundation's Product Development team. Between 2011 and 2013 I mostly worked on product development research and supported different teams involved in the editor engagement program. As of 2013 I lead the Foundation Research and Data team. Until early 2012 I also helped coordinate Wikimedia's research outreach and research-related policies via the Research Committee. Prior to joining the Foundation I was a postdoctoral fellow at University College London and at the University of Surrey in the UK. I hold a PhD in cognitive science from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales.
My work at Wikimedia
The current focus of my work at the Wikimedia Foundation is on editor engagement research and experimentation. The following is a list of projects that I conducted or in which I have been significantly involved:
- Editor engagement experiments
- EventLogging: A tool for client and server-side event logging and collaborative data modeling.
- UserMetrics: A platform to extract user activity metrics and cohort analysis.
- data analysis for the Article feedback project;
- research on MoodBar
- a series of real-time dashboards to support the work of the editor engagement teams;
- coordinating the Wikimedia Research Committee, Wikimedia's research policy-making body;
- the Wikimedia Research Index: a new home for Wikimedia research;
- the Wikimedia Research Newsletter : monthly updates from the scholarly literature on Wikimedia projects, in collaboration with the Signpost;
- WikiViz 2011: a data visualization challenge co-organized with WikiSym (read more on Jen Lowe's A Thousand Fibers Connect Us, the winning entry of the challenge);
- the Wikipedia cite-o-meter: a tool to measure scholarly citations by publisher in the top 100 Wikipedias.
- a study and visualization of the longest Article for Deletion discussions;
- a survey to identify opportunities and barriers to expert participation in Wikipedia;
My Wikipedia contributions
I have been a Wikipedia editor since 2004. As an open source and open science advocate as well as a TeX-addict, you may occasionally find me edit articles on open access and digital typography, but most of my contributions are about London in history and architecture (see for example: Smithfield, London ). Random love signals are filed here .
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