- This is my volunteer account, for my staff account see User:Dario (WMF)
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 following is a list of projects that I conducted or I have been significantly involved in:
- 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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