User:Nettrom

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User:Nettrom at Wikimania 2013, photo by Daniel Schwen, CC-BY-SA

I'm a PhD student at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, in Minnesota, USA. In addition to being a student I've been working as a research assistant at the GroupLens Research lab since autumn 2008. My research area is task recommendations in peer-production communities, which means that I study how we can use recommender systems to suggest things to do to people. One of the tools used to study this is SuggestBot, a bot that will suggest articles it thinks you'd like to edit. I took over SuggestBot in 2010 and now maintain it and try to further develop it. It's currently available in four languages: English, Portuguese, Swedish, and Norwegian.

Outside of academia I'm an amateur guitarist, squash player, and in-line skater.

Research publications[edit]

Peer-reviewed papers about Wikipedia or related to SuggestBot:

  • Warncke-Wang, M., Cosley, D., and Riedl, J. "Tell Me More: An Actionable Quality Model for Wikipedia" WikiSym, 2013. pdf
  • Warncke-Wang, M., Uduwage, A., Dong, Z., and Riedl, J. "In Search of the Ur-Wikipedia: Universality, Similarity, and Translation in the Wikipedia Inter-language Link Network" WikiSym, 2012. pdf