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.
Peer-reviewed papers about Wikipedia or related to SuggestBot:
- Warncke-Wang, M, Ayukaev, V. R., Hecht, B., and Terveen, L. "The Success and Failure of Quality Improvement Projects in Peer Production Communities", to appear at CSCW 2015. pre-print pdf
- 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
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