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Hello I'm John Riedl. I'm a professor in the computer science and engineering department at the University of Minnesota. I lead the GroupLens research group in studying how computer tools can help social web sites like Wikipedia be even better! You can read some of our research at [1], or more about me at [2].

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Apologies for the belated welcome. Another editor and I have left responses to your query at anglerfish, just in case you don't have it on your watchlist. Great catch. Again, please let me know if there are any questions I can answer for you. Kuru talk 21:46, 1 October 2006 (UTC)

WP:Research last call for cleanup before an RFC[edit]

I'm messaging you about this because you are listed as a member of Wikipedia:WikiProject_Research. PiperNigrum and myself are about to start the (poorly documented) process of submitting WP:Research for review by the community and I'm making one last call for cleanup and input. Please give the article a careful read if you have a chance. Unless major flaws are discovered, we'll be adding the {{rfc}} template to the talk page to start the process on March 2nd. That's one week from this posting. --EpochFail(talk|work) 22:33, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

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Last edits[edit]

I understand based on public notices that User:Riedl has died of melanoma. I appreciate his having contributed to our community even thought I never met him. I noticed also in his user contributions that among his last edits was information that he added to the article on melanoma. Thank you for having been with us. Blue Rasberry (talk) 13:33, 29 July 2013 (UTC)