Nic Weber

Assistant Professor
University of Washington, Information School
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nmweber at | Office: Mary Gates Hall 303-B

I'm an Assistant Professor in the Information School (iSchool) at the University of Washington where I teach and do research in the areas of systems analysis and design, software sustainability, and data curation. At the iSchool I have affiliations with the DataLab and the Technology and Social Change (TASCHA) group. I am also the Technical Director for the Qualitative Data Repository (QDR) where I lead a small development team in building open-source tools to facilitate transparent social science research.

My Ph.D. is in Information Science from the University of Illinois where I worked on problems related to peer production and institutional governance in the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship (CIRSS)

My research primarily falls into four categories:

  1. I design, build, and study the implementation of data-based infrastructures.
  2. I conduct ethnographic and mixed methods research in the field of computer supported cooperative work (CSCW).
  3. I do research on the adoption, use, and sustainability of open data and civic technologies.
  4. Increasingly, I'm interested in the evolution of the web and in particular decentralized protocols.

Prospective Students

I'm currently recruiting PhD students that want to work in any of the areas described above. I have a number of funded research opportunities. If you are interested in working with me please see this page for more information.

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