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Hamid R. Ekbia


Associate Professor, Information and Library Science, School of Informatics and Computing
Associate Professor, Cognitive Science
Director, Center for Research on Mediated Interaction
Departmental Liason to Cognitive Science, Information and Library Science, School of Informatics and Computing
Phone: (812) 855-3251


Education

  • Ph.D., Computer Science and Cognitive Science, Indiana University, Bloomington
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Abadan Institute of Technology, Iran

Awards

  • A Best Paper Award, Academy of Management Conference, Seattle, 2003
  • Research Fellowship, Center for Research on Concepts and Cognition, Indiana University, 1997-02
  • Distinguished Masters’ Thesis, School of Engineering, University of California at Los Angeles, 1979
  • Research Fellowship, School of Engineering, University of California at Los Angeles, 1978-79
  • Overseas Study Scholarship, National Iranian Oil Company, 1978-79
  • Outstanding Scholars’ Award, Abadan Institute of Technology (ranked 1st in class), 1973-77

Research Interests


I am interested in mediated interaction. My overall research agenda investigates how knowledge is developed, transformed, shared, and effectively mobilized in and among individuals, organizations, and communities, and how technology mediates this process. Specific research projects have studied this topic in scientific disciplines (Artificial Intelligence), organizations (Decision Support Systems, Knowledge Management, Network Organizations), distributed collectives (Free/Open Source Software), and complex socio-ecological systems (GIS, Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation).

Dissertation Committee Service

Bold student names indicate a cognitive science standalone student.

Author Dissertation Title Committee
Loehrlein, AaronPriming Effects Associated with the Hierarchical Levels Of Classification Systems (March 2012)Jacob, E. (Co-Chair), Goldstone, R. (Co-Chair), Ekbia, H., Ding, Y.