Hamid Ekbia

Hamid Ekbia

Director, Center for Research on Mediated Interaction

Associate Professor, Cognitive Science

Associate Professor, Information and Library Science, School of Informatics and Computing

Departmental Liason to Cognitive Science, Information and Library Science, School of Informatics and Computing

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

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).

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

Representative publications

Big data, bigger dilemmas: A critical review (2015)
Hamid Ekbia, Michael Mattioli, Inna Kouper, Gary Arave, Ali Ghazinejad, Timothy Bowman ...
Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 66 (8), 1523-1545

Artificial dreams: the quest for non-biological intelligence (2008)
Hamid Reza Ekbia
Cambridge University Press.

Heteromation and its (dis) contents: The invisible division of labor between humans and machines (2014)
Hamid Ekbia and Bonnie Nardi
First Monday, 19 (6),

Digital artifacts as quasi‐objects: Qualification, mediation, and materiality (2009)
Hamid R Ekbia
Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 60 (12), 2554-2566

Heteromation, and other stories of computing and capitalism (2017)
Hamid R Ekbia and Bonnie A Nardi
MIT Press.

Network organizations: Symmetric cooperation or multivalent negotiation? (2005)
Hamid R Ekbia and Rob Kling
The Information Society, 21 (3), 155-168

Regimes of information: Land use, management, and policy (2009)
Hamid R Ekbia and Tom P Evans
The Information Society, 25 (5), 328-343

The quality of evidence in knowledge management research: practitioner versus scholarly literature (2008)
Hamid R Ekbia and Noriko Hara
Journal of Information Science, 34 (1), 110-126

Context and relevance: A pragmatic approach (2001)
Hamid R Ekbia and Ana G Maguitman
Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. 156-169

Inverse instrumentality: How technologies objectify patients and players (2012)
Hamid Ekbia and Bonnie Nardi
Materiality and organizing: Social interaction in a technological world, 157-176

Social inequality and HCI: The view from political economy (2016)
Hamid Ekbia and Bonnie Nardi
ACM. 4997-5002

How IT mediates organizations: Enron and the California energy crisis (2004)
Hamid R Ekbia
Journal of Digital Information, 5 (4),

POWER IN KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT IN LATE MODERN TIMES (2003)
Hamid R Ekbia and Rob Kling
Academy of Management Proceedings, 2003 (1), D1-D6

Expanding the design horizon for self-driving vehicles: Distributing benefits and burdens (2016)
Pascale-L Blyth, Milos N Mladenovic, Bonnie A Nardi, Hamid R Ekbia and Norman M Su
IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, 35 (3), 44-49

Driving the self-driving vehicle: Expanding the technological design Horizon (2015)
Pascale-L Blyth, Milos N Mladenovic, Bonnie A Nardi, Norman M Su and Hamid R Ekbia
IEEE. 6-Jan

Dissertation Committee Service

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