project is aimed at Theoretical and Empirical Modeling of Identity and Sentiments in Collaborative Groups. THEMIS.COG provides new theoretical insights into the dynamics of self-organized collaborations, in which people come together to work on a common problem, without prompting by a third party. Understanding the social forces behind self-organized collaboration is increasingly important in today's society. Technological and social innovations are increasingly generated through informal, distributed processes of collaboration, rather than in formal, hierarchical organizations. Our work uses a data-driven approach to explore the social and psychological mechanisms that motivate self-organized collaborations and determine their likelihood of success or failure, focusing on the example of open, collaborative software development in online collaborative networks (OCNs) like GitHub
- Jesse Hoey (University of Waterloo, Canada)
- Mei Nagappan (University of Waterloo, Canada)
- Kimberly B. Rogers (Dartmouth College, USA)
- Tobias Schroeder (Potsdam Univ. of Applied Sciences, Germany)
- Nikolas Zoeller (PhD, Potsdam University of Applied Sciences)
- Jonathan Morgan (Postdoc, Potsdam University of Applied Sciences)
- Hong-Mao Li (Masters, Potsdam University of Applied Sciences)
- Neda Paryab (PhD, University of Waterloo)
- Deepak Rishi (Masters, University of Waterloo)
- Yuwei Jiao (Masters, University of Waterloo)
- Alexander Sachs (Masters, University of Waterloo)
- Rahul Iyer (Masters, University of Waterloo)
- Gautam Kumar (Masters, University of Waterloo)
- Nalin de Zoysa (Masters, University of Waterloo)
- Moojan Ghafurian (Postdoc, University of Waterloo)
- Ivan Kobyzev (Postdoc, University of Waterloo)
- Jun Zhao (Postdoc, Dartmouth College, USA)
- Cayla Plotch (Undergraduate, Dartmouth College, USA)
- Annie Sherrill (Undergraduate, Dartmouth College, USA)
Two paper awards in 2017:
- American Sociological Association Section on Social Psychology, Outstanding Recent Contribution in Social Psychology Award.
- American Sociological Association Section on Mathematical Sociology, Outstanding Article Publication Award.
Both awards are for the paper: Tobias Schroeder, Jesse Hoey, and Kimberly B. Rogers. "Modeling Dynamic Identities and Uncertainty in Social Interactions: Bayesian Affect Control Theory." American Sociological Review
81(4): 828-855, 2016. This paper describes the theoretical basis of the Themis.Cog project.
- Jesse Hoey invited talk at the "Leveraging Advances in Social Network Thinking for National Security" workshop in Washington DC. This is run by the National Academies of Sciences, Medicine and Engineering as part of their "Decadal Survey" in the social and behavioural sciences. http://sites.nationalacademies.org/DBASSE/BBCSS/DBASSE_181267
- Tobias Schroeder invited talk at the German Federal Chancellor’s Office on modelling societies.
- Keynote speeches by Kimberly Rogers, Tobias Schroeder and Jesse Hoey at the Dartmouth ACT Conference on Modeling Social Interactions: New Directions in Affect Control Theory, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA, June 21-23, 2017.