I'm Eric Gilbert, an assistant professor in Georgia Tech's School of Interactive Computing. I joined Tech in 2011, after my PhD at Illinois with the brilliant Karrie Karahalios.

I'm broadly interested in social computing (the social uses of the internet), and probably most of what you want to know is over on the comp.social lab site. I spend a lot of time writing papers; many thanks to Yahoo!, Google, Facebook, Samsung, the NSF & DARPA for letting me do that. My lab also likes building experimental web systems, such as Link Different. Recently, I became a DERP fellow. Tech's press office is fantastic, and sometimes folks in the press write about my work. I'm usually on the hunt for a small number (n ∈ [0, 1]) of exceptional PhD students.

I primarily hang out these days over on Twitter and IRC. Sadly, my local BBS has shut down. You can send me email at my work address.

* this page is adapted from naz Hamid's GPL'd repo, and Flickr's snoozeboy distributes the background photo under a Creative Commons license.