I'm Eric Gilbert, an assistant professor in Georgia Tech's School of Interactive Computing. I joined Tech in 2011, after a 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. Over the years, my students and I have also been fortunate to win a number of best paper awards and honorable mentions from ACM'S SIGCHI. My lab also enjoys building experimental web systems, such as Link Different and piggyback prototypes.

Recently, I became a DERP fellow and won Georgia Tech's Young Faculty Award. I'm also a Teach For America alum (Chicago, 2002–2004). Tech's press office is fantastic, and sometimes folks in the press write about my work. I primarily hang out these days over on Twitter and IRC. You can send me email at my work address.

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