ERIC GILBERT

john derby evans associate professor
school of information
university of michigan

Eric Gilbert is the John Derby Evans Associate Professor in the School of Information at the University of Michigan. He also has a courtesy appointment in CSE. Before coming to Michigan, he led the comp.social lab at Georgia Tech. Dr. Gilbert is a sociotechnologist, with a research focus on building and studying social media systems. His work has been supported by grants from the SSRC, Rockefeller Foundation, Craig Newmark Philanthropies, Facebook, Samsung, Yahoo!, Google, ARL, DARPA, and NSF. Dr. Gilbert's work has been recognized with multiple best paper awards, as well as covered by outlets including Wired, NPR, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. He is the recipient of an NSF CAREER award, the Georgia Tech Young Faculty Award, the CSCW Service Award, and the UIUC CS Distinguished Alumni Award. He previously served as a Program Chair and the Steering Committee Chair for ICWSM, and as a General Chair for CSCW; he currently serves as an Editor for CSCW. Prof. Gilbert is an alum of Teach For America (Chicago '02), and holds a BS in Math & CS and a PhD in CS—both from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.