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EDUCATION
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ph.D. in Computer Science
2005 – present

B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science
Cum Laude and Highest Distinction, Mathematics Dept.
1997 – 2001

EXPERIENCE
University of Illinois
research assistant
2006 – present
Conduct social media and visualization research.

IBM Research
research intern
Summer 2007
Designed and developed system to allow users to collaboratively collect data for Many Eyes.

Fermilab
Lead Developer
Aug 2004 – Dec 2005
Served as lead developer for Quarknet/Grid, a collaborative learning project by Fermilab and The University of Chicago.

Lawrence Livermore National Lab
computer scientist
Jul 2001 – Jul 2002
Analyzed computer and social networks; developed visualizations of very large graphs.

NovaNet
software engineer
Feb 1999 – May 2001
Developed distance education software.

TEACHING
CS 598: Social Visualization
Fall 2007
Teaching assistant for Prof. Karrie Karahalios.

CS 105: Introduction to Computing
Spring 2007
Teaching assistant for Prof. Marsha Woodbury. Ranked as top University instructor by students.

Teach For America
Jul 2002 – Jul 2004
Served as member of national service corps of outstanding recent college graduates of all academic majors who commit two years to teach in under-resourced urban and rural public schools. Taught on the South Side of Chicago, developing my school’s first college-prep Computer Science curriculum.

PAPERS
Widespread Worry and the Stock Market
Eric Gilbert and Karrie Karahalios
Proc. ICWSM, 2010

Understanding Deja Reviewers
Eric Gilbert and Karrie Karahalios
Proc. CSCW, 2010
awarded best paper

Predicting Tie Strength With Social Media
Eric Gilbert and Karrie Karahalios
Proc. CHI, 2009
awarded best paper

Blogs Are Echo Chambers: Blogs Are Echo Chambers
Eric Gilbert, Tony Bergstrom and Karrie Karahalios
Proc. HICSS, 2009

Using Social Visualization to Motivate Social Production
Eric Gilbert and Karrie Karahalios
IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, 2009

The Network in the Garden: An Empirical Analysis of Social Media in Rural Life
Eric Gilbert, Karrie Karahalios and Christian Sandvig
Proc. CHI, 2008
awarded best paper

Visualization Annotation at Internet Scale
Eric Gilbert and Karrie Karahalios
Social Data Analysis Workshop, CHI 2008

CodeSaw: A Social Visualization of Distributed Software Development
Eric Gilbert and Karrie Karahalios
Proc. Interact, 2007

The Social Implications of an Assisted Living Reminder System
Bedoor AlShebli, Eric Gilbert and Karrie Karahalios
Proc. HCI International, 2007

Exploring Passive Social Wearables with Gossip
Eric Gilbert, Matthew Yapchaian and Karrie Karahalios
Shared Encounters Workshop, CHI 2007

LifeSource: Two CVS Visualizations
Eric Gilbert and Karrie Karahalios
Extended Abstracts, CHI 2006

The QuarkNet/Grid Collaborative Learning e-Lab
Marge Bardeen, Eric Gilbert, et al.
Future Generation Computer Systems, The International Journal of Grid Computing: Theory, Methods and Applications, 2005

PRESS
Blogs and tweets could predict the future
New Scientist. June 16, 2010

Can Social Networks Be Generated Automatically?
Technology Review. May 14, 2010

Don’t Bore Your Twitter Followers: Link Different
ReadWriteWeb. May 12, 2010

SERVICE
Committee
chi wip pc  2009

Reviewer
chi  2006 – present
cscw  2006 – present
hicss  2006 – present
iui  2007
uist  2009
infovis  2007

Member
acm  2006 – present
ieee  2006 – present
acm sigchi  2006 – present

VOLUNTEER
National Society of Black Engineers
Tutor
1999 – 2001
Provided weekly support in mathematics.

Expanding Your Horizons Conference
Workshop Leader
October 2001
Lead workshop at conference to encourage young women to pursue careers in science and technology.

AWARDS
ACM CSCW Best Paper Award  2010
Google Fellowship  2009
C. W. Gear Outstanding Graduate Student Award  2009
ACM CHI Best Paper Award  2009
ACM CHI Best Paper Award  2008
Verizon Fellowship  2007
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention  2005
William Lowell Putnam Mathematics Competition: Top 5%  1999
National Merit Scholarship  1997 – 2001
UIUC James Scholar  1997 – 2000
First United Bank Technical Scholarship  1997 – 2001