CURRICULUM VITAE: full pdf version

APPOINTMENTS

Assistant Professor (August 2012 - present)
Dept of Communications and New Media, National University of Singapore

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Information, University of Michigan(July 2011)
Concentration in Human-Computer Interaction

Masters of Science, Information, University of Michigan (2005)
Concentration in Human-Computer Interaction

Diploma in Education, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University (1998)
Specialization in the Teaching of Drama and Performance

Bachelors of Arts (Hons.), English Literature, Nanyang Technological University (1998)
Majors in English Literature and Theater Studies

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Research Fellow, Sustainable Environment - Actionable Data project (2011- present)
Responsible for iterative user research, design of user interface prototypes and field tests/evaluation of a system that will eventually help sustainability scientists to easily share and manage their research data.

Research Assistant, School of Information University of Michigan (2007-2011)
Carried out research activities with Prof. Stephanie Teasley investigating the sociotechnical affordances of content sharing and reuse in online environments.

Research Intern, Internet Experiences Group, Yahoo! Research (2010)
Project with Ayman Shamma & Elizabeth Churchill using the social affordances of online video sharing for content classification.

Visiting Student Researcher, Participatory Media Lab, National University of Singapore (2008)
Collaborated with PI of lab, Giorgos Cheliotis, on a Social Network Analysis of an online remixing community - ccMixter

Research Assistant, College of Engineering, University of Michigan (2006)
Devised and conducted research experiences for underrepresented undergraduates on behalf of the George E. Brown Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation Research (NEESR)

User Experience Research Intern, TechSmith Coroporation, MI (2005)
Conducted User Experience research for the next generation of SnagIt and Morae.

Research Assistant, Science of Collaboratories project, University of Michigan (2004-2005)
Conducted and analyzed interviews in project that sought to understand the technological and behavioral principles that enable distributed scientific collaborations to take place..

AWARDS

Consortium for the Science of Socio-Technical Systems Summer Institute (CSST 2011), Captiva Island, FL
Selected to participate in a competitive NSF-funded research institute for advanced doctoral students and pre-tenure faculty.

National Science Foundation - East Asian Pacific Summer Institute (EAPSI) fellowship (2008)
Fellowship awarded to conduct research with the Communications and New Media Dept., National University of Singapore.
Proposal: Social Performances - Understanding the motivations for online participatory behavior

Interdisciplinary Committee on Organizational Studies (ICOS) Small grants (2008)
Proposal: Socio-political group blogging in Singapore

Rackham Graduate Student Research Grant -Pre-candidacy Award, University of Michigan (2007)
Pre-candidacy Research Award to conduct field study of Political blogging in Singapore.

Rackham Merit Fellowship, University of Michigan (2005)
5-year merit based fellowship for underrepresented minority doctoral students..

RESEARCH GRANTS

bloomsbury: A platform for studying and cultivating creativity, collaboration and community around creativity support tools (Sept 2012, under review)
Ministry of Education Academic Research Funding (AcRF Tier 2) grant application that explores how the design of an online environment can encourage and motivate human collaborative and socially creative behavior.

BOOK CHAPTER

Bos, N.D., Zimmerman, A., Olson, J., Yew, J., Yerkie, J., Dahl, E. & Olson, G. (2008). From Shared Databases to Communities of Practice: a taxonomy of Collaboratories, in Olson, G.M., Zimmerman, A., and Bos, N., (Eds.) Scientific Collaboration on the Internet. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.[LINK]

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

Shamma, D. A., Kennedy, L., Yew, J. & Churchill, E. F. (2011). "Viral Actions: Towards Predicting Viral Videos Using Synchronous Sharing Behaviors". In Proc. of the 5h international AAAI conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM 2011). Barcelona, Spain.[PDF]

Yew, J., Shamma, D. A., & Churchill, E. F. (2011). "Knowing Funny: Genre Perception and Categorization in Social Video Sharing". In Proc. of the 29h international conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2011). Vancouver, BC. [PDF]

Yew, J. & Shamma, D. A. (2011). "Know Your Data: Understanding Implicit Usage versus Explicit Action in Video Content Classification." In Proc. IS&T/SPIE Symp. on Electronic Imaging: Science & Technology, SPIE, San Francisco, CA, 2011. [PDF]

Dawood, R., Yew, J., & Jackson, S. J. (2010). "Location Aware Applications to Support Mobile Food Vendors in the Developing World." In Proc. of the 28th international conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems (CHI 2010). Atlanta, GA.[PDF]

Cheliotis, G. & Yew, J. (2009). "An Analysis of the Social Structure of Remix Culture". In Proc. Fourth International Conference on Communities and Technologies 2009, Penn. State Univ., USA, June 2009. Springer Verlag, Berlin. [PDF]

Hemphill, L. & Yew, J. (2007). "Twiki and WetPaint: Two wikis in Academic Environments." Proceedings of the 2007 International ACM SIGGROUP Conference on Supporting Group Work, Sanibel Island, FL. [PDF]

Bos, N., Zimmerman, A., Olson, J., Yew, J., Yerkie, J., Dahl, E., et. al. (2007). "From Shared Databases to Communities of Practice: A Taxonomy of Collaboratories". Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 12(2), article 16. [LINK]

Yew, J., J., Gibson, F. & Teasley, S. (2006). "Learning by Tagging: The Role of Social Tagging in Group Knowledge Formation". In, MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, Vol. 2, No. 4, December 2006. [LINK]

Yew, J., Gibson, F. & Teasley, S. (2006). "Learning by tagging: Group knowledge formation in a self-organizing learning community". In, Proceedings of the 7th international conference on Learning sciences (Bloomington, Indiana, June 27 - July 01, 2006). International Conference on Learning Sciences. International Society of the Learning Sciences, 1010-1011.[PDF]

Yew, J. (2005). "Collaborative Narratives: Collaborative Learning in the Blogosphere". In, C. K. Looi, D. Jonassen & M. Ikeda (Eds.) , Towards Sustainable and Scalable Educational Innovations Informed the Learning Sciences: Sharing Good Practices of Research, Experimentation and Innovation. Volume 133, Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications. (pp. 1023 -1024). Amsterdam, NL: IOS Press.

POSTERS

Yew, J., Zimmerman, A., Hedstrom, H., Kumar, P., McDonald, R., Myers, J., and Plale, B. (2012). SEAD: A system to support active and social data curation in sustainability science. Presented at Coming Together Around Data, a PI Meeting for DataNet and INTEROP, January 25-27, 2012, Indianapolis, IN. [PDF]

Dawood, R., Jackson, S. J., & Yew, J. (2010). "Supporting the Information Needs of Microentrepreneurs in the Developing World: The Case of Indonesian Mobile Food Cart Vendors". Intl. Conf. on Information and Communication Technologies and Development 2010, Dec. 13 - 16, 2010. London, UK. [PDF]

Yew, J. (2009). "Social Performances: Understanding the Motivations for Online Participatory Behavior". GROUP2009: ACM SIGGROUP Conference on Supporting Group Work, May 10 - 13, 2009, Sanibel Island, FL. [PDF]

Yew, J. (2009). "Social Performances: Understanding the Motivations for Online Participatory Behavior". Interdisciplinary Committee on Organizational Studies (ICOS) Dissertation Poster Session, Feb. 13, 2009, Ann Arbor, MI. [PDF]

Yew, J. (2006). "Learning by Tagging: Group Knowledge Formation in a Self-organizing Learning Community". International Conference on the Learning Sciences (ICLS 2006), June 27 - July 1, 2006, Bloomington, IN.

CONFERENCE/WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS

Yew, J. (2012). "Social Performances: A Socio-Technical Framework for Understanding Online Prosociality". Identity, Performativity and HCI Workshop, at the 30h International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2012). Austin, TX.

Yew, J. (2010). "Social Performances: Understanding Open Sharing and Remix Culture". Doctoral Colloquium presentation at the 2010 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2010). Savannah, GA.

Buyuktur, A.G., Batcheller, A., Burton, M., Cook, E., Yew, J., & Jackson, S.J. (2009) "Distributing Science: Architecture, Participation, and Boundary Work in Online Citizen Science Projects." Presented at the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), October 2009.

Yew, J. (2009). "Social Performances: Understanding the Motivations for Online Participatory Behavior". Boaster Presentation at Human Computer Interaction Consortium (HCIC 2009) Boaster Presentation, Fraser, CO.

Yew, J. , Gibson, F. P., & Teasley, S. (2007). "Learning by tagging: The role of social tagging in group knowledge formation”. Proc. of the Workshop " BOF - Between Ontologies and Folksonomies" held in conjunction with the International Conference Communities and Technologies 2007, Michigan State University 28 June 2007, Michigan, USA, CEUR Workshop Proceedings, ISSN 1613-0073

Yew, J. (2007). "Learning by tagging: The Role of Social Tagging in Group Knowledge Formation", Presentation at Between Ontologies and Folksonomies Workshop, 3rd International Conference on Communities and Technologies, Lansing, MI.[LINK]

Yew, J. (2007). "Blogging and the challenge of technological and social infrastructure in Singapore", Presentation at Connections 2007, Philadelphia, PA.

Yew, J. (2005). "Collaborative Narratives: Collaborative Learning in the Blogosphere", Doctoral Colloquium presentation at International Conference on Computers in Education 2005, Singapore.

ORGANIZED WORKSHOPS/PANELS

Antin, J,, Chi, E. H., Lampe, C., Paul, S. A., Shaw, A. D., Wiggins, A., & Yew J. (Panel Chair). "Apples to Oranges: Comparing Across Studies of Open Collaboration/Peer Production". Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration (Wikisym2011). Mountain view, CA. Oct. 3 - 5, 2011.[LINK]

Teasley, S.D., Wolf, V., Cook, E., Hemphill, L., & Yew, J. (2008, July). "The Missing Chapters: Learning Sciences Beyond the Classroom". Pre-conference workshop. International Conference on the Learning Sciences, Utrecht, Netherlands.[LINK]

Yew, J. (2001). "The use of Role Play in Problem-Based Learning". Workshop at Art Elective Program Drama Conference, National Arts Council, Singapore.

PATENT APPLICATION

Churchill, E. F., Yew, J. & Shamma, D. A., "Classification Recommendation Based on Social Actions", Pub. # US 2012/0158638 A1.[Link]

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Lecturer, Dept. of Communications and New Media, National University of Singapore (Fall 2012)
Course title: Advanced Game Design: Mechanics and dynamics of game design for prosocial behavior
Course title: Design Methods for Interactive Entertainment Technologies

Lecturer, School of Information, University of Michigan (Winter 2011)
Course title: Methods for Evaluating Systems and Services

Head Graduate Student Instructor, School of Information, University of Michigan (Fall 2010)
Course title: Contextual Inquiry and Project Management
Faculty Instructors: Ixhcel Faniel

Graduate Student Instructor, School of Information, University of Michigan (Fall 2007)
Course title: Information in Social Systems: Collections, Flows and Processing
Faculty Instructors: Michael D. Cohen, Jeff Mackie-Mason & Gary M. Olson

Graduate Student Instructor, School of Information, University of Michigan (Fall 2006)
Course title: Collections and Social Systems
Faculty Instructors: Michael D. Cohen & Paul Edwards

Lecturer/Tutor, Catholic Junior College, Singapore (1998 - 2003)
General Paper and English Literature

SERVICE ACTIVITIES

Panels & Workshops Chair, 8th International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration (Wikisym 2012)

Review Coordinator, Free Culture Workshop, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University, 2009

Co-president, School of Information Doctoral Student Organization 2007 - 2008

Student coordinator, Sensemaking Interdisciplinary Forum 2006 - 2009

Journal Reviewer
MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching) - JOLT (Journal of Online Learning and Teaching) 2007

Conference Submission Reviewer
Computer Human Interaction (CHI) 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Creativity & Cognition (C&C) 2009 iConference 2012
International Conference on the Learning Sciences (ICLS) 2007, 2008
Internet Research (AoIR) 12.0
World Wide Web International Conference (WWW) 2008

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Secretary, Michigan Ohio Computer Human Interaction (MOCHI) 2004 -2008

Member, Association for Computing Machinery (SIGCHI) 2004 - present

Member, American Sociological Association (ASA) 2008