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Kevin Crowston

Kevin Crowston

Associate Dean for Research | Distinguished Professor of Information Science

348 Hinds Hall | Phone: (315) 443-1676

crowston@syr.edu

http://crowston.syr.edu/

Overview

Kevin Crowston - Curriculum Vitae

Kevin Crowston is a Distinguished Professor of Information Science at the Syracuse University School of Information Studies. He received his A.B. (1984) in Applied Mathematics (Computer Science) from Harvard University and a Ph.D. (1991) in Information Technologies from the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is currently serving as Associate Dean for Research.

He is currently seeking PhD students interested in the impact on work design of systems with increased autonomy and capability.

Research

Crowston's research examines new ways of organizing made possible by the use of information technology. He approaches this issue in several ways: empirical studies of coordination-intensive processes in human organizations (especially virtual organization); theoretical characterizations of coordination problems and alternative methods for managing them; and design and empirical evaluation of systems to support people working together. Specific domains of interest include free/libre open source software development projects, citizen science projects and research data management.

He is a co-PI on an NSF INSPIRE project: "INSPIRE: Teaming Citizen Science with Machine Learning to Deepen LIGO's View of the Cosmos" (15-47880) that has produced the Gravity Spy system. He is the former PI on NSF SOCS Grant 12-11071 for "Collaborative Research: Focusing Attention to Improve the Performance of Citizen Science Systems: Beautiful Images and Perceptive Observers" (see here for details). With colleagues, he will be leading a research coordination network aimed at developing a socio-technical perspective on work in the age of intelligent machines.

Keywords: virtual work; virtual organizations; free/libre/open source software development practices; citizen science; work design for work with autonomous systems

Teaching

Research methods; systems analysis; cyber-infrastructure.

Personal

reading, travel.

Teaching


Teaching History - 2018-2019
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2018 IST777 M001 Statistical Methods in IST
Spring 2019 IST654 M400 Information Systems Analysis
Teaching History - 2017-2018
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2017 IST654 M400 Information Systems Analysis
Spring 2018 IST654 M400 Information Systems Analysis
Teaching History - 2016-2017
Semester Course Section Title
Spring 2017 IST654 M400 Information Systems Analysis
Teaching History - 2015-2016
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2015 IST755 M002 Strategic Mgmt/Info Resources
Fall 2015 IST654 M002 Information Systems Analysis
Teaching History - 2014-2015
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2014 IST990 M003 Independent Study
Spring 2015 IST654 M800 Information Systems Analysis
Spring 2015 IST755 M003 Strategic Mgmt/Info Resources
Teaching History - 2011-2012
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2011 IST654 M001 Information Systems Analysis
Fall 2011 IST776 M001 Research Methods in IST
Fall 2011 IST600 M011 Cyberinfrastructure
Teaching History - 2010-2011
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2010 IST654 M001 Information Systems Analysis
Fall 2010 IST654 M800 Information Systems Analysis
Spring 2011 IST654 M800 Information Systems Analysis
Spring 2011 IST654 M002 Information Systems Analysis
Teaching History - 2009-2010
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2009 IST552 M001 Information Systems Analysis
Fall 2009 IST352 M002 Info Analysis of Org. Systems
Spring 2010 IST552 M001 Information Systems Analysis
Spring 2010 IST422 M001 Acq, Procur, Fin of Info Tech
Spring 2010 IST600 M004 Acq. Procuring & Financing IT
Teaching History - 2008-2009
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2008 IST552 M002 Information Systems Analysis
Fall 2008 IST776 M001 Research Methods in IST
Spring 2009 IST422 M001 Acq, Procur, Fin of Info Tech
Spring 2009 IST600 M004 Acq. Procuring & Financing IT
Spring 2009 IST830 M001 Seminar in Info. Systems
Teaching History - 2007-2008
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2007 IST422 M001 Acq, Procur, Fin of Info Tech
Fall 2007 IST552 M002 Information Systems Analysis
Fall 2007 IST600 M001 Acquiring, Procuring and Finan
Teaching History - 2006-2007
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2006 IST352 M001 Info Analysis of Org. Systems
Fall 2006 IST810 M001 Practicum in Research
Fall 2006 IST776 M001 Research Methods in IST
Spring 2007 IST810 M005 Practicum in Research
Spring 2007 IST840 M005 Practicum in Teaching
Spring 2007 IST800 M001 Seminar on Theory Construction
Spring 2007 IST552 M001 Information Systems Analysis
Teaching History - 2005-2006
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2005 IST352 M001 Info Analysis of Org. Systems
Fall 2005 IST810 M001 Practicum in Research
Fall 2005 IST840 M001 Practicum in Teaching
Spring 2006 IST352 M001 Info Analysis of Org. Systems
Spring 2006 IST810 M001 Practicum in Research
Spring 2006 IST840 M001 Practicum in Teaching
Summer 2006 IST810 M001 Practicum in Research
Summer 2006 IST840 M001 Practicum in Teaching
Teaching History - 2004-2005
Semester Course Section Title
Summer 2005 IST810 M001 Practicum in Research
Summer 2005 IST840 M001 Practicum in Teaching
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