Online communities, human-computer interaction, machine learning

Olin-Rice Science Center, 170A


Shilad on Spark Podcast

Male authors on Wikipedia outnumber women authors by 5:1. What does the gender gap mean for this important information source? Shilad was one of the authors on this recent finding and is interviewed by


Professor Sen studies member-maintained websites that empower Internet users to contribute information we find valuable, such as photographs on flickr and articles on Wikipedia. He focuses on tagging systems, recommender systems, and combinations of the two. His research draws upon the fields of HCI, data-mining, psychology, and computer systems design. Professor Sen teaches a wide range of computer science courses including Object-Oriented Programming and Data Structures, Internet Programming, and Collective Intelligence. He is an avid squash player, and plays saxophone in several Twin Cities jazz groups.

BA: Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., mathematics, 1999

BM: Northwestern University, saxophone performance, 1999

PhD: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 2009, computer science