Ei Pa Pa Pe Than

Ei Pa Pa Pe Than
Carnegie Mellon University | CMU · Institute for Software Research

Ph.D

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Introduction
My research focuses on building the coordination theory that facilitates the efficient and effective organization and coordination of remote and collocated work. To achieve this, I study both social and technical factors underlying a variety of ways that developers organize in a networked digital environment to understand how collaboration unfolds in such environment, what outcomes they produce and how outcomes sustainability is achieved.

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In hackathons, small teams work together over a specified period of time to complete a project of interest. Hackathons have become increasingly popular as a means to surface and prototype innovative and creative ideas for products, but their impact often goes beyond product innovation. Based on our empirical studies of 10 hackathons held by scienti...
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Time bounded events such as hackathons, data dives, codefests, hack-days, sprints or edit-a-thons have in- creasingly gained attention from practitioners and researchers. Existing research, however, has mainly focused on the event itself, while potential outcomes of hackathons have received limited attention. Furthermore, most research around hacka...
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Nowadays, hackathons have become a popular way of bringing people together to engage in brief, intensive collaborative work. Despite being a brief activity, being collocated with team members and focused on a task—radical collocation—could improve collaboration of scientific software teams. Using a mixed-methods study of participants who attended t...
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Time-bounded events such as hackathons, data dives, codefests, hack-days, sprints or edit-a-thons have increasingly gained attention from practitioners and researchers. Yet there is a paucity of research on corporate hackathons, which are nearly ubiquitous and present significant organizational, cultural, and managerial challenges. To provide a com...
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Hackathons and similar time-bounded events have become a global phenomenon. Their proliferation in various domains and their usefulness for a variety of goals has subsequently led to the emergence of different formats. While there are a multitude of guidelines available on how to prepare and run a hackathon, most of them focus on a particular forma...
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In hackathons, small teams work together over a specified period of time to complete a project of interest. Such time-bounded hackathon-style events have become increasingly popular across different domains in recent years. Collegiate hackathons, just one of the many variants of hackathons, that are supported by the largest hackathon league (https:...
Technical Report
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In hackathons, small teams work together over a specified period of time to complete a project of interest. Such time-bounded hackathon-style events have become increasingly popular across different domains in recent years. Collegiate hackathons, just one of the many variants of hackathons, that are supported by the largest hackathon league (https:...
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Social coding platforms such as GitHub are increasingly becoming a digital workspace for the production of non-software digital artifacts. Since GitHub offers unique features that are different from traditional ways of collaborative writing, it is interesting to investigate how GitHub features are used for writing. In this paper, we present the pre...
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An Analysis of the PEARC 2018 Science Gateways Community Institute Hackathon: Lessons Learned Science Gateways are web portals on which data, software, instruments, and computing resources provide users, and scientists streamlined workflows. These web portals allow scientist to focus on research with little to no need to utilize programmatic skill...
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Hackathons or Hackathon-style events, describe increasingly popular time-bounded intensive events across different fields and sectors. Often cited examples of hackathons include the demanding overnight competitive coding events, but there are many design variations for different audiences and with divergent aims. They offer a new form of collaborat...
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The convergence of crowdsoucing and gaming has led to the rise of new game genres that leverage the collective intelligence of online players. These are called crowdsourcing games, and they have become a viable option for garnering georeferenced metadata for digital library projects. Understanding the phenomenon of these games requires consideratio...
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Populating information-rich online environments through crowdsourcing is increasingly becoming popular. One approach to motivate participation is via games. That is, a crowdsourcing game offers entertainment while generating useful outputs as byproducts of gameplay. A gap in current research is that actual usage patterns of crowdsourcing games have...
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Human computation games (HCGs) harness human intelligence through enjoyable gameplay to address computational problems that are beyond the power of computer programs but trivial for humans. With the popularity of crowdsourcing, different types of HCGs have been developed using various gameplay mechanics to attract online users to contribute outputs...
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The gaming approach to crowdsourcing is a major way to foster engagement and sustained participation. Also known as crowdsourcing games, players contribute their effort to tackle problems and receive enjoyment in return. As in any game, a fundamental mechanism in crowdsourcing games is its virtual reward system. This paper investigates how virtual...
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The layering of games over crowdsourcing tasks has increasingly become a viable approach to motivate participation in crowdsourcing projects. A crowdsourcing game utilizes entertainment to generate useful outputs as byproducts of gameplay. Since crowdsourcing relies on individuals' participation, understanding actual contribution patterns is an imp...
Conference Paper
Crowdsourcing of mobile content through games is becoming a major way of populating information-rich online environments. A current research gap is that actual usage patterns of crowdsourcing games has been inadequately investigated. We address this gap by comparing content creation patterns in a game for crowdsourcing mobile content against a non-...
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The popularity of games has motivated their adoption for pursuits beyond entertainment. One of the emerging strategies is the Human Computation Game (HCG) which channels players' time spent on games toward problem solving. Unlike entertainment-oriented games, players of HCGs contribute output as a byproduct of gameplay. In this paper, we investigat...
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Crowdsourcing of mobile content has become a major way of populating information-rich online environments. One approach to motivate participation is via games. That is, a crowdsourcing game is built upon the desire of individuals to be entertained while generating useful outputs as byproducts of gameplay. A gap in current research is that actual us...
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Human Computation Games (HCGs) harness human intelligence through games to address computational problems. Collaboration and competition have emerged as the most commonly used HCG genres. Yet, little research has examined the effects of such genres on players’ perceptions. Through an experimental study with 95 participants, this study investigates...
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Human Computation Games (HCGs) are games that harness human intelligence to tackle computational problems. Put differently, they are a means of crowdsourcing via games. Due to this entertainment-output generation duality, perceived enjoyment and perceived quality of outputs are potentially important determinants of HCG usage. This study adopts a mu...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the effects of individuals’ perceived enjoyment and output quality on their intention to play human computation games (HCGs) for location-based content sharing. Design/methodology/approach – This study employed a cross-sectional survey method, and recruited 205 undergraduate and graduate stud...
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Human Computation Games (HCGs) harness human intelligence to tackle computational problems. As in any game, a fundamental mechanism in a HCG is its reward system. In this paper, we investigate how virtual reward systems evoke perceptions of enjoyment in HCGs. Three mobile applications for location-based content sharing (named Track, Badge and Share...
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Human computation games (HCGs) utilise human intelligence for the purpose of problem solving through games. Recently, HCGs have increased in popularity within various application areas. A proper system of describing such games is necessary in order to obtain a better understanding of the current body of work and identify new opportunities for futur...
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The advent of online games, crowdsourcing, and user-generated content has led to the emergence of a new paradigm called the Human Computation Games (HCGs) which utilize games as a motivator to encourage users’ participation in human computation. HCGs are different from games for pure entertainment which emphasize play and fun, rather than output ge...
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Applications that use gaming elements to harness human intelligence to tackle computational tasks are increasing in popularity and may be termed as Human Computation Games (HCGs). Recently, HCGs have been utilized to offer a more engaging experience for mobile information sharing. Yet, there is a lack of research that examines individuals’ personal...
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Recently, Human Computation Games have been utilized in mobile information sharing applications to provide a more engaging experience for sharing information on the go. We examine how players’ satisfaction of three basic psychological needs from gameplay as well as perceptions of information quality influence gameplay enjoyment in three dimensions:...
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Human computation games (HCGs) can be seen as a paradigm that makes use of human brain power to solve computational problems as a byproduct of game play. In recent years, HCGs are increasing in popularity within various application areas which aim to harvest human problem solving skills by seamlessly integrating computational tasks into games. Thus...

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Starting out as student coding events, hackathons have become a global phenomenon promising to drive entrepreneurship, corporate innovation, civic engagement and more. The goal of this project is to bring us closer to fulfilling these promises by identifying potential outcomes of hackathons and fostering their sustainability over time. Findings will support organizers, participants and mentors to prepare for, conduct and follow-up on hackathons to reach their goals.