Corey Jackson

Assistant Professor
The Information School, University of Wisconsin - Madison
cbjackson2 (at) wisc.edu

About Me

I am an Assistant Professor in the The Information School at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. I co-direct the Collaborative Computing Group. I am also a faculty affiliate in the UW-Madison Robert & Jean Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies, the UW-Madison Institute for Diversity Science, and the UW-Madison Data Science Institute. I received a PhD in Information Science and Technology (2019) from the Information School at Syracuse University. After my PhD, I spent one year as a teaching postdoc in Berkeley’s Master’s in Data Science (MIDS) program.

My area of research lies at the intersection of Computer Supported Collaborative Work (CSCW) and human-centered design/computing. My work investigates the approaches to enhancing contribution by crowds in online environments. Using mixed-methods approaches and data science techniques, I investigations how people (‘‘the crowd’’) contributes to and participates in virtual citizen science. Prior research projects have included: studying the motivations of volunteer crowd workers, investigating learning behaviors, using theory-based motivational cues to enhance pariticpation, and investigating the coordinative mechanisms of knowledge production.

Ongoing research considers approaches to diversity the crowd in various contexts. This work involves research using participatory design to re-imagine how new systems and digital tools might enhance approaches to involve underrepresented groups in informing and shaping environmental policy. Additional projects focus on approaches to enhance and diversify definitions of fairness in machine learning audits.

My research has been published in leading conferences and journals in HCI such as ACM Conference On Computer-Supported Cooperative Work And Social Computing, the Journal of the Association for Information Systems, and Computers in Human Behavior. The research has been funded by the National Science Foundation (HCC), the Rockefeller Foundation, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and the UW-Madison Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education.


Check out my Current Projects


Recent Publications [Google Scholar][DBLP]

  1. CSCW
    Eunmi (Ellie) Jeong, Corey Jackson, Liz Dowthwaite, Cliff Johnson, Laura Trouille
    CSCW '24: Proceedings of the ACM on human-computer interaction.
  2. arXiv
    Michael Zevin, Corey Jackson, Zoheyr Doctor, Yunan Wu, Carsten Østerlund, L Clifton Johnson, Christopher PL Berry et al.
    arXiv preprint arXiv:2308.15530.
  3. C&T
    Ellie Jeong, Corey Jackson, Liz Dowthwaite, Tallal Ahmad, and Laura Trouille
    C&T '23: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Communities & Technologies.

  4. iConf
    Kevin Crowston, Corey Jackson, Isabella Corieri, Carsten Østerlund
    iConf '23: iConference.



Tallal Ahmad (UW-Madison, Ph.D. Advisee), Ellie Jeong (UW-Madison, Ph.D. Advisee), Corey Black (UW-Madison, Masters student in Library and Information Studies), Stephen Ling (UW-Madison, Undergraduate in Statistics, Computer Science, Economics), Arden Wang (UW-Madison, Undergraduate in Computer Science), Yueming Xu (UW-Madison, Undergraduate in Data Science), Stephen Ling (UW-Madison, Undergraduate in Data Science), Kendall Walch (UW-Madison, Undergraduate in Data Science)


Xin Bu, Yiping He, Shihao Yang, Pragyan Das, Weiyu (Vincent) Kong, Samantha Lee, Xucen Liao

If you’re interested in working with me, please reach out to me at cbjackson2[at]wisc.edu. You should also take a look at my Compact of Expectations to learn more about how I work with students.


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