Wikimedia Research

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Welcome to the home of Wikimedia Research. For an overview of our work, projects, resources, and collaborations, please visit: https://research.wikimedia.org

Mandate[edit]

Wikimedia Research is a team of scientists and engineers using data to understand and empower millions of readers and contributors who interact with Wikipedia and its sister projects on a daily basis.

We turn research questions into publicly shared knowledge. We design and test new technology, produce empirical insights to support new products and programs, and publish research informing the organization’s and the movement’s strategy.

We are strongly committed to principles of transparency, privacy, and open collaboration. We collaborate with a network of researchers in the industry and academia, and publish all our output in the open.

Team[edit]

Fellows[edit]

Former team members[edit]

Collaborations[edit]

We collaborate with external researchers in a variety of forms. You can read more on formal collaborations on this page.

Current collaborators[edit]

Name
Affiliation Project NDA PoC

Akhil Arora EPFL Y Martin Gerlach
Tiziano Piccardi EPFL Y Martin Gerlach

Miriam Redi

Robert West EPFL Y Leila Zia

Martin Gerlach

Eytan Adar University of Michigan N Miriam Redi
Katharina Reinecke University of Washington, Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering N Miriam Redi
Souneil Park Telefonica Research N Diego Sáez
Giovanni Comarela Universidade Federal de Espiritu Santo, Brazil N Diego Sáez
Rossano Schifanella University of Turin Y Miriam Redi
Daniele Rama University of Turin Y Miriam Redi
Mo Houtti University of Minnesota N Isaac Johnson
Loren Terveen University of Minnesota N Isaac Johnson
Dani S. Bassett University of Pennsylvania Y Martin Gerlach
David Lydon-Staley University of Pennsylvania Y Martin Gerlach
Shubhankar Patankar University of Pennsylvania Y Martin Gerlach
Dale Zhou University of Pennsylvania Y Martin Gerlach
Perry Zurn American University Y Martin Gerlach
Meeyoung Cha Institute for Basic Science (South Korea) N Diego Sáez
Changwook Jung Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) N Diego Sáez
Jaehyeon Myung Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) N Diego Sáez

Resources[edit]

  • Our research reports mostly live in the Research namespace on Meta. We aim to maintain a list of publicly-available datasets that come out of these projects.
  • We host every month a showcase where we present publicly our work and invite guest speakers involved in Wikimedia research. You can browse past editions of the showcase on this page. The showcase has been running monthly since December 2013.
  • We host every month office hours where you can ask us research-related questions (such as on datasets, projects, ...)
  • If you're interested in staying on top of both internal and external research on our projects, check out our monthly newsletter (which you can also subscribe to by mail) or follow @WikiResearch on Twitter. The newsletter is mostly volunteer effort coordinated by Tilman and Miriam and has been proudly running since April 2011.
  • You can reach us on IRC via the irc:wikimedia-research channel or drop us a line at (research-wmf@wikimedia.org).

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