GroupLens Center for Social and Human-Centered Computing

The GroupLens Center for Social and Human-Centered Computing is focused on advancing the the theory and practice of social computing by building and understanding systems used by real people.  Based in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, the GroupLens Center houses leading research on recommender systems, peer production systems, technology-mediated social computing, location-based interaction and data, and the peer economy.  It also provides a core background in the methods and practice of human-centered computing, including user interface design process, principles, and technologies.  As part of its mission, the center builds, operates, and studies live social computing systems with hundreds to hundreds-of-thousands of users.

Joseph A. Konstan