Oded Nov, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Polytechnic School of Engineering
New York University

General Information
Room: LC 401
Phone: x3562
Email: onov@nyu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS

We are looking for outstanding PhD students - people with HCI/social computing background are encouraged to apply.

EDUCATION


PUBLICATIONS (Google Scholar citations)

- Nov, O., Arazy, O., and Anderson, D. (2014). Scientists@home: What Drives the Quantity and Quality of Volunteers' Technology-Mediated Citizen Science Participation? PLoS One (in press). (HTML)

- Laut, J., Henry, E., Nov, O., and Porfiri, M. (2014). Development of a Mechatronics-Based Citizen Science Platform for Aquatic Environmental Monitoring. IEEE Transactions on Mechatronics (in press).

- Shaer, O., Nov, O., West, A., and Eastman, D. (2014). Understanding Information Practices of Interactive Personal Genomics Users. CHI 2014 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems . Toronto, Canada, 2014. (pdf)

- Laut, J., Nelson Wright, S., Nov, O., and Porfiri, M. (2014). Gowanus Voyage: Where Mechatronics, Public Art, Community Members, and Environmental Science Meet. IEEE Control Systems 34(1) 60-64.

- Nov, O., Arazy, O., Lopez, C. and Brusilovsky, P. (2013). Exploring Personality-Targeted UI Design in Online Social Participation Systems. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2013). Paris, France, 2013.(pdf)

- Nov, O. and Arazy, O. (2013). Personality-Targeted Design: Theory, Experimental Procedure, and Preliminary Results. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2013). San Antonio, TX, 2013. (pdf)

- Cappa, P., Clerico, A., Nov, O.and Porfiri, M. (2013). Can Force Feedback and Science Learning Enhance the Effectiveness of Neurorehabilitation? An Experimental Study on Using a Low-Cost 3D Joystick and a Virtual Visit to a Zoo. PLoS One 8(12) e77589.

- Anand S., Arazy O., Mandayam N., and Nov O. (2013). A Game Theoretic Analysis of Collaboration in Wikipedia. Proceedings of the 4th Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security (GameSec 2013). Fort Worth, TX, 2013. (pdf)

- Dwyer, P. C., Bono, J. E., Snyder, M., Nov, O., & Berson, Y. (2013). Sources of Volunteer Motivation: Transformational Leadership and Personal Motives Influence Volunteer Outcomes. Nonprofit Management and Leadership 24 (2) 181-205.

- Nov, O., Arazy, O., Lotts, K. and Naberhaus, T. (2013). Motivation-Targeted Personalized UI Design: A Novel Approach to Enhancing Citizen Science Participation. Proceedings of the 13th European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (ECSCW 2013). Paphos, Cyprus, 2013.

- Arazy, O., Yeo, L and Nov, O. (2013). Stay on the Wikipedia Task: When Task-Related Disagreements Slip into Personal and Procedural Conflicts. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 64 (8) 1634-1648. (pdf)

- Mitra, R., Johri, A., and Nov, O. (2013). The Effects of External Events on Newcomer Participation in Open Source Online Communities. First Monday. 18(6).

- Ye, C. and Nov, O. (2013). Exploring User Contributed Information in Social Computing Systems: Quantity versus Quality. Online Information Review 37 (5) 752-770.

- Antin, J., Cheshire,C., and Nov, O. (2012). Technology-Mediated Contributions: Editing Behaviors Among New Wikipedians. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2012). Seattle, WA, February 2012. (pdf)

- Nov, O. Ye, C. and Kumar, N. (2012). A Social Capital Perspective on Meta-Knowledge Contribution. Decision Support Systems 53 (1) 118-126.

- Nov, O. and Schecter, W. (2012). Dispositional Resistance to Change and Hospital Physicians' Use of Electronic Medical Records. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 63 (4) 648-656.

- Nov, O., Arazy, O., and Anderson, D. (2011). Dusting for Science: Motivations and Participation of Digital Citizen Science Volunteers. iConference 2011. Seattle, WA, February 2011. Best Paper Award. (pdf)

- Arazy, A., Nov, O., Patterson, R. and Yeo, L. (2011). Information Quality in Wikipedia: The Effects of Group Composition and Task Conflict. Journal of Management Information Systems 27 (4) 73-100.

- Russo, P. and Nov, O. (2011). Trusting Social Location Technologies and Interactions. International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2011). Shanghai, China, December 2011.

- Antin, J., Yee, R., Cheshire,C., and Nov, O. (2011). Gender Differences in Wikipedia Editing. WikiSym'11. Mountain View, CA, October 2011. Best Short Paper Award.

- Nov, O., Arazy, O., and Anderson, D. (2011). Technology-Mediated Citizen Science Participation: A Motivational Model. Proceedings of the AAAI International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM 2011). Barcelona, Spain, July 2011.

- Johri, A., Nov, O., and Mitra, R. (2011). Environmental Jolts: Impact of Exogenous Factors on Online Community Participation. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2011) - Interactive Paper . Hangzhou, China, March 2011.

- Nov, O., Anderson, D. and Arazy, O. (2010). Volunteer Computing: a Model of the Factors Determining Contribution to Community-Based Scientific Research. Proceedings of the 19th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2010). Raleigh, NC, May 2010. (pdf)

- Russo, P. and Nov, O. (2010). Photo Tagging Over Time: A Longitudinal Study of the Role of Attention, Network Density, and Motivations. Proceedings of AAAI International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM 2010). Washington, DC, May 2010.

- Arazy, O. and Nov, O. (2010). Determinants of Wikipedia Quality: the Roles of Global and Local Contribution Inequality. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2010). Savannah, GA, February 2010. (pdf)

- Nov, O., Arazy, O. and Anderson, D. (2010). Crowdsourcing for Science: Understanding and Enhancing ScienceSourcing Contribution. Workshop on the Changing Dynamics of Scientific Collaborations at the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2010). Savannah, GA, February 2010. (pdf)

- Nov, O. and Ye, C. (2010). Why do People Tag? Motivations for Collaborative Content Tagging. Communications of the ACM 53 (7) 128-131.

- Nov, O. Naaman, M. and Ye, C. (2010). Analysis of Participation in an Online Photo Sharing Community: A Multi-Dimension Perspective. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 61 (3) 555-566. (pdf)

- Nov, O. and Ye, C. (2009). Why do People Share Photos Online? Antecedents of photos' Quality and Quantity. Proceedings of the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2009). San Francisco, CA, August 2009.

- Nov, O., Naaman, M., and Ye, C. (2009). Motivational, Structural and Tenure Factors that Impact Online Community Photo Sharing. Proceedings of AAAI International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM 2009). San Jose, CA, May 2009.Best Paper Award. (pdf))

- Nov, O. and Wattal, S. (2009). Social Computing and Privacy Concerns: Antecedents and Effects. Proceedings of CHI 2009: ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Boston, MA, April 2009. (pdf)

- Nov, O. (2009). Information Sharing and Social Computing: Why, What and Where? In: Zelkowitz, M. (Ed.), Advances in Computers, 76, 1-18. Elsevier, Academic Press.

- Nov, O. and Rafaeli, S. (2009). Measuring the Premium on Common Knowledge in Computer-Mediated Coordination Problems. Computers in Human Behavior 25 (1) 171-174.

- Nov, O. and Ye, C. (2009). Resistance to Change and the Adoption of Digital Libraries: An Integrative Model. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 60 (8) 1702-1708. (pdf)

- Nov, O. and Ye, C. (2008). Community Photo Sharing: Motivational and Structural Antecedents. Proceedings of the 29th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Paris, France, December 2008. (pdf)

- Nov, O., Ye, C. and Kumar, N. (2008). Why Do People Contribute Meta-Knowledge? A Social Capital Perspective. The Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM), Anaheim, CA, USA, August 2008.

- Nov, O., Naaman, M. and Ye, C. (2008). What Drives Content Tagging: The Case of Photos on Flickr. Proceedings of CHI 2008: ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Florence, Italy, April 2008. (pdf)

- Nov, O. and Ye, C. (2008). Personality and technology acceptance: The case for personal innovativeness in IT, openness and resistance to change. Proceedings of the 41st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 41), Hawaii, USA, January 2008. IEEE Press.

- Nov, O. and Rao, B. (2008). Technology-Facilitated 'Give According to Your Abilities, Receive According to Your Needs'. Communications of the ACM 51 (5) 83-87. (pdf)

- Nov, O. and Ye, C. (2008). Users' Personality and Perceived Ease of Use of Digital Libraries: The Case for Resistance to Change. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 59 (5) 845-851. (pdf)

- Nov, O. and Kuk, G. (2008). Open Content Contributors' Response to Free Riding: The Roles of Personality and Context. Computers in Human Behavior 24 (6) 2848-2861.

- Nov, Y. and Nov, O. (2008). Living In a Bubble? Toward a Unified Bubble Theory. International Journal of General Systems 37 (5) 627-635. (pdf)

- Oreg, S. and Nov, O. (2008). Exploring Motivations for Contributing to Open Source Initiatives: The Roles of Contribution Context and Personal Values. Computers in Human Behavior 24 (5) 2055-2073. (pdf)

- Nov, O. (2007). What Motivates Wikipedians. Communications of the ACM 50 (11) 60-64. (pdf)

- Rao, B., Angelov, B. and Nov, O. (2006). Fusion of Disruptive Technologies: Lessons from the Skype Case. European Management Journal 24 (2-3) 174-188.

- Nov, O. and Jones, M. (2006). Ordering Creativity: Knowledge, Creativity and Idea Generation in the Advertising Industry. International Journal of Product Development 3 (2) 252-262.

- Nov, O. and Jones, M. (2006). Knowledge management and creativity: A technology-facilitated balance. Proceedings of the 14th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Gothenburg, Sweden, June 2006.

- Nov, O. and Rao, B. (2005). A Common grid: a note on grid computing and common goods. Proceedings of the Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET) Portland, OR, August 2005.

- B. Rao, Angelov, B. and Nov, O. (2005). When disruptive technologies integrate: evidence from the Skype case. Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Management of Technology (IAMOT) Vienna, Austria, May 2005.

- Nov, O. and Jones, M. (2005). Creativity, knowledge and IS: a critical view. Proceedings of the 38th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 38), Hawaii, USA, January 2005, IEEE Press. Track 1, Volume, 44.2.

- Nov, O. and Jones, M. (2004). Information systems and creativity management in the media and advertising industries: a critical view. Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Turku, Finland, June 2004.

- Nov, O. and Jones, M. (2003).'The less you know the better'? Creative processes and Knowledge restriction practices. Proceedings of the 4th European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM), Oxford, UK, September 2003, pp. 687-696.

- Nov, O. and Jones, M. (2003). Ordering creativity? Knowledge, creativity, and social interaction in the advertising industry. Proceedings of the 4th Organizational Knowledge, Learning and Capabilities (OKLC) conference, Barcelona, Spain, April 2003.

Working papers

- Nov, O. and Arazy, O. (2013). The effects of social cues and individual differences on privacy behavior: the role of conservatism (pdf)


AWARDS AND GRANTS

- National Science Foundation: Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace. Role: PI (with Nasir Memon, NYU), CNS-1359601, 2014-2016 ($203,648).

- National Science Foundation: Virtual Organizations as Sociotechnical Systems. Role: PI (with Coye Cheshire, UC Berkeley), ACI-1322218, 2014-2017 ($360,263, NYU portion: $152,692).

- The National Academies: National Academies Keck Futures Award. Role: PI (with Ofer Arazy and Narayan B. Mandayam), 2013-2014 ($50,000).

- Google Focused Research Award: Social Interactions Program. Role: Co-PI (with Mor Naaman, Cornell University), 2013-2015 ($171,014).

- National Science Foundation: CAREER Award - Human-Centered Computing. Role: PI. IIS-1149745, 2012-2017 ($499,735).

- National Science Foundation: Cyber-Enabled Discovery and Innovation - CDI Type 1. Role: PI (with Maurizio Porfiri, NYU), BCS-1124795, 2011-2014 ($560,000).

- National Academies Keck Futures Initiative: Invited participant, 2012.

- Best Short Paper Award, WikiSym, 2011.

- Best Paper Award, iConference, 2011.

- Best Paper Award, ICWSM, 2009.

- Marie Curie Fellowship, 2004.


MEDIA COVERAGE

Nature: "Computer sharing loses momentum", by Nicola Jones
http://www.nature.com/news/computer-sharing-loses-momentum-1.14666/

New York Times: "Data-Hungry Robot Goes to Work in Brooklyn", by Vivian Yee
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9D05EFDD123DF936A25753C1A9649D8B63&ref=water/

NBC News: "Floating robot tries to save polluted canal in Brooklyn", by Marc Lallanilla
http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/floating-robot-tries-save-polluted-canal-brooklyn-6C10067266/

Wired: "Citizen Science: Aquatic Robot Division", by Kathy Ceceri
http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2012/10/brooklyn-aquatic-robot/

NPR (WNYC): "Research Team Aims to Crowdsource Gowanus Canal Clean Up", by Soterios Johnson
http://www.wnyc.org/blogs/wnyc-news-blog/2012/oct/21/gowanus/

Scientific American: "Web Science Emerges", by Nigel Shadbolt and Tim Berners-Lee
http://www.sciamdigital.com/index.cfm?fa=Products.ViewIssuePreview&ARTICLEID_CHAR=47CB5956-3048-8A5E-10A6C89135BB5E2F

O'reilly Radar: "What Motivates Wikipedians", by Andy Oram
http://radar.oreilly.com/archives/2007/10/what-motivates-wikipedians-rev.html


SEMINARS AND TALKS

- University of Michigan, School of Information, Ann Arbor, MI, October 2012.

- University of Pittsburgh, School of Information Sciences, Pittsburgh, PA, September 2012.

- U.C. Berkeley, The Information School, Berkeley, CA, September 2012.

- Bar Ilan University, Information Science Department, Ramat Gan, Israel, January 2011.

- Princeton University, Center for Information Technology Policy, Princeton, NJ, October 2010.

- Tel Aviv University, Graduate School of Business, Tel Aviv, Israel, March 2010.

- HP Labs, Palo Alto, CA, January 2010.

- University of Pittsburgh, School of Information Sciences, Pittsburgh, PA, November 2008.

- City University of New York, Baruch College, New York, NY, November 2008.

- Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, August 2008.

- Yahoo! Research, New York, NY, June 2008.

- Google Research NYC, New York, NY, May 2008.