Benjamin Mako Hill is a Research Symbiont

In exciting news, UW Department of Communication professor, Benjamin Mako Hill was just announced as a winner of a 2019 Research Symbiont Award.  Dr. Hill received the second annual General Symbiosis Award which “is given to a scientist working in any field who has shared data beyond the expectations of their field.” The award was announced at a ceremony in Hawaii at the Pacific Symposium in Biocomputing.

The award presentation called out Dr. Hill’s work on the preparation of the Scratch research dataset that includes the first five years of longitudinal data from the Scratch online community. Andrés Monroy-Hernández worked with the professor on that project. Dr. Hill’s nomination also mentioned his research groups’ commitment to the production of replication datasets as well as his work with Aaron Shaw on datasets of redirects and page protection from Wikipedia …

View Dr. Hill’s Acceptance Speech and Learn More about His Research at the Community Data Science Collective Blog