Andrés Monroy-Hernández is a researcher at Microsoft Research and an affiliate at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. His interdisciplinary work focuses on the design and study of social computing systems that aim to address societal problems such as the lack of information during crises, the need for developing digital media literacies among children, and the need for access to healthcare in the developing world. Broadly speaking, he is motivated by the use of social technologies to support civic engagement and creative collaboration.
Andrés is the creator of the Scratch Online Community, a website that has helped millions of young people around the world learn programming and engage in creative collaboration by building, remixing, and sharing video games and animations. He is also the co-founder of Sana, a mobile healthcare system for the developing world. More recently, he has become one of the leading scholars examining the role of social media in the midst Mexican Drug War.
Furthermore, Andrés' research has been featured in the media, including The New York Times, CNN, Wired, Technology Review, NPR, ABC Radio, and El País. In 2012 he was named one of Boston Business Journal's Emerging Leaders.
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For a full list of publications, talks, and bio please take a look at Andrés' Curriculum Vitae.
- Andres Monroy-Hernandez, Shelly Farnham, Emre Kiciman, Munmun De Choudhury, and Scott Counts, Smart societies: from citizens as sensors to collective action, in interactions, ACM, July 2013
- Benjamin Mako Hill and Andres Monroy-Hernandez, The Remixing Dilemma: the Trade-off Between Generativity and Originality, in American Behavioral Scientist, American Behavioral Scientist, May 2013
- Sarah Hallacher, Jenny Rodenhouse, and Andres Monroy-Hernandez, Mixsourcing: Exploring Bounded Creativity as a Form of Crowdsourcing, ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 29 April 2013
- Yuheng Hu, Shelly Farnham, and Andres Monroy-Hernandez, Whoo.ly: Facilitating Information Seeking For Hyperlocal Communities Using Social Media, ACM Sig CHI 2013, 29 April 2013
- Andres Monroy-Hernandez, danah boyd, Emre Kıcıman, Munmun De Choudhury, and Scott Counts, The New War Correspondents: The Rise of Civic Media Curation in Urban Warfare, in The 16th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW), ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 23 February 2013
- Benjamin Mako Hill and Andres Monroy-Hernandez, The cost of collaboration for code and art: Evidence from a remixing community, ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, February 2013
- Andres Monroy-Hernandez, Emre Kıcıman, danah boyd, and Scott Counts, Tweeting the Drug War: Empowerment, Intimidation, and Regulation in Social Media, in HCIC, Human Computer Interaction International Conference, 25 June 2012
- Andres Monroy-Hernandez, Emre Kıcıman, danah boyd, and Scott Counts, "Narcotweets": Social Media in Wartime (poster paper), in The 6th Intl. Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM), American Association for Artificial Intelligence , 4 June 2012
- Andres Monroy-Hernandez, Benjamin Mako Hill, Jazmin Gonzalez-Rivero, and danah boyd, Computers can't Give Credit: How Automatic Attribution Falls Short in an Online Remixing Community, in Proceeedings of the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM Conference on Human Factors for Computing Systems (CHI), 2011, 2011