Our student researchers tackle interdisciplinary questions at the interface of management and economics, information systems, design engineering, and data science in an action-oriented and empirical research setting.

albert_photoAlbert Armisen is a socio-technical computational researcher with interest in open collaboration. His research is user-inspired on open collaboration about open source software and crowdsourced discussions. He is interested at the micro and meso level of collaboration across different individuals and actors using quantitative and qualitative computational methods. He has published in information system journals (e.g. Business Horizons) and software (e.g. Applied Soft Computing). Prior to pursuing his PhD, Albert worked as a telecommunication engineering researcher and a Product and Project Manager.



Bjoern JensenBjørn Jens Møiniche Jensen is a third year Doctoral Candidate in Open Innovation and Organizational Communication. His research interest focuses on the effects of transparency on innovation in online enterprise collaboration. He holds and M.Sc. in Business Administration and Economics and a B.Sc. in International Business Communication, both from Copenhagen Business School.




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Marlen Promann is an award winning user experience researcher and designer. She received her B.A. (Honors) Design, and M.Sc. in Media and Communications from London, UK. Approaching design as a cognitive and socio-cultural process, she studies human behviors to inform design. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Information Experience at Purdue University.




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Jay is an honor student in Mechanical Engineering Department at Purdue University. She was a commercial airline pilot, a lead developer at tech giant and an entrepreneur at heart prior to joining Purdue University. After selling her two tech businesses, she went on to become a tech consultant for startups. She is passionate about contributing to multiple open source projects to leverage scarce resources and uncover new ideas. She is currently enjoying her time working with her lifelong mentor, Professor Dr. Sabine Brunswicker, and the team as a lead developer of Purdue Ironhacks, an initiative of the NSF sponsored project of open data at RCODI. She will be working as a software developer at World Bank next summer, using open data to solve complex problems and pressing issues around the world.


Captura de pantalla 2016-09-27 a las 11.11.48 a.m.Priyank Jain is a Graduate student pursuing Masters in Computer Science at Purdue University. He is a passionate programmer with over 3 years of experience in Web and System Programming. His areas of interest include Machine Learning and its applications in Social Media Domain. Priyank currently holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Computer Engineering from Mumbai, India. He worked as a Technical Analyst for 2 years in Credit Suisse Investment Bank prior to joining Purdue University.




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Pooja Shevade is a second year Master’s student in the School of Industrial Engineering at Purdue. She received her Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, Pune, India. Some of her industrial experiences include: Interning at the Innovation Laboratory – Tech Mahindra, Pune; interning with a manufacturing firm as an Operations Analyst. Pooja is a tech enthusiast and passionate about digital innovation and analytics. At the RCODI, she is a Research Assistant and currently working as a project manager with the Purdue IronHacks team. Her research is based on analyzing the effect of openness and transparency on overall performance of participants in Open Data Contests.


DannyDanny Sierra González  is a Telecommunication Engineer. He was awarded a scholarship from the GIZ – Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (International German Cooperation) to study Technology and Innovation Management partnered with Fraunhofer Institut in Germany. He is a second year M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering student from Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. Danny has experience in startup communities, open innovation strategies and lean business development. His main interest is about citizens’ motivations on open innovation  and civic crowdsourcing platforms. He is currently part of the Purdue IronHack team in charge of marketing and operational strategies.