University of Wisconsin–Madison

Jacob Thebault-Spieker

Assistant Professor

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Jacob Thebault-Spieker


Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Minnesota 2017
BA, Computer Science/Spanish, University of Minnesota – Morris 2011

Research Interests

Research Fields: HCI, social computing

Methods and Methodologies: experimental, geographic/statistical analysis, building systems

Areas of Interest: understanding and mitigating bias, behavioral analysis, online communities, distributed work

Classes Taught

LIS 201: The Information Society

Recent Publications

Jacob Thebault-Spieker, Aaron Halfaker, Loren G. Terveen, and Brent Hecht 2018. Distance and Attraction: Gravity Models for Geographic Content Production. In Proceedings of the 2018 Chi Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’18), 148:1–148:13.

Jacob Thebault-Spieker, Brent Hecht, and Loren Terveen 2018. Geographic Biases Are ’Born, Not Made’: Exploring Contributors’ Spatiotemporal Behavior in Openstreetmap. In Proceedings of the 2018 Acm Conference on Supporting Groupwork (GROUP ’18), 71–82.

Jacob Thebault-Spieker, Daniel Kluver, Maximilian A. Klein, Aaron Halfaker, Brent Hecht, Loren Terveen, and Joseph A. Konstan 2017. Simulation Experiments on (the Absence of) Ratings Bias in Reputation Systems. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction 1, CSCW: 101:1–101:25.

Jacob Thebault-Spieker, Loren Terveen, and Brent Hecht 2017. Toward a Geographic Understanding of the Sharing Economy: Systemic Biases in Uberx and Taskrabbit. ACM Trans. Comput.-Hum. Interact. 24, 3: 21:1–21:40.

Jacob Thebault-Spieker*, Ashley Colley*, Allen Yilun Lin*, Donald Degraen, Benjamin Fischman, Jonna Häkkilä, Kate Kuehl, Valentina Nisi, Nuno Jardim Nunes, Nina Wenig, Dirk Wenig, Brent Hecht**, and Johannes Schöning** 2017. The Geography of Pokémon Go: Beneficial and Problematic Effects on Places and Movement. In Proceedings of the 2017 Chi Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’17), 1179–1192.

Website and Social Media:

Twitter: @jaketangosierra