Last modified at 02/21/2020

Ei Pa Pa Pe-Than

eipa [at] cmu [dot] edu | https://eipapa.github.io/ | Google Scholar | Research Gate | @eipa01 | GitHub


Research Interests and Approach


My research interests span computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW), science and technologies studies (STS), and critical human-computer interaction (HCI), and especially how to develop, maintain, and evolve a decentralized distributed software system that builds on a novel and sophisticated coordination architecture that addresses reinterpretability, resilience, and scalability.

I use case study research approach to address complex socio-technical questions, which includes ethnography (interviews and non-participant observations), archival analysis, quantitative collection of log and trace data with Python, SQL, and R, and a combination of all of these methods (mixed-methods) as relevant and appropriate.


Education


  • Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  Jun 2020
  (expected)
Postdoctoral Researcher
Advisor: James Herbsleb, Institute for Software Research, School of Computer Science
Topic: Large-scale coordination in time-bounded events (hackathons, datathons, etc.) for science, innovation, learning, and community building, and open-text projects on GitHub

  • Nanyang Technological University Singapore, Singapore
  Apr 2016 Doctor of Philosophy in Information Systems
Advisor: Dion Hoe-Lian Goh and Chei Sian Lee, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
Thesis: Investigating user-centered human computation games: The role of perceived enjoyment and its antecedents
  Jun 2009 Master of Science in Information Systems

  • University of Computer Studies Yangon, Myanmar
  Jun 2005 Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Computer Science

Employment


  • Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  June 2017–present Postdoctoral Researcher
Advisor: James Herbsleb, Institute for Software Research, School of Computer Science
Topic: Coordination in time-bounded events (hackathons, datathons, etc.) for science, innovation, learning, and community building, and collaborative writing on GitHub

  • Nanyang Technological University Singapore, Singapore
  Nov 2015–Nov 2016 Research Associate and Part-time Lecturer

  • NCS Singapore, Singapore
  Jun 2009–Jul 2010 Application Consultant (Software Developer)

  • University of Computer Studies Yangon, Myanmar
  2005–2007 Tutor

Publications


Referred Journal Publications

  1. Pe-Than, E.P.P., Nolte, A., Filippova, A., Bird, C., Scallen, S., and Herbsleb, J.D. "Corporate Hackathons, How and Why? A Multiple Case Study of Motivation, Project Proposal and Selection, Goal Setting, Coordination, and Project Continuation." [Revisions submitted to Human-Computer Interaction Journal]

  2. Pe-Than, E.P.P., Dabbish, L., and Herbsleb, J.D. "Collaborative Writing at Scale: Investigation of Pull-Based Model on GitHub." [Under the review of CSCW 2020]

  3. Nolte, A., Pe-Than, E.P.P., Filippova, A., Bird, C., Scallen, S., and Herbsleb, J.D. (2018). "You Hacked and Now What?: - Exploring Outcomes of a Corporate Hackathon." In Proceedings of the ACM on Human Computer Interaction, 2 (CSCW’18), Article 129, 23 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3274398

  4. Pe-Than, E.P.P., Nolte, A., Filippova, A., Bird, C., Scallen, S., and Herbsleb, J.D. (2018). "Designing Corporate Hackathons with a Purpose." IEEE Software, 36 (1), 15-22. https://doi.org/10.1002/asi.23863

Referred Conference Publications

  1. Pe-Than, E.P.P. and Herbsleb, J.D. (2019). "Understanding Hackathons for Science: Collaboration, Affordances, and Outcomes." In Taylor N., Christian-Lamb C., Martin M., Nardi B. (eds) Information in Contemporary Society, iConference’19. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 11420 (iConference’19), pp. 27-37. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-15742-5_3

Referred Short Publications

  1. Pe-Than, E.P.P., Dabbish, L., and Herbsleb, J.D. (2018). "Collaborative Writing on GitHub: A Case Study of a Book Project." In Companion of the 2018 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW’18), pp. 305-308. https://doi.org/10.1145/3272973.3274083

Referred Workshop Publications

  1. Pe-Than, E.P.P., Herbsleb, J.D., Nolte, A., Gerber, E., Fiore-Gartland, B., Chapman, B., Moser, A., and Wilkins-Diehr, N. (2018). "The 2nd Workshop on Hacking and Making at Time-Bounded Events: Current Trends and Next Steps in Research and Event Design." In Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA’18), paper W35, 8 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3170427.3170615

Technical Reports

  1. Pe-Than, E.P.P., and Nolte, A. (2018). "The 2nd Workshop on Hacking and Making at Time-Bounded Events." Technical Report CMU-ISR-18-109, Carnegie Mellon University. http://eipapa.github.io/files/ISR-techreport-2018.pdf

Posters

  1. Pe-Than, E.P.P., Dabbish, L., and Herbsleb, J.D. (2019). "Collaborative Writing at Scale: A Case Study of Two Open-Text Projects Done on GitHub." Paper presented at The Future of Work, Human Computer Interaction Consortium (HCIC'19). http://eipapa.github.io/files/HCIC-poster-2019.pdf

  2. Pe-Than, E.P.P., Dabbish, L., and Herbsleb, J.D. (2019). "Collaborative Writing at Scale: A Case Study of Two Open-Text Projects Done on GitHub." Poster presented at the 7th ACM Conference on Collective Intelligence 2019 (CI'19). https://ci.acm.org/2019/assets/proceedings/CI_2019_paper_65.pdf http://eipapa.github.io/files/CI-poster-2019.pdf

  3. Pe-Than, E.P.P., Momcheva, I., Tolleud, E., and Herbsleb, J.D. (2019). "Hackathons for Science, How and Why?" Poster presented at the 233rd Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #233, id.459.11. https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2019AAS...23345911P/abstract

  4. Powell, J., Hayden, L., Nolte, A., Herbsleb, J.D., Pe-Than, E.P.P., Wong, M., Kalyanam, R., Ellet, K., Pamidighantam, S., Traxler, K., and Cannon, A. (2018). "An Analysis of the PEARC 2018 Science Gateways Community Institute Hackathon: Lessons Learned." Poster presented at Gateways 2018 organized by the Science Gateways Community Institute (SGCI). https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.7070309.v2

  5. Pe-Than, E.P.P., Nolte, A., Filippova, A., Bird, C., Scallen, S. and Herbsleb, J.D. (2018). "An Empirical Study of Team Familiarity, Goal Setting, and Process in Time-Bounded Events." Poster presented at the 13th Annual Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research Conference (INGRoup’18).

Teaching


Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Instructor
  CI6221Information Visualization (cross-listed, graduate)Aug 2016
  CI6228Managing Information Systems (graduate)Jan 2016
  IN9008Digital Social Games for Organizations (undergraduate)Jan 2015

Teaching Assistant
  IN9006Social Computing and Applications (graduate)Jan 2014
  CS2008Fundamentals of Research (undergraduate)Aug 2013
  CI6208Research Methods and Data Analysis for Information Professionals (graduate)Jan 2013
  CI6222Mobile & Ubiquitous Applications (graduate)Aug 2012

University of Computer Studies, Yangon

TutorFundamentals of Data Structures (undergraduate)2006–2007
Operating Systems (undergraduate)2006–2007

Professional Services


Reviewing

2020 ECIS: European Conference on Information Systems
iConference
2019 CSCW: ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work
ECIS: European Conference on Information Systems
iConference
2018 CHI: ACM Conference on Computer-Human Interaction
ECIS: European Conference on Information Systems
iConference
2017 CHI: ACM Conference on Computer-Human Interaction
Journal of Information Science Theory and Practice
2016 Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking
Aslib Journal of Information Management
2015 ECIS: European Conference on Information Systems

Organizing

2019 World of Code (WoC) Hackathon, Carnegie Mellon University
2018 Science Gateways Hackathon by the Science Gateways Community Institute (SGCI), collocated with PEARC18 Conference, Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh
2018 The 2nd Workshop on Hacking and Making at Time-Bounded Events: Current Trends and Next Steps in Research and Event Design, ACM CHI'18 conference, Montreal, Canada

Volunteering

2020 Member of the SCS Voting Study Committee
2016 The 66th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA)
2011–2013 Graduate Admission Exercise, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
2011 International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo2011)

Professional Associations


ACMAssociation for Computing Machinery
ACM SIGCHISpecial Interest Group on Computer–Human Interaction
ACM SIGSOFTSpecial Interest Group on Software Engineering
ASIS&TAssociation for Information Science & Technology

References


James Herbsleb
  Professor of Computer Science
  Institute for Software Research
  School of Computer Science
  Carnegie Mellon University

Alexander Nolte
  Lecturer (Assistant Professor), Institute of Computer Science, University of Tartu
  Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Software Research, Carnegie Mellon University