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International Advisory Board

The CCC International Advisory Board functions as a high-level group to advise and guide CCC staff in the accomplishment of the centre’s objectives. Leading international researchers in computer science, communication studies, linguistics and philosophy compose the board.

Advisory Board Members 

RICH LING (PhD, University of Colorado, sociology) is the Shaw Foundation Professor
of Media Technology, at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He has an adjunct position at the University of Michigan. Prof. Ling has studied the social consequences of mobile communication for the past two decades. He has written The mobile connection (Morgan Kaufmann, 2004), New Tech, New Ties (MIT, 2008) and most recently Taken for grantedness (MIT, 2012). He is a founding co-editor of Mobile Media and Communication (Sage) and the Oxford University Press series Studies in Mobile Communication. He was recently named a fellow of the International Communication Association. 

ANTTI OULASVIRTA is Senior Researcher, Associate Professor, at Aalto University, Finland. He received his doctorate in Cognitive Science from the University of Helsinki in 2006, after which he was a Fulbright Scholar at the School of Information in UC Berkeley in 2007-2008 and a Senior Researcher at HIIT in Finland in 2008-2011. During his postgraduate studies in 2002-2003, he was an exchange student at UC Berkeley's Neuropsychology Lab and did an internship at T-Labs in Berlin in 2006. Dr. Oulasvirta is an associate editor of International Journal of Human-Computer Studies and Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, and he serves as a subcommittee chair for the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.  

GERALDINE FITZPATRICK is Professor of Design and Assessment of Technology and Head of the Human Computer Interaction (HCI) Group in the Faculty of Informatics at the Vienna University of Technology.  Prior to this, she was Director of the Interact Lab at Sussex Uni, User Experience consultant at Sapient in London, and Snr Research Fellow at the Distributed Systems Technology Centre and the Centre for Online Health in Australia. She also has a clinical background, having previously worked as a nurse and midwife.  Her research is at the intersection of social and computer sciences, with a focus on how we design pervasive, tangible and Web 2.0 technologies to fit in with everyday contexts of work, play and daily life. She has a particular interest in technology-support for health and well-being, older people, and supporting social interaction and collaboration. 

NANCY BAYM is a Principal Researcher with the Social Media Collective at Microsoft Research in Cambridge MA and a Visiting Professor of Comparative Media Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has written on online community, online audiences, and interpersonal relationships and new media. Her books include Personal Connections in the Digital Age (Polity) and, with Annette Markham, Internet Inquiry: Conversations about Method (Sage.)

JACK COPELAND is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Turing Archive for the History of Computing at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, where he has taught since 1985 and is Chair of the School of Philosophy and Religious Studies. His publications include The Essential Turing (Oxford Univ. Press, 2004); Alan Turing's Automatic Computing Engine (Oxford Univ. Press, 2005); Colossus: The Secrets of Bletchley Park's Codebreaking Computers (Oxford Univ. Press, 2006); Logic and Reality (Oxford Univ. Press, 1996); and Artificial Intelligence (Blackwell, 1993, 2nd edition forthcoming); and he has published more than 100 articles on the philosophy and history of computing, the philosophy of mind, and philosophical logic. He is currently writing a book on Turing's philosophical and logical work, Turing's Machines, and also a book on the philosophy of religion. He is founding editor of The Rutherford Journal for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, and serves on the editorial boards of various philosophical journals.

STEFAN GELFGREN is Director at Humlab, Umeå University, Sweden, and Associate Professor in Sociology of Religion. He has a background in History of Ideas and Church History. He has an interest in, and have published about, the relation between societal, technical and religious transformations, but also in pedagogy in relation to digital technology. His recent work focuses on digital technology in general and social media in particular within the fields of religion and pedagogy – for example in Cheong, Ess, Fisher-Nielsen, Gelfgren, eds. (2012) Digital Faith and Culture: Perspectives, Practices and Futures (New York; Peter Lang).