Lionel Robert

4388 North Quad
Associate Professor of Information, School of Information

Areas of interest

In the past, my research focused on teamwork with technology. However, as my interests have broadened a more accurate description would be to say that I now focus on the collaboration through and with technology.

The specific areas are listed below:

1) Online Collaboration
Virtual Teams
Technology Mediated Teams

2) Human Robot Collaboration
Teamwork with Robots
Human Autonomous Vehicle Interaction

3) Sharing Economy
Coordination and Cooperation through Digital Platforms
Trust in Digital Platforms

For a complete list of all my publications see:

I am currently accepting doctoral students in each of those areas.

For more information see:

Recently accepted papers:

Robert, L. P., Dennis, A.R. and Ahuja, M. (forthcoming in 2018). "Differences are Different: Examining the Effects of Communication Media on the Impacts of Racial and Gender Diversity in Decision-Making Teams," Information Systems Research (ISR), link to the preprint version

You, S. and Robert, L. P. (forthcoming in 2018). "Emotional Attachment, Performance, and Viability in Teams Collaborating with Embodied Physical Action (EPA) Robots," Journal of the Association of Information Systems (JAIS), link to the preprint version

You, S. and Robert, L. P. (2018). "Human-Robot Similarity and Willingness to Work with a Robotic Co-Worker," Proceedings of the 13th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction (HRI 2018), (Acceptance rate: 23%), March 5–8, 2018, Chicago, IL, USA,

Robert, L. P. and You, S. (2018). "Disaggregating the Impacts of Virtuality on Team Identification," Proceedings of the 20th ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work (GROUP 2018), (Acceptance rate: 23.4%), link to the copy provided by the author:

Robert, L. P. and You, S. (2018). "Are you Satisfied Yet? Shared Leadership, Individual Trust, Autonomy and Satisfaction in Virtual Teams," Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JAIST), 69(4), pp. 503-513, or

You, S. and Robert, L. P. (2017). "Teaming Up with Robots: An IMOI (Inputs-Mediators-Outputs-Inputs) Framework of Human-Robot Teamwork," International Journal of Robotic Engineering, (IJRE), 2(3), link to the preprint version

Robert, L. P. (2017). "The Growing Problem of Humanizing Robots, International Robotics & Automation Journal," (IRAJ), 3(1), or

Zhang, A. F., Livneh, D., Budak, C., Robert, L. P. Romero, D. (2017). "Crowd Development: The Interplay between Crowd Evaluation and Collaborative Dynamics in Wikipedia," Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction (PACM-HCI),1(CSCW), Article 119, November 2017,

Robert, L. P. and Sykes, T. (2017). "Extending the Concept of Control Beliefs: Integrating the Role of Advice Networks," Information Systems Research (ISR), 28(1), pp. 84–96, or

Robert, L. P. and Romero, D. (2017). "The Influence of Diversity and Experience on the Effects of Crowd Size," Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JAIST), 68(2), pp. 321–332, or

Ye, T., You, S., Robert, L. P. (2017). "When Does More Money Work? Examining the Role of Perceived Fairness in Pay on the Performance Quality of Crowdworkers," ICWSM (14% acceptance rate), or

Zhang, A. F., Livneh, D., Budak, C., Robert, L. P., Romero, D. (2017). "Shocking the Crowd: The Effect of Censorship Shocks on Chinese Wikipedia," ICWSM (14% acceptance rate), or

Romero, D., Reinecke, K., Robert, L. P. (2017). "The Influence of Early Respondents: Information Cascade Effects in Online Event Scheduling," WSDM (16% acceptance rate), or

Ye, T. and Robert, L. P. (2017). "Does Collectivism Inhibit Individual Creativity? The Effects of Collectivism and Perceived Diversity on Individual Creativity & Satisfaction in Virtual Ideation Teams," CSCW, or

Honors & Awards

Carnegie Junior Faculty Development Fellowship
BAT Ph.D. Fellowship
KMPG Peat Marwick Ph.D. Foundation Fellowship

3 New Faculty Commendation for Teaching Commitment 2006-2008

2 Best Paper, Honorable Mention/Nomination Awards


B.S., University of Louisiana, Lafayette
M.S., Clemson University
M.S., University of Louisiana, Lafayette
M.B., Indiana University, Bloomington
Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington

Research Projects