Lionel Robert

105 S. State St.
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

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

For more information see:

Recently accepted papers:

You, S. and Robert, L. P. (accepted in 2017) "Emotional Attachment, Performance, and Viability in Teams Collaborating with Embodied Physical Action (EPA) Robots," JAIS, link to the preprint version

Robert, L. P. and Sykes, T. (2017). "Extending the Concept of Control Beliefs: Integrating the Role of Advice Networks," 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," JAIST, 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),

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),

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 Fellowship
KMPG Peat Marwick Foundation Fellowship

3 New Faculty Commendation for Teaching Commitment 2006-2008

Best Paper Award, Honorable Mention ACM CSCW 2016
Best Paper Nomination HICSS 2012


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