Lionel Robert

Office: 
105 S. State St.
Phone: 
734/764-5296
Assistant 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
Crowdwork
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:
https://www.si.umich.edu/academics/phd/phd-information

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 http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/136918.

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, http://pubsonline.informs.org/doi/abs/10.1287/isre.2016.0666 or http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/134402.

Robert, L. P. and Romero, D. (2017). "The Influence of Diversity and Experience on the Effects of Crowd Size," JAIST, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/asi.23653/abstract or http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/113094.

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), https://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/136162.

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), http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/136163.

Romero, D., Reinecke, K., Robert, L. P. (2017). "The Influence of Early Respondents: Information Cascade Effects in Online Event Scheduling," WSDM (16% acceptance rate), https://doi.org/10.1145/3018661.3018725 or http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/134703.

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, https://doi.org/10.1145/2998181.2998261 or http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/133953.

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

Education

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