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University of Vermont-Google

Open-Source Complex Ecosystems And Networks (OCEAN)



About


The goal of this Vermont Complex Systems Center project at the University of Vermont is to deepen understanding of how people, teams and organizations thrive in technology-rich settings, especially in open-source projects and communities. The Google Open-Source Programs Office, a division of Google that manages Google’s use and release of open source software and promotes open source programming, has provided the University of Vermont (UVM) Complex Systems Center a $1 million unrestricted gift to support open source research. The Google award will establish a collaboration between the Google Open Source team and UVM to begin building a community-oriented body of research focused on understanding how open source platforms are used and what makes technology-rich environments thrive.

The University of Vermont Complex Systems team has identified the initial research projects that will be conducted with the award. They include:

-How people, teams, and organizations thrive in technology-rich settings.
-Trade-offs between organizational structure and the spread of ideas and information.
-Investigating how scientists and software developers use computational and collaborative tools and platforms.
-Understanding what conditions allow individuals and communities to succeed in open source software and open science.


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OCEAN Principal Investigators

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James Bagrow - Vermont Complex Systems Center, UVM

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Laurent Hébert-Dufresne - Vermont Complex Systems Center, UVM


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OCEAN Core Team

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James Bagrow - OCEAN PI, Vermont Complex Systems Center, Mathematics and Statistics, UVM


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Chris Danforth - OCEAN Senior Personnel, Vermont Complex Systems Center, Mathematics and Statistics, UVM


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Nick Cheney - OCEAN Senior Personnel, Vermont Complex Systems Center, Computer Science, UVM


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Milo Trujillo - OCEAN PhD Fellow Vermont Complex Systems Center, UVM


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Salty the Sea Otter - OCEAN



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Laurent Hébert-Dufresne - OCEAN PI, Vermont Complex Systems Center, Computer Science, UVM


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Josh Bongard - OCEAN Senior Personnel, Vermont Complex Systems Center, Computer Science, UVM


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Jean-Gabriel Young -
OCEAN Research Assistant Professor, Vermont Complex Systems Center, Computer Science, UVM


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Juniper Lovato
OCEAN Program Director
Vermont Complex Systems Center, UVM


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Peter Sheridan Dodds - OCEAN Senior Personnel, Director, Vermont Complex Systems Center, Mathematics and Statistics, UVM


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John Meluso - OCEAN Postdoctoral Fellow Vermont Complex Systems Center, UVM


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Salty the Sea Otter and her crew - OCEAN