Saiph Savage is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and the J. Wayne and Kathy Richards Faculty Fellow in Engineering at West Virginia University. Professor Savage is also the director of the Human Computer Interaction Laboratory at West Virginia University and a visiting professor at the the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. She earned her B.S. in Computer Engineering from the National Autonomous University of Mexico and M.A. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Professor Savage’s research in Social Computing and Crowdsourcing focuses on the design of systems that spark better coordination of volunteers and empower communities to reach more complex goals.
Howard, Philip N., et al. “Social Media, Civic Engagement, and the Slactivism Hypothesis: Lessons from Mexico’s ‘El Bronco.'” Journal of International Affairs 70.1 (2016): 55-73.
Savage, Saiph, Andres Monroy-Hernandez, and Tobias Höllerer. “Botivist: Calling Volunteers to Action using Online Bots.” Proceedings of the 19th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing. ACM, 2016.
Farzan, Rosta, Saiph Savage, and Claudia Flores Saviaga. “Bring on Board New Enthusiasts! A Case Study of Impact of Wikipedia Art+ Feminism Edit-A-Thon Events on Newcomers.” International Conference on Social Informatics. Springer International Publishing, 2016.