David W. McDonald is a Professor in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) at University of Washington. Dr. McDonald has ongoing projects studying collaboration in Wikipedia, social matching, fostering healthy behavior all through systems that interleave computation with human activity. He has published research on ubiquitous sensing for behavior change, collaboration in distributed contributor systems, collaborative authoring, recommendation systems, and public use of large screen displays. His general research interests span Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI).
Dr. McDonald earned his PhD in Information and Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine. At UC Irvine he was part of the Computing, Organizations, Policy and Society (CORPS) group. He worked at FX Palo Alto Laboratory in the Personal and Mobile technology group and at AT&T Labs, Human Computer Interaction group. Dr. McDonald recently finished serving as a Program Director for the Human Centered Computing (HCC), Network Science and Engineering (NetSE), and Social Computational Systems (SoCS) programs at the National Science Foundation (NSF).