Melissa Bator (PhD, University of California Santa Barbara) is the academic coordinator at CITS whose current research focuses on the knowledge sharing interactions among organizations within the international development community. She is particularly interested in the non-coercive movement of organizational knowledge from the private realm of the organization to the public realm, such as through organizational participation in online forums for giving and receiving advice, information etc.
Daniel is a graduate student researcher with CITS and a M.S. student in Computer Science at UCSB. He has an interdisciplinary background at the intersection of Economics and Computer Science and is currently pursuing research projects in social computing and social network analysis. At CITS, Dan manages the center's media presence and works to publicize the research efforts of the center and its faculty research affiliates.