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Drew Paine

Drew Paine
Drew Paine
Postdoctoral Researcher

Drew Paine investigates collaborative scientific software development using ethnographic and user research methods. In USS he works on the Usable Data Abstractions (UDA), Science Capsule and Deduce projects studying the work of scientists from multiple domains so as to inform the design of tools to facilitate their research.

He received his PhD from the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA in August 2016. Working in Dr. Charlotte Lee's Computer Supported Collaboration (CSC) Laboratory, Drew investigated the collaborative work of scientists in physics & astronomy, microbiology, oceanography, and climate science. He received a Software Engineering BS from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in May 2010.

Journal Articles

Drew Paine, Charlotte P. Lee, "Coordinative Entities: Forms of Organizing in Data Intensive Science", Journal of Computer Supported Cooperative Work, February 11, 2020, doi: 10.1007/s10606-020-09372-2

Conference Papers

Christine T. Wolf, Drew Paine, "Sensemaking Practices in the Everyday Work of AI/ML Software Engineering", IEEE/ACM 42nd International Conference on Software Engineering Workshops (ICSEW’20), ACM, April 5, 2020, doi: 10.1145/3387940.3391496

Christine T. Wolf, Julia Bullard, Stacy Wood, Amelia Acker, Drew Paine, Charlotte P. Lee, "Mapping the “How” of Collaborative Action: Research Methods for Studying Contemporary Sociotechnical Processes", CSCW '19: Conference Companion Publication of the 2019 on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, November 10, 2019, doi: 10.1145/3311957.3359441

Process has been a concern since the beginning of CSCW. Developments in sociotechnical landscapes raise new challenges for studying processes (e.g., massive online communities bringing together vast crowds; Big Data technologies connecting many through the flow of data). This re-opens questions about how we study, document, conceptualize, and design to support processes in complex, contemporary sociotechnical systems. This one-day workshop will bring together researchers to discuss the CSCW community’s unique focus and methodological toolkit for studying process and workflow; provide a collaborative space for the improvement and extension of research projects within this space; and catalyze a network of scholars with expertise and interest in addressing challenging methodological questions around studying process in contemporary, sociotechnical systems.

Drew Paine, Lavanya Ramakrishnan, "Surfacing Data Change in Scientific Work", iConference 2019, Springer Verlag, March 19, 2019, 15-26, doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-15742-5_2

David P. Randall, Drew Paine, Charlotte P. Lee, "Educational Outreach & Stakeholder Role Evolution in a Cyberinfrastructure Project", 2018 IEEE 14th International Conference on e-Science, IEEE Computer Society, 2018, 201-211, doi: 10.1109/eScience.2018.00035


Cheah You-Wei, Drew Paine, Devarshi Ghoshal, Lavanya Ramakrishnan, Bringing Data Science to Qualitative Analysis, 2018 IEEE 14th International Conference on e-Science, Pages: 325-326 2018, doi: 10.1109/eScience.2018.00076