Konstan's work lies broadly in the field of human-computer interaction. Most of the work relates to recommender systems -- personalization software -- and how personalization algorithms can be improved to provide better user experience. He also works more broadly on social computing -- challenges in how technology supports (or fails to support) collaboration and on health applications of technology (particularly web and mobile behavioral interventions for health improvement).
Ph.D. Graduates Max Harper (2019); Qian Zhao (2018); Raghav Karumur (2018); Daniel Kluver (2018; co-advised with John Riedl); Vikas Kumar (2018; co-advised with Loren Terveen); Raghav Karumur (2018); Tien Nguyen (2016); Michael Ekstrand (2014; co-advised with John Riedl); Aditya Pal (2012); Jilin Chen (2011); Pamela Ludford Finnerty (2007; co-advised with Loren Terveen); Sean McNee (2006); Brian Bailey (2002); Alex Safonov (2002); Ben Schafer (2001; co-advised with John Riedl); Jon Herlocker (2000).
Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley (1993) M.S. in Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley (1990) A.B. in Computer Science, Harvard University (1987)
Joseph Konstan joined the Department of Computer Science & Engineering in 1993 as an assistant professor and was later promoted to a professor. He also currently serves as the associate dean for research for the College of Science and Engineering and served as the associate head of the department from 2008-15. Konstan was named a Distinguished McKnight University Professor in 2009 and a Distinguished University Teaching Professor in 2010. He also was named an ACM Fellow in 2008 and an IEEE Fellow in 2013.
Selected Grants Learning Engineering: Instrumenting a large-scale Student Information System for research Konstan, J., Varma, S., Chen, B.; Schmidt Futures Foundation; 3/20/20 - 12/31/23
Development, Usability Evaluation, and Pilot Feasibility Study of an mHealth Application Supporting Self-Management of Accidental Bowel Leakage, "I"M ABLe Bliss, D. Z., Benbenek, M. M., Konstan, J. A. & Gurvich, O. V.; NIH NINR NATL INST OF NURSING; 12/25/20 - 11/30/23
HCC: Small: Experiments in Community Q&A Konstan, J. A.; National Science Foundation; 9/1/13 - 8/31/18