Just like summer comes and goes, people do, too. Join us in introducing new faces and saying goodbye to others.
After spending three years at LISH as a Postdoctoral Fellow, Misha Teplitskiy
is now an Assistant Professor at the School of Information at the University of Michigan. He is sad to be leaving the LISH community that has been such a stimulating and friendly home, but is excited about next steps.
In August, we welcomed Kathrin Reinsberger
, who joined the LISH team as a visiting fellow. She will collaborate with the lab on crowds, contests and communities until late September. She comes from the Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
at Vienna University of Economics and Business, where she holds a position as an Assistant Professor. Currently, Kathrin is working on finalizing a paper on participants’ self-selection in crowdsourcing contests, but is open to new ideas for joint research projects.
In July, LISH welcomed Chiara Iseppon who has joined the team as a visiting student. Until the end of September, she will be working on her Master thesis on the barriers to innovation contests in the Italian healthcare sector. Chiara has a Bachelor's degree in Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology and she is close to finishing her studies in Management Engineering at Politecnico di Milano. She is really grateful for the opportunity and happy to have met such amazing people!
Austin Sechrest is departing LISH after spending the summer as a Student Research Assistant at the lab. We asked him a few questions about his time at LISH and what he's looking forward to after he leaves:
What was your favorite thing about being a Student Research Assistant at LISH?
: I loved the casual feel that the office had, and I really felt like I was able to learn a lot! Everybody was really friendly and there are always new people joining the team, so it was cool to hear different perspectives from people of all sorts of backgrounds.
What kind of projects did you work on?
: My main focus was working on a project with Patrick Ferguson
looking at season ticket holder data from the Australian Football League. My projects generally revolved around using data to answer questions about sports, whether that be on or off the field.
What are you looking forward to doing next after LISH?
: I’m excited for my last year at school and then getting ready to go into the real world! I’m hoping that the experience that I gained here will help me as I enter the workforce. My goal is to work as a data analyst for a professional sports team, and I definitely think I’ll be able to apply the skills that I gained from working here wherever I end up.