January 29th, 2018


Throughout our research endeavors, our group disseminates key findings through posters presented at academic workshops and conferences.


Bridging the Gap: Training Strategies to Advance the Adoption of Cyberinfrastructure by Researchers

Andrea Chirino, Caroline Harvey, Ryan Johnson, and Kerk Kee
Spring 2019

Creating an Optimal Environment for the Development of Cyberinfrastructure

Ashley Ima, Rochelle Salvador, and Kerk F. Kee
Spring 2019 

Best Social and Organizational Practices of Successful Science Gateways and Cyberinfrastructure Projects

Bethanie Le, Faith Escalera, and Kerk F. Kee
Spring 2019 

An Investigation of Communication Techniques between Internal and External Groups within Cyberinfrastructure

Chye Shoong Chin and Kerk F. Kee
Spring 2019

The Role of Facilitator Networks in Cyberinfrastructure Adoption

Cara Cummings and Kerk Kee
Spring 2019



“Power Up”: A Strategic Communication Campaign to Increase Campus Awareness about Cyberinfrastructure

Kamaile Galindo, Kerk Kee, and Andrew Schrock
Fall 2018

Lesser Known Key Components of Cyberinfrastructure

Taylor Collins, Kate Peters, Ashley Jensen, Luke Bradbury, & Kerk Kee
Fall 2018

Understanding Cyberinfrastructure Adoption: The Effect of Social Norms and Culture

Natalie Shanaa, Leora Kalili, Morgan Venn, JJ Wu and Kerk Kee
Fall 2018

The Four Building Blocks to Run a Successful Cyberinfrastructure Project

Madison Conrad, AnnMarie Maciel, Emilie Allen, Adrienne Courey, Emilee Mast-Monnig, & Kerk Kee
Fall 2018

Three Core Capacity Units for Cyberinfrastructures

Sasha Baharestani, Kimberly LaChaine, Don Bingham and Kerk Kee
Fall 2018

Lesser Known Key Components of Cyberinfrastructure

Sal Ochoa III, Paloma Leiton, Sebastian Medina, Jenny Kim, Hannah Kim, and Kerk Kee
Fall 2018 

The Key Behavioral Practices that Define Cyberinfrastructure

Abbey Francis, Alyssa Karpas, Amber Ingram, Chase Vombaur, Jack McKeon, and Kerk Kee
Fall 2018 

What Influences How Stakeholders Collaborate in the Cyberinfrastructure World?

Chloe Pace, Andrew Schrock and Kerk Kee
Spring 2018

This poster describes why different stakeholders collaborate on shared cyberinfrastructure projects.

Overcoming the Barriers of Cyberinfrastructure Development and Implementation

Jamie McCain, Alexa Ferrante, Pat Phornthanavarsit, and Kerk Kee
Spring 2018 

This poster discusses the barriers to cyberinfrastructure development and implementation, as well as strategies to overcome these barriers.

eScience Software Development: The Beginnings of a Theoretical Understanding

Jacob Lopez, Devin Velasco, & Kerk Kee
Spring 2018 

This poster illuminates how new eScience software development is shaped by person-person, object-person, and object-object interactions.

Key Steps to Adopting Cyberinfrastructure at Research Universities 

Jennifer Rulon, Shaun Chin, Jack Atkinson, & Kerk Kee
Spring 2018 

This poster looks at the key steps that a supercomputing center must take in order to build capacity for CI adoption at a research university.

Cyberinfrastructure Development and Implementation: Challenges and Solutions

Juliette Atchekzai, Samantha Mountjoy, & Kerk Kee
Spring 2018 

This poster considers unique challenges and potential associated solutions during the development and implementation of cyberinfrastructure.


How Education Facilitates the Adoption of Cyberinfrastructure 

Chloe Pace, Andrew Schrock and Kerk Kee
Fall 2017 

This poster outlines three ways educators can encourage adoption of Cyberinfrastructure: creating analogies, volunteering assistance, and finding solutions to barriers.

Recruiting, Training and Mentoring Undergraduate Social Science Students to Study Cyberinfrastructure as a Socio-Technical Innovation

Tyler Papera, Andrew Schrock and Kerk Kee
Fall 2017 

This poster describes three strategies for teaching undergraduate students about Cyberinfrastructure: extensive recruitment, experiential training, and peer mentorship.

Understanding Group Communication in Capacity Building in Cyberinfrastructure (CI)

Raizi Simons, Andrew Schrock and Kerk Kee
Fall 2017 

This poster illuminates three relationships between group communication and capacity-building: face-to-face and personalized support; online support in small groups; and in-person workshops and courses.

Pathways to Adopting Cyberinfrastructure (CI)

Tyler Papera, Lydia Benjamin, Jamie McCain, Andrew Schrock and Kerk Kee
Spring 2017 

This poster maps three pathways for adopting Cyberinfrastructure: networking, education, and administration.



Understanding the Human Factor as a Dimension of Cyberinfrastructure

Lydia Benjamin, Jamie McCain and Kerk Kee
Fall 2016 

This poster examines the role of human participants, especially in training and support, community of practice, and advocacy, in the complex phenomenon of cyberinfrastructure.

Accelerating Cyberinfrastructure Adoption: Understanding the Strategies behind Expediting Diffusion

Kyle Herron, Jamie McCain, Lydia Benjamin and Kerk Kee
Fall 2016

This poster examines the roles of the teach-to-fish strategy, readiness to change, and institutional support in expediting cyberinfrastructure diffusion.

Accelerating Cyberinfrastructure: Understanding Innovation Attributes and Adopter Categories of the Diffusion of Innovations Theory in the Context of e-Science

Lydia Benjamin, Mona Sleiman and Kerk Kee
Spring 2016 

This poster examines how organizational capacity relates to diffusion theory, specifically innovation attributes and adopter categories, within the process of CI adoption.

The Multidimensionality of Cyberinfrastructure: Objects, Practices, and Ideologies in the e-Science Community

Samantha Stein, Mona Sleiman and Kerk Kee
Spring 2016 

This analysis revels preliminary findings about the objects, practices and ideologies that make up cyberinfrastructure.

Strategic Opinion Leadership for the Adoption and Diffusion of Cyberinfrastructure

Jamie McCain, Mona Sleiman and Kerk Kee
Spring 2016 

This poster sets forth three specific strategies (i.e., storytelling, teach-to-fish, and one-to-many) that opinion leaders can employ to promote CI adoption and diffusion.


An Investigation of Collaboration Between Internal and External Groups within e-Science

Michelle Williams, Mona Sleiman and Kerk Kee
Fall 2015 

This poster builds upon research of communication by examining how different media (e.g., face-to-face communication, computer-mediated communication) are utilized in a variety of contexts (e.g., internal, external, hybrid) by dispersed collaborators.

Assessing Organizational Readiness in E-Science Projects

Alex Rushka, Mona Sleiman and Kerk Kee
Fall 2015 

This poster provides a preliminary investigation of organizational assessment of e-science projects to adopt cyberinfrastructure, which will allow these e-science groups to adopt new strategies that would improve their capacity for cyberinfrastructure diffusion.

Learning the Ropes: Fostering Positive Culture Through Documentation, Leadership, and Socialization within Organizations

Sami Jarjour, Mona Sleiman and Kerk Kee
Fall 2015 

In an investigation about organizational culture, this poster examines how documentation, socialization, and leadership within an organization can foster positive culture, which will ultimately lead an organization to reach its highest potential.

The Group Approach to Spreading Awareness of Cyberinfrastructure in the Larger U.S. Scientific Community

Erica Dean, Mona Sleiman and Kerk Kee
Fall 2015 

In order to understand the spread of awareness in cyberinfrastructure, this poster investigates how the group approach and the individual approach differ in the context of diffusion of awareness.

The Recursive Cycle of Sustainability in e-Science Organizations

Tyler Bice, Mona Sleiman and Kerk Kee
Fall 2015 

This poster sets forth an explanation for the relationship between funding, organizational structure, and track record in the context of sustainability in e-science organizations.

The Social Factors of Virtual Organizations: Fostering Relationships, Promoting Motivation, and Establishing a Lead Coordinator

Amanda Lee, Mona Sleiman and Kerk Kee
Fall 2015 

Through comparing and contrasting traditional organizations and virtual organizations, this poster offers evidence that certain social factors are essential for both traditional organizations and also virtual organizations.

Towards a Hybrid Model of Communication & Organizing in the Modern Workplace

Michelle Williams, Mona Sleiman, Christian Keroles and Kerk Kee
Spring 2015 

This poster offers a hybrid model of communication in which dispersed collaborators balance face-to-face interactions with virtual interactions in order to meet objectives and achieve synergy.

Repurposing tools – A Diffusion Strategy

Mona Sleiman, Christian Keroles and Kerk Kee
Spring 2015 

Through the lens of the theory of diffusion of innovation and concept of reinvention, this poster examines the relationship between a tool’s potential for reinvention and repurposing and its potential for diffusion.


The Key Principles of Virtual Organization Structures that Promote the Sustainable Development of Emerging Computational Tools

Christian Keroles, Len Hamilton and Kerk Kee
Fall 2014 

This poster discusses principles of the ‘long now’ mindset, facilitating synergy, and reconfiguring motivational structure as strategies that promote effective, productive, and sustainable tool development.

Time Related Issues in e-Science Project and Computational Tool Development

Joanna Diaz, Mona Sleiman and Kerk Kee
Fall 2014 

This poster offers insights into critical time-related issues in projects, such as stability in staffing, life cycle of a project, and divided time, all of which affect the success of an e-science project and its computational tool development.

Attributes of Successful Computational tools in Big Data Science

Grace Kim, Megan Mogannam and Kerk Kee
Spring 2014 

In examining the characteristics of experimental computational tools in prototype and incubator phases, certain characteristics are argued to be particular attributes that make the tool well adopted and diffused throughout the larger scientific community.

Being Permanently Beta: The Iterative Nature of Computational Tools in Big Data Science

Tracey Hartsock, Brett Robertson and Kerk Kee
Spring 2014 

This poster elaborates on the key activities of tools and how they are used and implemented by researchers in computational and data-enabled science and engineering. Practical strategies for both developers and users include: the initial need, feedback, and redevelopment of tools through interactive communication between user and developer.

Funding, Structure, and Shared Responsibility: Macro Conditions Shaping the Computational and Big Data Movement

Ryo Nakagawara, Megan Mogannam and Kerk Kee
Spring 2014 

In essence, this project investigates the various limitations and advantages of the funding tensions, organizational structure, and motivations of the virtual organization teams themselves and how they shape the way computational scientists, domain scientists, institutions and federal agencies function.

Looking Inside the Black Box: Computational Tool Development in Big Data Science

Len Hamilton, Whitney Caldwell and Kerk Kee
Spring 2014 

This poster offers insights into the key activities that constitute productive collaborations among multidisciplinary participants in computational tool development and implementation in big data science.

Overcoming Challenges of Geographic Dispersion in Virtual Organizations for Big Data Science

Mona Sleiman, Whitney Caldwell and Kerk Kee
Spring 2014 

This investigation offers strategies for geographically dispersed collaborators. Recommendations include: construct a routine schedule to convene, engage in periodical face-to-face relationship, and understand a dynamic objective that serves as a driving force for the vision of the project.

The Role of Feedback in the Nonlinear Development and Use of Computational Tools in Big Data Science

Dean Navarro, Brett Robertson and Kerk Kee
Spring 2014 

The key focus on this poster is on the role of feedback in linking development and use through the different stages of tool evolution and discusses collaboration in the development phase, the importance of feedback, and how to collaborate with feedback.