I consider myself an interdisciplinary scholar in information systems and management. My research goal is to advance our knowledge on the design and management of information technologies to facilitate and support meaningful, social connections and promote effective collaboration. Over the years, I have examined a wide variety of phenomena in business use of social media, online community design, geographically dispersed teams and collaboration technologies in organizations. Much of my research is deeply rooted in social science theories from organization science, social psychology, and sociology. I employ a wide variety of methods to study these phenomena including conventional methods like case studies, experiments and statistical analysis as well as unconventional methods like agent-based modeling. Another noteworthy feature of my research is its interdisciplinary nature. Collaboration with researchers from other disciplines, primarily computer science, has enabled me to tackle problems that require both strong theories and creative algorithmic designs.