Dr. Quentin Jones is an Associate Professor with a Ph.D. in Information Systems fromUniversity of Haifa, Israel. Hehas received many grants from National Science Foundation to developuser-location and social-activity awaremobile applications for community building, collaboration and customer discovery. To achieve that goal, Dr. Jones built an NJIT test-bed with NSF funding – a wireless and mobile environment forlocation-based online community. He currently supervises four Ph.D. students working in the area of human-centered computing. Their work advances social inference in the context of social computing applications, specifically:(1) the prevalence of social inference risks; (2) people´s difficulties in accurately predicting social inference risks; and (3) the relation between information entropy and social inference. They also enable predicting possible social inferences by modeling users´ background knowledge and calculating information entropy, and guiding how social inference support systems can be deployed that protect user privacy.
2008-2011 NSF CNS-0831753 and CNS-0831785, “ANET: Mobius: A Multi-Tier Socially-Aware Network Infrastructure“. PI Borcea C, Co-PI Jones Q.
2009-2012NSF IIS-1041476, "EAGER: Transforming Everyday Social Activity Coordination Through Mobile Outeraction-Support Systems," PI Jones Q.
2007-2008 NSF SGER-HCC $100,113 Synchronous Social-Interaction-Space Recommender Systems: Supporting Individual and Community Needs.
2007-2008 NSF IIS DST - REU Supplement for “Using GeoTemporal Social Matching to Support Community.”. Pending Final Approval by Program officer $12,000. PI: Jones Q., Co-PI: Borcea C., Co-PI: Hiltz S.R., Co-PI: Manikopoulos C., and Co-PI: Amento B.
2007-2008 NSF IIS ITR-CreativeIT SGER 0714158 $198,598. Fostering Creativity in Ubiquitous Social Computing through Casual and Formal Interactions in Interdisciplinary Design Studios. PI: Jabi W., Co-PI: Jones Q., Co-PI: Borcea C., Co-PI: Passerini K., and Co-PI: Churchill E.
2005-2008 NSF IIS DST 0534520 $749,608. Using GeoTemporal Social Matching to Support Community. PI: Jones Q., Co-PI: Borcea C., Co-PI: Hiltz S.R., and Co-PI: Amento B.
2005-2008 NSF CNS 0454081 $950,398 (NSF $791,998 / Required NJIT Match $158,400). CRI: ´SmartCampus´ A Wireless Mobile Community System with People-To-People-To-Places Services. PI: Jones Q., Co-PI: Borcea C., Co-PI: Hiltz S.R., and Ziaveras S.,
2005 NSF IIS DST 0543332 REU Supplement $12,000. Collaborative Research: Mark This! - Operationalizing the Notion of "Place" For Interactive Community Systems.
2004-2005 Hewlett Packard Technology for Teaching Grant Initiative Higher Education grant ($69,591) SmartCampus. PI Jones Q., Co-PI Hiltz S.R., Co-PI Manikopoulos C., and Co-PI Tekinay S.
2003-2005 NSF DST IIS 0543332 and 0308018 $521,044 (NJIT $347,633 / UMN $173,411). Collaborative Research: Mark This! - Operationalizing the Notion of "Place" For Interactive Community Systems. PI: Jones Q., Co-PI: Terveen L. (UMN), and Co-PI: Whittaker S. (Univ. of Sheffield).