Paul Resnick

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Paul Resnick is the Michael D. Cohen Collegiate Professor of Information and Associate Dean for Research and Innovation at the University of Michigan School of Information. He was a pioneer in the fields of recommender systems and reputation systems. The GroupLens system he helped develop was awarded the 2010 ACM Software Systems Award. He co-authored the book Building Successful Online Communities: Evidence-Based Social Design. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Michigan and a doctorate in computer science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (Disclosure: he previously served as a part-time, paid consultant to Facebook from May 2018 - May 2020.)