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2018 Early Career Academic Achievement Alumni Award

Eric Gilbert
Eric Gilbert

Eric Gilbert is the John Derby Evans Associate Professor in the University of Michigan’s School of Information and a professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the university.

Before joining Michigan, Gilbert (BS Math and CS ’01, PhD CS ’10) led the comp.social lab at Georgia Tech.

Gilbert is a sociotechnologist, with a research focus on building and studying social media systems. His work has been supported by grants from Facebook, Samsung, Yahoo!, Google, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

Gilbert's work also has been recognized with multiple best-paper awards. He is the recipient of an NSF CAREER Award and two teaching recognitions at Georgia Tech: the Young Faculty Award from the Sigma Xi chapter and the Class of 1969 Teaching Fellow.