About Shilad Sen

Professor Sen's research is in designing systems that empower people to be effective online community contributors. His research draws on techniques from data-mining, machine learning, systems design, human-computer interaction, and Social Science theory.
His interests range from collaborative filtering algorithms research to intelligent displays of user-created tags - specifically, building software systems, applying data mining and machine learning techniques on huge data sets, and writing software apps that touch a large number of users.
EDUCATION: B.A. Northwestern University;PhD University of Minnesota.
Professor Sen has been teaching at Macalester since 2008.


Present Associate Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science, Macalester College


Research Interests

Online Communities, Collective Intelligence, and Recommender Systems


  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Internet Computing
  • Operating Systems
  • Networks

Contact Information

Olin 233
Macalester College
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
(651) 696-6273


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