Dr. Juan Pablo Alperin is a co-director of the #scholcommlab, as well as an Assistant Professor at the Canadian Institute for Studies in Publishing and an Associate Director of Research of the Public Knowledge Project at Simon Fraser University, Canada.

He is a multi-disciplinary scholar, with training in computer science (BMath, University of Waterloo), social science (MA Geography, University of Waterloo), and education (PhD, Stanford University), who believes that research, especially when it is made freely available (as so much of today’s work is), has the potential to make meaningful and direct contributions to society, and that it is our responsibility as the creators of this research to ensure we understand the mechanisms, networks, and mediums through which our work is discussed and used.

A list of his publications and presentations can be found at alperin.ca/cv, and he can be found on Twitter at @juancommander.