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Dr. Jeffrey V. Nickerson
Dr. Jeffrey V. Nickerson

Professor and Director of the Center for Decision Technologies

Location:

631 Babbio Center

Phone:

201.216.8124

Fax:

201.216.5385

Email:

jnickers@stevens.edu
Courses:
MIS 730
MGT 726
BT 435
 

Department:  

Information Systems

Research Center:  

Center for Decision Technologies

Research & Education
Research

  • Crowds
  • Collective intelligence
  • Social networks
  • Design and creativity
  • Decision making

 Most recently posted papers on my SSRN page

Publications by year http://www.stevens.edu/jnickerson Publications by topic http://www.stevens.edu/jnickerson/indextopic.htm

 

   
Education
  • Ph.D.(1994), Computer Science, New York University
  • M.S. (1987), New York University
  • M.F.A. (1982) Rhode Island School of Design
  • B.A. (1980), U.C. Berkeley
Achievements & Professional Societies
Grants, Contracts & Funds

 

NSF Social Computational Systems, NSF Science of Design, NSF Creative IT, NSF ITR, DHS, Office of Naval Research

 

Professional Societies

  • AIS 
  • IEEE
  • ACM
  • Cognitive Science Society

Selected Publications
Journals

  • Yu, L. and Nickerson, J. V.. (2013). "An Internet Scale Idea Generation System", ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems, 3 (1), Article 2.  abstract and paper  .


  • Nickerson, J. V., Corter, J. E., Tversky, B., Rho, Y-J., Zahner, D., Yu, L.. (2013). "Cognitive Tools Shape Thought: Diagrams in Design", Cognitive Processing,  Abstract and paper for download from SSRN  .


  • Nickerson, J.V. zur Muehlen, M.. (2006). "The Ecology of Standards Processes: Insights from Internet Standards Making", MISQ (Special Issue),  Abstract and paper for download from SSRN  .


  • Corter, J. E., C. J., Esche, S., Chassapis, C., Ma, J., and Nickerson, J. V.. (2011). "Process and Learning Outcomes from Remotely-Operated, Simulated, and Hands-On Student Laboratories.", Computers & Education, (57), 2054-2067.


  • Nickerson, J. V.. (2009). "Adversarial Design Games and the Role of Anticipation in Sensor Networks", Risk and Decision Analysis, 1 (2), 75-83.


  • Olariu, S., and Nickerson, J. V.. (Nov 2008). "A Probabilistic Approach to Integration", Decision Support Systems, 4 (45), 746-763.


  • Zahner, D., Nickerson, J. V., Tversky, B., Corter, J. E., and Ma. J. (2010). "A Fix for Fixation? Re-representing and abstracting as creative processes in the design of information systems", Maher, M., Kim, Y. S., and Bonnardel, N., Artificial Intelligence in Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing, 2 (24).


  • Matsuka, T. Sakamoto, Y, Chouchourelou, A. and Nickerson, J. V.. (Aug 2008). "Toward a descriptive cognitive model of human learning", Neurocomputing., 13-15 (71), 2446-2455.


  • Corter, J. E., Nickerson, J. V., Esche, S. K. Chassapis, C. Im, S., Ma, J.. (Aug 2007). "Constructing Reality: A study of remote, hands-on and simulated laboratories", ACM Transactions on Computer Human Interaction, Article 7. 2 (14).


  • Nickerson, J.V., Corter, J.E., Esche, S.K., and Chassapis, C.. (2007). "A Model for Evaluating the Effectiveness of Remote Engineering Laboratories and Simulations in Education", Computers and Education, 3 (49), 708-725.


  • Wang, R. and Nickerson, J. V.. (Mar 2007). "Search Strategy Optimization for Intruder Detection", IEEE Sensors Journal, 7 (3), 315-316.  Link to paper  .


  • Stolkin, R., Vickers, L., and Nickerson, J. V.. (Mar 2007). "Using Environmental Models To Optimize Sensor Placement", IEEE Sensors Journal, 3 (7), 319-320.


  • Stolkin, R., Vickers, L., & Nickerson, J. V.. (Dec 0, 2007). "Computational environmental models aid sensor placement optimization", IEEE Sensors Journal, 7 (3), 319-320.  Link to paper  .


  • Ma, J., Nickerson, J.V.. (2006). "Hands-on, Simulated and Remote Laboratories: A Comparative Literature Review", ACM Computing Surveys, Article No. 7. 3 (38), 1-24.


  • Nickerson, J.V.. (2006). "Teaching the Integration of Information Systems Technologies", IEEE Transactions on Education, 49 (2), 271-277.  Link to paper  .


  • Nickerson, J.V.. (Sep 2005). "A Concept of Communication Distance and its Application to Six Situations in Mobile Environments", IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, (5), 409-419.


  • zur Muehlen, M., Nickerson, J.V., and Swenson, K.D. (2005). "Developing Web Services Choreography Standards: The case of REST vs. SOAP", Decision Support Systems, 1 (40), 9-29.


  • Nickerson, J.V.. (2005). "Logical Channels: Using Web Services for Cross-Organizational Workflow", Business Process Management Journal, 11 (3).


  • O'Gorman, L, Nickerson, J.V.. (1989). "An Approach to Fingerprint Filter Design", Pattern Recognition, 22 29-38.


  • Nickerson, J.V.. (1989). "Circumventing the Barriers of Computation", Semiotica, 74 329-335.


  • Nickerson, J.V.. (1985). "The Mind's Eye and the CRT Terminal: Towards a Diagrammatic Interface", Visible Language, 29 (3), 387-400.


  • Book Chapters

  • Nickerson, J.V. and Yu, L.. (2013). "Going Meta: Design space and evaluation space in software design", Software Designers in Action, Petre, M. and van der Hoek, A, CRC Press. in press.  Abstract and paper for download from SSRN  .


  • Genc, Y., Sakamoto, Y., and Nickerson, J.V.. (2011). "Discovering context: Classifying tweets through a semantic transform based on Wikipedia", Foundations of Augmented Cognition: Directing the Future of Adaptive Systems, D. Schmorrow and C. Fidopiastis, LNCS 6780, Springer.  Abstract and paper for download from SSRN  .


  • Tversky, B., Corter, J.E., Yu, L., Mason, D., and Nickerson, J. V.. (2012). "Representing Category and Continuum: Visualizing Thought. In Diagrammatic Representation and Inference", Lecture Notes in Computer Science 7352, P. T. Cox, B. Plimmer, P. Rodgers, ,, (eds). pp. . . 23–34.


  • Conference Proceedings

  • Kittur, A., Nickerson, J. V., Bernstein, M. S., Gerber, E. M., Shaw, A. D., Zimmerman, J., Lease, M., Horton, J. J.,. (2013). "The Future of Crowd Work", CSCW.  Abstract and paper for download from SSRN  .


  • Yu, L. and Nickerson, J.V.. (2011). "Cooks or Cobblers? Crowd Creativity through Combination", CHI.


  • Creamer, G. G., Ren, Y. and Nickerson, J. V.. (2012). "A Longitudinal Analysis of Asset Return, Volatility and Corporate News Network", Business Intelligence Congress.  Abstract and paper for download from SSRN  .


  • Nickerson J.V. and Yu, L.. (2012). "Crowds and Machines: Systems for Social Creativity", Workshop on Semi-Automated Creativity: Software as a Creative Collaborator at the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Creativity and Cognition .  Abstract and paper for download from SSRN  .


  • Yu, L., Nickerson, J.V., Sakamoto, Y.. (2012). "Collective Creativity: Where we are and where we might go", Collective Intelligence.  Abstract and paper for download from SSRN  .


  • Genc, Y., Mason, W., and Nickerson, J.V.. (2012). "Semantic Transforms Using Collaborative Knowledge Bases", Workshop on Information in Networks.  Abstract and paper for download from SSRN  .


  • Kyriako, H., Englehardt, S., and Nickerson, J. V.. (2012). "Networks of Innovation in 3D Printing", Workshop on Information in Networks.  Abstract and paper for download from SSRN  .


  • Nickerson, J.V. and Yu, L. (2010). "There’s Actually a Car, Perspective taking and evaluation in software-intensive systems design conversations", Studying Professional Software Design, An NSF-Sponsored International Workshop.  Download  (4305 kb PDF).


  • Yu, L., Nickerson, J.V. and Tversky, B. (2010). "Discovering Perceptions of Personal Social Networks through Diagrams", Seventh Annual International Conference on the Theory and Application of Diagrams.


  • Yu, L. and Nickerson, J.V.. (2009). "Discovering the Perception of Technology through Diagrams", Proceedings of the Special Interest Group on Pragmatist Information System Research Workshop at the International Conference on Information Systems.  Download  (87 kb PDF).


  • Nickerson, J.V. and Corter, J.E.. (2009). "Clarity from Confusion: Using intended interactions to design information systems", Proceedings of the Fifteenth Americas Conference on Information Systems.


  • Corter, J.E., Rho, Y., Zahner, D., Nickerson, J.V., and Tversky, B.. (2009). "Bugs and biases: Diagnosing misconceptions in the understanding of diagrams", Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.


  • Sakamoto, Y., Ma, J., and Nickerson, J. V.. (2009). "2377 people like this article: The influence of others' decisions on yours", Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.


  • Nickerson, J. V., Corter, J. E., Tversky, B., Zahner, D., and Rho, Y.. (2008). "Diagrams as a tool in the design of information systems", Design Computing and Cognition'08, Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands. JS Gero and A Goel.


  • Corter, J.E., Nickerson, J. V., Tversky, B, Zahner, D., and Rho, Y.. (2008). "Using Diagrams at Tools to Design Information Systems", Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.


  • Tversky, B., Corter, J.E., Nickerson, J. V., B, Zahner, D., and Rho, Y. (2008). "Transforming Descriptions and Diagrams to Sketches in System Design", Diagrammatic Representation and Inference: Fifth International Conference, Diagrams 2008, Proceedings. Springer, LNAI 5223 . G. Stapleton, J. Howse, and J. Lee.


  • Nickerson, J. V., Corter, J. E., Tversky, B., Zahner, D., and Rho,Y. (2008). "The Spatial Nature of Thought: Understanding information systems design through diagrams", Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems. Boland, R., Limayem, M., Pentland B,  pdf  .


  • Sakamoto, Y., Sadlon, E. and Nickerson, Jeffrey V.. (2008). "Bellweathers and the Emergence of Trends in Online Communities", Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.


  • Ben-Zvi, T., Nickerson, J.V.,. (Dec 2008). "The Changing Shape of Networks: Experiments in Market Evolution", Proceedings of the 18th Annual Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS), Paris.


  • Ben-Zvi T., and Nickerson, J. V.. (Jul 2007). "Sensor Placement Learning Automata", Proceedings of the INFORMS International Conference, Puerto Rico.


  • Ben-Zvi T., and Nickerson, J. V.. (2007). "A Strategy for Object Recognition with Detection Errors", Seventeenth Annual Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS), Montreal, Canada.


  • Ben-Zvi, T., and Nickerson, J. V.. (2007). "Responding to Changing Situations: Learning automata for sensor placement", Military Communications Conference (MILCOM), Orlando, FL.


  • Shi, H., Kruger, D. & Nickerson, JV.. (2007). "Incorporating environmental information into underwater acoustic sensor coverage estimation in estuaries", Military Communications Conference, Orlando, FL.


  • Nickerson, J.V., Olariu, S.. (Dec 0, 2007). "Courier Assignment in Social Networks", Proceedings of the 40th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.


  • Nickerson, J.V.. (Dec 0, 2007). "Assembling Sensor Networks", Proceedings of the 40th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.


  • Blake, M. B. Sliva, A.L., zur Muehlen, M., and Nickerson, J. V.. (Jan 2007). "Binding Now or Binding Later: The performance of UDDI registries", 40th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.


  • Nickerson, J.V., Olariu, S.. (Dec 0, 2007). "Protecting with Sensor Networks: Attention and Response", Proceedings of the 40th Annual Hawai'i International Conference on System Sciences.


  • Sakamoto, Y., & Nickerson, J. V.. (2007). "Social behavior in a team of autonomous sensors", IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, New Brunswick, NJ. G. Muresan, T. Altiok, B. Melamed, and D. Zeng, 189-192.


  • Goldman, I, Barrett, S, and Nickerson, J. V.. (May 2007). "Optimization of Multi-Attribute Tasks for Underwater Motion of Robotic Sensor Agents", IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, New Brunswick, NJ. G. Muresan, T. Altiok, B. Melamed, and D. Zeng.


  • Shi, H., Kruger, D., Nickerson, JV.. (2007). "Environmental impact on underwater surveillance systems in estuary areas", IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, New Brunswick, NJ. 369.


  • Nickerson, J.V.. (2006). "Reconvening after an Emergency", Proceedings of the 16th Annual Workshop on Information Technology Systems (WITS). 4.


  • Ma, J., and Nickerson, J. V.. (2006). "A Pattern Approach to Understand Group Collaboration in Hands-on and Remote Laboratories", Pre-ICIS HCI Research in MIS Workshop (HCI/MIS'06).


  • L. Vickers, Stolkin, R., Nickerson, J.V.. (Dec 0, 2006). "Computational environmental models aid sensor placement optimization", MILCOM.


  • Olariu, S., Nickerson, J.V.. (Dec 0, 2006). "Integration: Reaching consensus in low-diameter wireless networks", MILCOM.


  • Matsuka, T., Y. Sakamoto, Nickerson, J.V., Chouchourelou. (Dec 0, 2006). "A Cognitive Model of Multi-Objective/Multi-Concept Formation", International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks.


  • Jian, J-Y., Matsuka, T., Nickerson, J.V.. (Dec 0, 2006). "Recognizing Deception in Trajectories", Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.


  • Jian, J-Y., Matsuka, T., Nickerson, J.V.. (Dec 0, 2006). "Towards Deceptive Intention: Finding Trajectories and Its Analysis", Proceedings of the 50th Annual Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Meeting.


  • Meng, Y., J. Gan, Nickerson, J.V.. (Dec 0, 2006). "Multi-robot Aggregation Strategies with Limited Communication", IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems .


  • Meng, Y., Nickerson, J.V., J. Gan. (Dec 0, 2006). "Hierarchical Multi-robot Coordination: Aggregation Strategies using Hybrid Communication", 3rd International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics.


  • Matsuka, T., Nickerson, J.V.. (Dec 0, 2006). "Modeling human hypothesis testing behaviors with simulated evolutionary processes. ", Proceedings of the IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence International Conference on Evolutionary Computation.


  • Matsuka, T., Nickerson, J.V., Jian, J-Y.. (Dec 0, 2006). "A prototype model that learns and generalize Medin, Alton, Edelson, & Frecko (1982) XOR category structure like humans do", Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.


  • Nickerson, J.V.. (0, 2006). "Flying Sinks: Heuristics for movement in sensor networks", The 39th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.


  • Nickerson, J.V., Olariu, S.. (0, 2005). "A Measure for Integration and its Application to Sensor Network", Workshop on Information Technology and Systems. (best paper nomination).


  • Olariu, S., Nickerson, J.V.. (Dec 0, 2005). "Protecting with Sensor Networks: Perimeters and Axes", MILCOM.


  • Stolkin, R., Nickerson, J.V.. (Dec 0, 2005). "Combining multiple autonomous mobile sensor behaviors using local clustering", MILCOM.


  • Nickerson, J.V.. (Dec 0, 2005). "The Meaning of Arrows: Diagrams and Other Facets in System Sciences Literature ", 38th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.


  • Kamakaris, T Nickerson, J.V.. (Dec 0, 2005). "Connectivity Maps: Measurements and applications ", 38th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.


  • Nickerson, J.V., S. S. Skiena. (Dec 0, 2005). "Attention and Communication: Decision Scenarios for Teleoperating Robots", 38th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.


  • Nickerson, J.V.. (Dec 0, 2005). "Knowing How to Design Systems", HICSS Workshop on Multi-disciplinary Systems Design Knowledge.


  • Zur Muehlen, M., Nickerson, J.V., and Weske, M.. (2004). "Web Services and Workflow: Composition, Collaboration, Coordination", Proceedings of the 37th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.


  • Corter, J.E., Nickerson, J.V., Esche, S.K., Chassapis, C.. (Dec 0, 2004). "Remote vs. Hands-on Labs: Immersion, Learning modes, and Student Preferences", Frontiers in Education.


  • Nickerson, J.V., Richard Reilly, R.. (Dec 0, 2004). "A Model for Investigating the Effects of Machine Autonomy on Human Behavior", Proceedings of the 37th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. (IEEE Computer Society Press), 10 pages.  Link to paper  .


  • Nickerson, J.V.. (Oct 0, 2004). "Robots and Humans Reconvening", IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics.


  • Nickerson, Jeffrey V.; zur Muehlen, Michael. (Dec 12, 2003). Defending the Spirit of the Web: Conflicts in the Internet Standards Process. MISQ Workshop on ICT standardization at the 2003 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2003). Seattle, WA, USA.


  • Nickerson, J.V.. (Dec 0, 2003). "Event-based Workflow and the Management Interface", Proceedings of the 36th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. (IEEE Computer Society Press), 10 pages.  Link to paper  .


  • Nickerson, J.V.. (0, 1994). "Limits of Graphic Representation", IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages.. 178-179.


  • Nickerson, J.V.. (Dec 0, 1993). "Visual Conventions for System Design Using Ada 9X: Representing Asynchronous Transfer of Control.", Tri-Ada 1993 Proceedings, Association for Computing Machinery.. 379-384.


  • O'Gorman, L., Nickerson, J.V.. (Dec 0, 1988). "Matched filter design for fingerprint image enhancement", International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing. 916-919.


  • Report

  • Nickerson, J.V.. (Dec 0, 2004). "Rally Point Simulations",  Link to paper  .


  • Nickerson, J.V.. (Dec 0, 1994). "Visual Programming", Computer Science, New York University, New York. Ph.D. 183-194.


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