Daren C. Brabham conducts research into online communities and the role of new media technologies in society. He has written extensively about crowdsourcing, a problem solving and production model where organizations tap into the collective intelligence of online communities. He is the author of the books Crowdsourcing (MIT Press, 2013) and Crowdsourcing in the Public Sector (Georgetown University Press, 2015), as well as more than a dozen articles and chapters appearing in such publications as Convergence; Planning Theory; Information, Communication & Society; American Journal of Preventive Medicine; and The Participatory Cultures Handbook. His research has been supported by funding from the U.S. Federal Transit Administration, the IBM Center for the Business of Government, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. He earned an M.S. and Ph.D. in communication from the University of Utah and a B.A. from Trinity University.