Max Loubser

 Max Loubser

Max Loubser is a DPhil student at the OII and Magdalen College. His thesis research is on governance in peer production projects with a focus on Wikipedia.

Profile

Max Loubser is a doctoral student at the Oxford Internet Institute. His research interests include peer/collaborative knowledge production, future Internet architectures and network and information security.

He holds a BSc degree in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa and a Master's degree in Internetworking from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. He joined Oxford University in October 2005 as a Rhodes Scholar at Magdalen College.

His current work is related to the social structure of Wikipedia and similar collaborative projects.

Positions held at the OII

  • DPhil Alumnus, August 2010 -
  • DPhil Student, January 2007 - July 2010

Research

Past projects

  • Performance of distributed problem-solving networks

    August 2007 - February 2008

    Addressing the uncertainties that surround the coordination and performance of 'Distributed Problem Solving Networks' (DPSN), as well as the areas in which these new Internet-based forms offer advantages over more familiar modes of problem-solving.

Thesis

Loubser, M. (2010) Organisational Mechanisms in Peer Productions: The Case of Wikipedia. DPhil Thesis, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford.

Supervisor