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

Supervisors at the OII


Past projects

  • Performance of distributed problem-solving networks

    Participants: Professor William H. Dutton, Professor Paul Allan David, Dr Tobias Escher, Dr Wolf Richter, Dr Matthijs den Besten, Dr Max Loubser, Dr Robert Ackland, David A. Bray, Irene Cassarino, Karen Croxson, Professor Jean-Michel Dalle, Dr Aldo Geuna, Dr Jukka-Pekka Onnela, Felix Reed-Tsochas, Philipp Tuertscher

    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.