The C-‐IKNOW ‘My Dream Team Assembler’ has been developed and built by the SONIC Research Group at Northwestern University in close collaboration with the DELTA Lab at Georgia Tech. The purpose of this tool is to help form teams of experts. Some of the latest deployments of this project have been in a class setting where students were asked to form teams based on their preferences for a team member.
The ‘My Dream Team Assembler’ application uses preference matching and network heuristics to provide recommendations for team assembly and is based on ongoing research in the two labs. SONIC has been at the forefront of developing a suite of heuristics for recommending collaborations between researchers in the past. We use some of the same network heuristics like ‘Friend of a Friend’ and ‘Birds of a Feather’ to help form teams.
We envision ‘My Dream Team Assembler’ to be a one-‐stop destination for forming teams and hence we are in the early stages of incorporating some key features like messaging services, profile search engine and profile editors to give our users a satisfactory experience of forming teams with ease.