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I have been editing Wikipedia for 18 years and since 2012 I've become an avid Wikidata contributor. Some of my proudest contributions to Wikipedia are about bloody chapters in London history; hypothetical astronomy; as well as natural, technical, and political disasters.
I am a compulsive new article creator, a WikiGnome, and an unabashed inclusionist. I also care a lot about information provenance and verifiability.
Between 2015 and 2019 I served as the Foundation's Director of Research, overseeing the organization's research strategy and driving our research collaboration and outreach efforts with industry, academia, and the Wikimedia movement. Prior to this role, I was the lead of the Research and Data team, a role I took on after joining WMF in 2011.
I helped coordinate Wikimedia's early research outreach and policy making experiments via the Research Committee and I co-authored the Wikimedia Foundation's Open Access policy, which secures the openness and reusability of all the output of WMF's research collaborations. A lot of my energy these past years went into bridging the gap between the Wikimedia movement and academia, shepherding a community building an open repository of source metadata to serve free knowledge, and making the scholarly citation graph part of the public domain. You can read more about my work at nitens.org.