Saiph Savage is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at West Virginia University, where she directs the Human Computer Interaction Laboratory (HCI @ WVU Lab). She is also a visiting professor at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), and adjunct professor at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Her research in Social Computing and Crowdsourcing focuses on the design of systems that spark better coordination of volunteers and empower communities to reach more complex goals. Saiph has been recognized with the Conacyt-UC MEXUS Doctoral Fellowship, Google Anita Borg Scholarship, and is also currently a member of Microsoft's BizSpark, and director of the Anita Borg Community powered by Google. She holds a bachelors degree in Computer Engineering from UNAM as well as a masters and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara.