Dr. Wanita Sherchan received her PhD in Computer Science from Monash University (Australia) in 2009. From 2009 to mid 2011, she was a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at CSIRO ICT Centre where she worked in large collaborative projects on e-Government services. Her work focused on trust aspects in services computing and online social networks. Later she joined Monash University as a Research Fellow where she worked on context-awareness in mobile crowdsensing applications.
Wanita is interested in computational trust and reputation management; selection, ranking, recommendation techniques; social networks/social media analysis and mobile crowdsensing applications.
Since joining IBM Research in May 2012 Wanita is working in the disaster management area as part of IBM Research's Smarter Planet initiative. Currently, her work is focused on the social and community aspects of crisis management.