Dario Taraborelli (DarTar) is the Senior Research Analyst, Strategy, at the Wikimedia Foundation. Dario is a key part of the Wikimedia Foundation Strategy Team, whose job it is to advance Wikimedia's strategic thinking on an ongoing basis, and to help organize relevant research and analytics.
Dario most recently was a postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in Social Simulation, University of Surrey in the UK. Previously he was Marie Curie Fellow at the Department of Psychology, University College London. He holds a PhD in Cognitive Science from École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, France, an MSc in Cognitive Science, and an MA in Philosophy of Science. He has taught at various universities, including Sciences Po in Paris, Université Paris 7, and École Normale Supérieure. He has served as advisor and editor for numerous scientific publications, organizations and conferences.
Notably, Dario has participated in wiki-related research and development since 2004. He is lead developer of WikkaWiki, an open source wiki engine; developer of WikiTracer, a prototype toolkit for wiki analytics; and founder and developer of ReaderMeter, a mashup visualizing readership of scholarly publications. He has led or participated in many other projects relevant to wikis and social media. See http://nitens.org/taraborelli/research for a list of his research projects and publications.