Pamela J. Hinds is an Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Center on Work, Technology, & Organization in the Department of Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University. She studies the effect of technology on groups. Pamela has conducted extensive research on the dynamics of geographically distributed work teams, particularly those spanning national boundaries. She explores issues of culture, language, identity, conflict, and the role of site visits in promoting knowledge sharing and collaboration. Most recently, she has been exploring the relationship between national culture and work practices, particularly the work practices of designers. Pamela also conducts research on professional service robots in the work environment, examining how people make sense of them and how they affect work practices.
She is co-editor with Sara Kiesler of the book Distributed Work (MIT Press). Her research has appeared in journals such as Organization Science, Research in Organizational Behavior, Human-Computer Interaction, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. She is on the editorial boards of Organization Science and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision rocesses. Hinds hold a Ph.D. in Organizational Science and Management from Carnegie Mellon University.