Sean Patrick Goggins

Sean Patrick Goggins

Sean Patrick Goggins, Professor

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Sean Goggins stands in a road in front of lawns and trees while wearing a grey shirt.


Sean Goggins is a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Missouri, where his research foci are open source software and human-centered data science. Sean is a founding member of the Linux Foundation’s working group on community health analytics for open source software CHAOSS. His work is funded by the National Science Foundation, the Sloan Foundation, the Ford Foundation, Mozilla, the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research. Sean is also the creator of the Data Science and Analytics master’s program at Missouri. Sean’s publications focus on understanding how social technologies influence organizational, small group and community dynamics, typically including analysis of electronic trace data from systems combined with the perspectives of people whose behavior is traced.


  • PhD from the University of Missouri
  • MS from the University of Minnesota
  • MS from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
  • BS from the University of Wisconsin - Madison

Technical Focus

Social computing
Machine learning
Open source software
Games for learning
Data science

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