Sean Patrick Goggins - Mizzou Engineering

Sean Patrick Goggins

Sean Patrick Goggins


113 Naka Hall

Phone: 484-683-5037


Electrical Engineering and Computer Science


Sean Goggins is a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Missouri. Sean’s research focuses generally on social computing, with specific active projects in ppen source software health and sustainability, serious games, and cybersecurity. Goggins is a founding member of the Linux Foundation’s working group on community health analytics for open source software CHAOSS, a co-creator of Mission Hydro Sci, and the author of over 100 papers and three books focusing 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. His work is funded by the National Science Foundation, the Sloan Foundation, the Ford Foundation, Mozilla, Red Hat Software, the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research. Goggins is also the creator of the Data Science and Analytics master’s program at Missouri .


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
Open source software
Serious games