Pamela J. Hinds is professor of management science and engineering and director of the Center on Work, Technology, & Organization in the Department of Management Science & Engineering. She studies the effect of technology on groups. She 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 has also been exploring the relationship between national culture and technology use and is especially interested in the design of collaborative technologies for use across national boundaries.