C-IKNOW (Cyber-infrastructure for Inquiring Knowledge Networks On the Web) is conceived and visioned by Prof. Noshir Contractor based on decades of on-going research in social networks communities. It is being actively developed by Guangyao “York” Yao, Yun Huang, Jinling Li and Hugh Devlin in the Science of Networks in Communities (SONIC) research group at Northwestern University.
C-IKNOW evolves from I-KNOW. Previous contributors include Dan Zink, Mike Chan, Peter Taylor, Dana Serb, Ryan Kanno, Mike Armstrong, Shyam Kurup, Emily Wang, Sean Mason, Jered Wierzbicki, Jeff Tamer, Hank Green, Steven Harper, Nat Bulkley, and Andy Don.
C-IKNOW development is supported primarily by grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S Army Research Laboratory and U.S Air Force Research Laboratory.