Lodewijk Gelauff is postdoctoral scholar at the Deliberative Democracy Lab in the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law. He is also a member of the Crowdsourced Democracy Team. He is a project lead of the Self-Moderating Platform for Online Deliberation, an online video chat platform that can scale small-group conversations with a structured agenda, and the Stanford Participatory Budgeting platform. His work focuses on online technologies for societal decision making.

Lodewijk has been an active contributor and volunteer in the Wikipedia/Wikimedia community in various roles including as a founder and core organizer of the photography competition Wiki Loves Monuments, and was named the 2021 Wikimedia Laureate.

Honors & Awards

  • Wikimedia Laureate / 20th Year Honouree, Wikimedia Foundation (2021)

Professional Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Stanford University, MGTSC-PHD (2023)
  • Master of Science, Stanford University, MGTSC-MS (2020)
  • Master of Science, Leiden University, Chemistry and Science Based Business (2014)
  • Bachelor of Science, Leiden University, Molecular Science and Technology (2010)

Stanford Advisors


  • PB Stanford, Stanford University

    PB Stanford is a platform that supports local governments and NGO's to set up a budgeting vote in the Participatory Budgeting framework.




    • Ashish Goel, Professor of Management Science and Engineering and, by courtesy, of Computer Science, Stanford University
    • Sukolsak Sakshuwong, School of Engineering
  • Stanford Platform for Online Deliberation, Stanford University

    An online video platform that helps scale and moderate online deliberations over video chat.




    • James Fishkin, Stanford University
    • Ashish Goel, Professor of Management Science and Engineering and, by courtesy, of Computer Science, Stanford University
    • Kamesh Munagala, Professor of Computer Science, Duke University
    • Sukolsak Sakshuwong, School of Engineering
    • Alice Siu, Communication

All Publications

  • ACHIEVING PARITY WITH HUMAN MODERATORS A self-moderating platform for online deliberation ROUTLEDGE HANDBOOK OF COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE FOR DEMOCRACY AND GOVERNANCE Gelauff, L., Nikolenko, L., Sakshuwong, S., Fishkin, J., Goel, A., Munagala, K., Siu, A., Boucher, S., Hallin, C. A., Paulson, L. 2023: 202-221
  • Wiki Loves Monuments: crowdsourcing the collective image of the worldwide built heritage Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage Azizfard, N., Gelauff, L., Gransard-Desmond, J., Redi, M., Schifanella, R. 2022

    View details for DOI 10.1145/3569092

  • Robust Allocations with Diversity Constraints Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) Shen, Z., Gelauff, L., Goel, A., Munagala, K. 2021
  • Who Is in Your Top Three? Optimizing Learning in Elections with Many Candidates AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing (HCOMP) Garg, N., Gelauff, L., Sakshuwong, S., Goel, A. 2019: 22–31
  • Schrijven voor Wikipedia Gelauff, L. L. van Duuren Media. 2018
  • Comparing voting methods for budget decisions on the ASSU ballot Gelauff, L. L., Sakshuwong, S., Garg, N., Goel, A. Stanford University. Stanford, CA. 2018


    During the 2018 Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU; Stanford’s student body) election and annual grants process, the Stanford Crowdsourced Democracy Team (SCDT) ran a research ballot and survey to develop insights into voting behavior on the budget component of the ballot (annual grants) where multiple grant requests (hereafter: ‘projects’) are considered. We provided voters with additional voting methods for the budget component, collected further insights through a survey and demonstrated the viability of the proposed workflow.

  • International comparison of technology transfer data University Technology Transfer Zwetsloot, F. J., Gelauff, L. L., Tijssen, R. J. Routledge. 2016: 428–435
  • A molecular cage of nickel(II) and copper(I): a [{Ni(L)(2)}(2)(CuI)(6)] cluster resembling the active site of nickel-containing enzymes CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS Angamuthu, R., Gelauff, L. L., Siegler, M. A., Spek, A. L., Bouwman, E. 2009: 2700–2702


    A new mononuclear low-spin nickel(II) dithiolato complex, [NiL(2)] (1), reacts with copper iodide to form the hetero-octanuclear cluster [{Ni(L)(2)}(2)(CuI)(6)] (2) with four trigonal-planar CuI(2)S and two tetrahedral CuI(2)S(2) sites; anagostic interactions between the nickel(II) ions and aromatic protons have been demonstrated by variable-temperature NMR studies to pertain in solution.

    View details for DOI 10.1039/b900423h

    View details for Web of Science ID 000265890600024

    View details for PubMedID 19532926