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Marc A. Smith

Marc A. Smith is a sociologist specializing in the social organization of online communities and computer-mediated interaction. Smith leads the Connected Action consulting group and lives and works in Silicon…

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Ben Shneiderman

Ben Shneiderman (www.cs.umd.edu/~ben) is a professor in the Department of Computer Science and founding director (1983-2000) of the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory (www.cs.umd.edu/hcil) at the University of Maryland. He was elected…

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Itai Himmelboim

Itai Himelboim from the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia where he studies the role social media plays in news, political and international communication. He applies network…

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Wasim Ahmed

Wasim Ahmed

Dr Wasim Ahmed obtained his PhD from the Information School at the University of Sheffield. He regularly contributes to the popular LSE Impact blog on social media software. Wasim has…

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Jure Leskovec

Jure Leskovec is assistant professor of Computer Science at Stanford University. His research focuses on mining large social and information networks. Problems he investigates are motivated by large scale data,…

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Harald Meier

Harald Meier is a Diploma-Geographer who graduated from the Department of Geography at the University of Münster, Germany, in 2010. His diploma thesis offered a new approach to world city…

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Natasa Milic-Frayling

As Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research Cambridge (MSRC), Natasa Milic-Frayling sets research directions for the Integrated Systems group (http://research.microsoft.com/is), a cross-disciplinary team focused on design, prototyping and evaluation of information…

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Derek L. Hansen

Derek L. Hansen is  an Assistant Professor at Brigham Young University's Information Technology program in the School of Technology (http://it.et.byu.edu/). Dr. Hansen completed his PhD from the University of Michigan’s School of Information…

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Cody Dunne

Cody Dunne recently graduated with a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Maryland Human Computer Interaction Lab. His research focuses on information visualization, specifically on improving the readability…

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Brian Keegan

Brian Keegan is a computational social scientist and post-doctoral research fellow at Northeastern University. He received his PhD in 2012 from Northwestern University and his dissertation examined the history, structure,…

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Ines Mergel

Dr. Ines Mergel is Assistant Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Her research focuses on how public sector organizations innovate…

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Sorin Adam Matei

Sorin Adam Matei, PhD, Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Education, Professor of Communication, Brian Lamb School of Communication, College of Liberal Arts, Purdue University. Educated at Annenberg School (USC),…

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Scott Golder

Scott Golder (@redlog) is a graduate student in Sociology at Cornell University. He was previously a researcher at HP Labs, and holds an A.B. in Linguistics with Computer Science from…

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Karina Alexanyan

Karina Alexanyan received her PhD in Communications from Columbia University in 2012, with a focus on global social media networks. Karina has presented on social media networks at a number…

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Vladimir Barash

Vladimir Barash (@vlad43210) is a Senior Researcher and Engineer at Graphika. He has received his Ph.D. from Cornell University, where he studied with Michael Macy, Jon Kleinberg, and Claire Cardie.…

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Bernie Hogan

Bernie Hogan is a Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford. Bernie's work focuses on the process of networking, or maintaining connections with other people.…

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Eduarda Mendes Rodrigues

Eduarda Mendes Rodrigues is an Assistant Professor of Informatics Engineering at the University of Porto, Portugal. Her research interests lie in the broad areas of data mining and web information…

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Jana Diesner

Jana Diesner is an Assistant Professor at the iSchool at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She earned her PhD from Carnegie Mellon University, School of Computer Science, in the…

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Howard T. Welser

Howard T. Welser is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Ohio University, where he explores issues of social change and technology in courses on group processes, introduction to sociology, and…

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Libby Hemphill

Libby Hemphill (http://www.libbyh.com) is a Research Fellow at the University of Michigan where she explores the experiences of newcomers to established virtual organizations and the use of technologies in environmentally…

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Gi Woong Yun

Gi Woong Yun (http://www.mediaresearchlab.org/giwoongyun/) is an associate professor at Telecommunications Department in the School of Media & Communication at Bowling Green State University. His research interest is online media. He works on social…

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Han Woo Park

Han Woo Park is a Professor in the Department of Media & Communication, the Interdisciplinary Program of Digital Convergence Business, and Founder of the Cyber Emotions Research Institute at YeungNam…

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Gihong Yi

Gihong Yi (@gihong) is interested in investigating the relationship between offline behavior and online content in explaining ordinary people’s everyday life, and has co-authored books including Understanding the Information Society (Korean,…

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Homero Gil de Zuñiga

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Homero Gil de Zuñiga, Ph.D., holds a Ph.D. in Politics from the Universidad Europea de Madrid and a Ph.D. in Mass Communication from University of Wisconsin – Madison, Dr. Gil de Zúñiga…

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Lise Getoor

Lise Getoor is a professor in the Computer Science Department at UC Santa Cruz. Her research areas include machine learning and reasoning under uncertainty, with an emphasis on graph and…

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Diana Ascher

Diana Ascher is a principal at Stratelligence. She employs a network analysis approach to evaluate cultural and temporal aspects of information practice on social media platforms. She earned a Ph.D. in information…

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Nasri Messarra

Nasri Messarra is an assistant professor in social media strategies at the Saint-Joseph University (Lebanon). He is also a communication expert on several projects for the UNDP and the EU…

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Nasir Assar

Nasir Assar is the chair and an associate professor of Business and Economics at Greensboro College, Greensboro, North Carolina. He is an expert in the fields of business analytics, finance, and financial…

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Andrew Rowe

Dr. Andrew Rowe (@drandrewrowe) is Researcher Training and Development Facilitator at the Graduate School at the University of Nottingham.  He is originally a human geographer but his PhD (completed in 2017…

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Mika Laiti

Mika Laiti (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikalaiti/) is a long time broadcast radio professional in Finland studying network analytics using tools like Gephi, Socioviz and NodeXL. His work involves extensive use of Microsoft Power…

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Vivian Francos

Vivian Francos is a social media analysis professional dedicated to enabling the promotion of hashtags and other topics for amplifying events, brands, products or services to reach high levels of…

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Aras Bozkurt

Aras Bozkurt is a researcher and faculty member in the Department of Distance Education at Anadolu University, Turkey. He has an MA and PhD in distance education. He conducts empirical…

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Jacob Groshek

Jacob Groshek, PhD, has had a long list of research appointments, which currently includes the endowed Ross Beach Chair of Emerging Media Research at Kansas State University. He also maintain…

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