Core organizers of the workshop series are:
Dr. Katrin Weller
Research fellow in Computational Social Science
Katrin Weller works at the Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (GESIS) in Cologne, Germany, where she is studying social media methods and their application for social scientists. Katrin holds a PhD in information science from University of Düsseldorf, and a Magister’s degree in History. She is one of the first two inaugural Digital Studies Fellows at the Library of Congress’ John W. Kluge Center, conducting a research project on social media data as potential sources for future historians.
Dr. Luca Rossi
Assistant Professor in Digital Media and Communication
Luca is Assistant Professor at the IT University of Copenhagen. He is active in the field of digital methods for social sciences with an highly interdisciplinary approach that connects traditional sociological approaches with computational approaches. He did research on online social network sites and on online information propagation during crisis events. At the same time he worked on extending social network analysis techniques for social media analysis.
Depending on the conference audience and location, additional organizers are invited to join in for individual conference workshops.
Dr. Fabio Giglietto
Fabio Giglietto is Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication of the University of Urbino. His main research interests are theory of information, communication and society with a specific focus on the relationship between social systems and new technologies. On these topics he published extensively on journals such as Journal of Communication, Information, Communication & Society, Methodological Innovations Online and Journal of Sociocybernetics. Full and updated list of publications are available here.
Fabio Giglietto is co-organizer of the upcoming third FAIL workshop at ICWSM.
Prof. Karine Nahon
Karine Nahon is an associate professor in the Information School at University of Washington and in the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya. She is the director of the Virality of Information (retroV) research group and a member of the Social Media Lab (SoMe Lab). She studies politics of information and particularly social media from interdisciplinary lenses. She is the author of the book Going Viral (with Jeff Hemsley), which won the ASIS&T Best Information Science Book and Outstanding Academic Title awards. The book provides a theoretical framework about the virality process, and empirical cases examining the process and the impact of virality on society.
Karine Nahon was co-organizer for the 2nd #FAIL Workshop at Internet Research conference.
Dr. Taha Yasseri
Taha Yasseri is a Research Fellow, Assistant Professor in Computational Social Science at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford. He graduated from the University of Göttingen, Germany, where he completed his PhD in Complex Systems Physics in 2010. Prior to coming to the OII, he spent two years as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, working on the socio-physical aspects of the community of Wikipedia editors, focusing on conflict and editorial wars, along with Big Data analysis to understand human dynamics, language complexity, and popularity spread.
Taha Yasseri was co-organizer for the 1st #FAIL! Workshop, to be held at WebSci15 conference.