2016-12
Live Show on Radio Berlin/Brandenburg

Live Show on Radio Berlin/Brandenburg

20 minute live radio show about manipulation and marketing on social media. Together with Sebastian Mondial (Data Journalist) is was guest at the "Tagesthema" show.

» Recording of Radio Show

2016-11
Live Interview on TV

Live Interview on TV

Here is the link to my live interview in the TV show "Report" on November 8, related to bots and shitstorms on social media.

» Interview

2016-11
Interview at Austrian Radiostation Ö1

Interview at Austrian Radiostation Ö1

I was interviewed for a story on Austrian radio station Ö1. The journalist was inerested in online data traces and what they tell about us.

» Ö1 Story (in German)

2016-07

Hemank Receives CMU Presidential Fellowship

My CMU graduate student Hemank Lamba was named a winner of a Presidential Fellowship for the 2016-2017 Academic year. Congratulations on this well-deserved honor.

2016-04

"Die Welt" covering our work on Firestorms

My work about online firestorms is covered in a major article about Online Firestorms and bots in the newspaper "Welt am Sonntag".

» Online version of article

2016-03
New Job! Technical University of Munich

New Job! Technical University of Munich

Starting March 1, 2016, I am serving as Professor of Computational Social Science & Big Data at the Bavarian School of Public Policy at the Technical University of Munich. I will also be affiliated with the School of Computer Science. Great things ahead!

» TUM

2016-02

Paper Accepted at ICWSM 2016!

Our paper about "Identifying Platform Effects in Social Media Data" got accepted at the International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM 2016), May 17-20 in Cologne, Germany. Acceptance Rate 17%. Congratulations to my Ph.D. student Momin M. Malik

» ICWSM Website

2016-02
Huffington Post Coverage on Twitter Update

Huffington Post Coverage on Twitter Update

I argue that the new Twitter best-off timeline will create echo chambers and, consequently, even more online firestorms.

» Huffington Post Article

2015-12
Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker

I'll be a keynote speaker at the 2nd GESIS Computational Social Science Winter Symposium, December 2-3, 2015. I'll be talking about fundamental issues related to Computational Social Science (CSS): Know Your Data! Know Your Methods!

» Conference Website

2015-11
Nature covers our work on Firestorms

Nature covers our work on Firestorms

The journal Nature published an article about science, sexism, and online Firestorms. They are also discussing our article "A tempest in a teacup? Analyzing firestorms on Twitter".

» Nature Article

2015-11
Atlas of Science Coverage

Atlas of Science Coverage

Our article about allosteric pathways in proteins (published in the Journal Molecular Biology & Evolution) is covered by the "Atlas of Science" project.

» MBE Article

2015-08

Best Paper Award

Our firestorm article "A Tempest in a Teacup? Analyzing Firestorms on Twitter" wins best Best Student Paper Award at the IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2015) in Paris, France. Congratulations to Hemank and Momin.

» Article

2015-07
News Article About our New Online Firestorm Paper

News Article About our New Online Firestorm Paper

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette covers our work on online firestorms. The research paper will be presented at ASONAM 2015.

» Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Article

2015-04
Radio Interview

Radio Interview

30 Minutes live interview at an Austrian radio station about my work and life in Pittsburgh.

» Podcast

2015-04
News Article

News Article "Public Shaming in Social Media"

The German newspaper "Der Tagesspiegel" covers a story about online firestorms including some quotes from me.

» Article (in German)

2015-02

Data Challenge Award

Our paper "Rich People Don't Have More Followers" is runner-up award winner at the Data Challenge of the 2015 International Social Computing, Behavioral Modeling and Prediction Conference (SBP15). Congrats to Hemank, Momin & Constantine

» Data Challenge Website

2015-02

ICWSM Workshop on Social Media Research

Derek Ruths and I are organizing a "Workshop on Standards and Practices in Large-Scale Social Media Research" at ICWSM 2015. Submission deadline is March 1st. Find more information about the workshop:

» Website Workshop

2015-02

"Firestorm" Article is Most Wanted!

Our article "Understanding online firestorms: Negative word-of-mouth dynamics in social media networks" has been awarded top 3 most downloaded article in 2014 by the Journal of Marketing Communications. The article is now available open access!

» Article

2014-12
News Article in

News Article in "Kurier"

Austrian newspaper "Kurier" with a coverage about my work at CMU.

» Article (in German)

2014-11

Amazing Media Response to Science Article

Our Science article "Social Media for Large Studies of Behavior" led to 100+ news article. Here is a selection of these articles:

» Forbes.com » NBC News » Business Standard » The Telegraph » ORF » Spiegel Online » arstechnica » Fast Company

2014-11

Poster Session:
Introduction to Network Science

Thursday 11/20, poster session of my fall 2014 class "Introduction to Network Science". Here you can find the list of students and their posters as well as some photos of the poster session:

» Poster Session

2014-11

Connections: Data Exchange Network

The SNA journal "Connections" has a Data Exchange Network (DEN) section to create citable references for datasets and instruments. I am now the responsible Editor for this section. Submit and share your data!

» Connections Homepage

2014-08

Teaching: Start of Network Science Class

Today is the first session of my Fall class "Introduction to Network Science". It will be a 12 unit and a 9 unit class. You can still enroll.

» More Information

2014-06
Invited Talk: Euroscience Open Forum 2014

Invited Talk: Euroscience Open Forum 2014

The Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) is Europe's largest, general science meeting. It attracts top researchers from all sciences, business leaders, senior EU and government officials, and international scientific media. My talk: "Visual analytics in mapping of socio-semantic networks".

» ESOF 2104

2014-05

Workshop University of Vienna:
Analyzing Social Networks

One Day workshop. Learn how to create and handle network data and study social networks with Pajek. May 7, 2014.

2014-03

Invited Talk: ECE @ Carnegie Mellon
"Why 'Social' is quite important for Social Network Analysis"

Monday, March 24, 2014
Electrical & Computer Engineering

2014-01
Mapping Social Science and Humanities in Europe

Mapping Social Science and Humanities in Europe

In collaboration with Katja Mayer (University of Vienna) and the Presidency of the European Research Council (ERC) we analyzed the Social Sciences and Humanities in Europe. The analysis is based on funded projects by the ERC.

Picture: Prof. Helga Nowotny, president of the ERC.

2014-01

Invited Talk: Florida Atlantic University
"Understanding Socio-Cultural Systems by Analyzing Networks"

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
College of Engineering and Computer Science

2013-12

Radio Show: Networks Tell Stories

I a live analysis I demonstrate that the friendship structure of your Facebook network tells many stories about you. The show was aired on Austria's FM4 station.

» Summary of the show (in German)

2013-11

Invited Talk: University of Pittsburgh
"Network Structures Tell Stories"

Thursday, November 14, 2013
School of Information Sciences

» Abstract

2013-11
Keynote: Digital Methods Conference<br>

Keynote: Digital Methods Conference
"Big data, big research?"

I'm invited to give the keynote talk at the "Digital Methods" conference (November 7th-9th, 2013) in Vienna. I will be talking about opportunities and constraints for computer supported social science, especially, in the context of social media research and analysis.

» Abstract

2013-10

Invited Talk: Social Computing/Brussels
"The bad and the ugly: Online firestorms and hate propagation in social media networks"

In reaction to questionable statements of companies, politicians, or celebrities social-media users can create huge waves of outrage within just a few hours (online firestorms). I talk about factors that dominate opinion forming processes in social media and offer courses of action to navigate through such crises.

» Program

2013-09
Live Twitter Analytics for the Austrian Broadcasting Company (ORF)

Live Twitter Analytics for the Austrian Broadcasting Company (ORF)

In collaboration with the Austrian Broadcasting Company (ORF), I've developed an online tool that allows journalists to do real-time analysis of Twitter. On Election Day (September 29, 2013), the tool was used multiple times live on television.

2013-08
Al Jazeera launches predictive web analytics platform based on our research!

Al Jazeera launches predictive web analytics platform based on our research!

The collaborative research project with the Qatar Computing Research Institute and the MIT Center for Civic Media led to a predictive web analytics platform for news that is now launched by Al Jazeera. » Article » How does it work? » Prototype.

Here some of the offline and online news coverage: » Qatar Tribune » Doha News » Gulf Times (p.18) » Fana News» Albawaba » Wan-Ifra » Research-Live » Rapid TV News » Ame Info

2013-07

Invited Talk: Northeastern University
Analyzing Big Network Data

I am invited at the Boston-Cambridge Colloquium on Complexity and Social Networks (BCCCSN) at Northeastern University in Boston to give a talk about "Why Meaningful Analysis of Big Network Data is Not Trivial"
Wednesday, July 10th, 2:00-3:00 pm
CCNR-5th Floor Dana Research Building

» Impression

2013-06

Invited Talk: University of Hamburg
"Social Network Analysis: The Role of Computer Science"

2013-05
Plenary Presentation at ICWSM

Plenary Presentation at ICWSM

Our paper has been scheduled for a plenary presentation at the International Conference on Weblobs and Social Media in July in Boston. As this is a single track conference, just 26 papers have been selected for full presentations (7.4% of submissions). ICWSM is one of the premier venues for research on social media.

» Here is our paper

2013-04
Doctor Who - 50 Years of Team TARDIS

Doctor Who - 50 Years of Team TARDIS

Dave Columbus and I published an article in "Whotopia" - a Doctor Who fan magazine. We discuss the structure of the support network of the Doctore over the course of 50 years of the show.

» Article (p. 34)

2013-04

Invited Talk: University of Vienna
"Multi-Level Analysis of Communication Dynamics"

Department of Methods in the Social Sciences

2012-12

Invited Talk: University of Hamburg
"Analyzing and Simulating Dynamics in Social Networks"

Center for Globalization and Governance, Germany

» Video of Talk

2012-12
News Feature about my Work at CMU

News Feature about my Work at CMU

The Austrian newspaper "Kurier" published an extended feature about me and my research at Carnegie Mellon.

» "Kurier" article (in German)

2012-11
Keynote: CCSocialComp 2012 Workshop<br>

Keynote: CCSocialComp 2012 Workshop
"Challenges Arising from Analyzing Dynamic Social Computing Networks"

CCSocialComp-2012 Workshop is held in conjunction with the 8th International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing, (CollaborateCom-2012).

The title of my keynote talk is "Challenges Arising from Analyzing Dynamic Social Computing Networks". October 14, 2012, Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel, USA.

» Talk Abstract
» Conference Website

2012-09
Standard: Up-and-Comer of the Week

Standard: Up-and-Comer of the Week

I've been mentioned by Austrian newspaper "Der Standard" as one of Austria's "Up-and-Comer" for the week of September 18, 2012.

» Link

2012-08
Focus: Interview about our Online Firestorm Research

Focus: Interview about our Online Firestorm Research

Thomas Zorbach (vm-People, Berlin) talks about our joined project analyzing online firestorms.

» Interview

2012-05

Interview about Networking

Kristian Kraxner and I have been interviewed about Business Networking for the Austrian magazine "Essential", a magazine for business, society, and culture.

»

2012-05

Invited Talk: University of Vienna
"Network Analysis of Large Amounts of Newspaper Articles"

School of Social Sciences, Austria

2011-11

Invited Talk: Carnegie Mellon University
"Toward a Real Time Analysis of Large-Scale Dynamic Socio-Cultural Systems"

» Abstract

2011-06
Award for

Award for "Serious Beats"

Our project "Serious Beats" has been awarded an award by the WWTF (Vienna Science and Technology Fund). The award is given to projects which excel in innovative research, design and interdisciplinary.

» "Serious Beats" Project Webpage