The Team

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We are an internationally distributed team of social and computer scientists.  Our team is composed of highly trained and experienced researchers from the fields of communication, computer science, human centered design and engineering, and information science. Our project maintains a multi-disciplinary approach to conducting research, combining methods from social and computer sciences.

Researchers

  • Philip N. Howard
    Philip N. Howard is the team's principal investigator. A professor and writer, he has written numerous empirical research articles, and p...
  • Samantha Bradshaw
    Samantha Bradshaw
    Samantha Bradshaw is a DPhil candidate at the Oxford Internet Institute and works on the Computational Propaganda project as a Research Assistant. Pri...
  • Mona Elswah
    Mona Elswah
    Mona is currently a DPhil student at the Oxford Internet Institute, where she studies how social media could be used to manipulate the public opinion....
  • Magdalena Góralska
    Magdalena Góralska
    Magdalena H. Góralska is a Polish cultural anthropologist, a postgraduate student at the Oxford Internet Institute, and a researcher at the Kozminski ...
  • Robert Gorwa
    Robert Gorwa
    Robert is a doctoral student in the Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR). He is a political scientist with interests that lie at ...
  • Monika Glowacki
    Monika is an MSc student at the Oxford Internet Institute, where she studies the duality of internet technologies as tools for manipulation and mobili...
  • Tim Hwang
    Tim Hwang is Director of the Harvard-MIT Ethics and Governance of AI Initiative. He is a Visiting Associate with ComProp project, and a Fellow at t...
  • Bence Kollanyi
    Bence Kollanyi has recently graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with an MS in Public Policy. During his studies at Tech, he started doi...
  • Mimie Liotsiou
    Mimie is a researcher on the BOTFIND project. She studied for her PhD (currently near submission) in Computer Science at the University of Southampton...
  • Nahema Marchal
    Nahema is a doctoral student at the Oxford Internet Institute, where her work falls at the intersection of political communication, STS and democratic...
  • Vidya Narayanan
    Vidya recently joined the Oxford Internet Institute as a post doctoral researcher with the ComProp project. She has several years of experience workin...
  • Lisa-Maria Neudert
    Lisa-Maria is a DPhil student at the Oxford Internet Institute and a researcher with the Computational Propaganda project, where her work is located a...
  • Erin Simpson
    Erin Simpson is a Marshall Scholar and MSc candidate at the Oxford Internet Institute, where she researches threats and opportunities for civic life o...
  • Samuel Woolley
    Sam is  the director of the Digital Intelligence Lab at the Institute for the Future. He previously served as Director of Research for the Computation...

Collaborators

  • Samantha Shorey
    Samantha Shorey is a graduate student at UW. We are collaborating on several writing projects about algorithms, automation, and politics. See project...
  • Elizabeth Dubois
    Elizabeth is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication, University of Ottawa. Her work is designed to understand how technolog...
  • Cornelius Puschmann
    Cornelius Puschmann is a senior researcher at the Hans Bredow Institute for Media Reseach in Hamburg where he coordinates the international research n...
  • Gina Neff
    Gina Neff is a Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute and an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of ...
  • John Gallacher
    John Gallacher is a DPhil candidate at the Oxford University Cyber Security Centre for Doctoral Training. With research interests in Information Warfa...
  • Monica Kaminska
    Monica Kaminska is a doctoral researcher at the Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security at the University of Oxford. Monica has a background in...
  • Douglas Guilbeault
    Douglas R. Guilbeault is a Research Assistant in the Network Dynamics Group and PhD Student at the Annenberg School for Communication at the...
  • Nick Monaco
    Nick Monaco is a research associate at Google Jigsaw. He received his Master of Science in Computational Linguistics from the University of Washington...
  • Dan Arnaudo
    Dan Arnaudo is a Cybersecurity Fellow at the University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies where he has collaborated on proje...
  • Fenwick McKelvey
    Fenwick is an Assistant Professor in Information and Communication Technology Policy in the Department of Communication Studies at Concordia U...

Alumni

  • Norah Abokhodair
    Norah Abokhodair is a Ph.D. student in the University of Washington Information School. She is a passionate and a collaborative researcher in Informat...
  • David McDonald
    David McDonald was the Co-Principal Investigator of this project from 2014-16, and is Chair and Professor for the Human Centered Design and Engineerin...
  • Saiph Savage
    Dr. Saiph Savage is an Assistant Professor at West Virginia University.  She creates computational models and platforms to mobilize the citizen crowd....
  • Andrés Monroy-Hernández
    Andrés Monroy-Hernández is a researcher in FUSE Labs at Microsoft Research and an affiliate faculty at the University of Washington. His work focuses ...
  • Michelle C Forelle
    Michelle C Forelle received her M.A. in Media, Culture and Communication at NYU and her B.S. in Film at Boston University. In between her degrees, Mic...
  • Heather Ford
    Heather Ford is University Academic Fellow in Digital Methods at the University of Leeds, School of Media and Communication. She has worked as a resea...
  • Peter Nagy
    Peter Nagy is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Arizona State University.  See project work.
  • Gillian Bolsover
    Gillian was most recently a postdoctoral researcher with the ComProp project (2016-2017). Gillian previously completed a DPhil at the Oxford Internet ...
  • Mariia Zhadanova
    Mariia is a member of the Ukrainian fact checking organization Stop Fake, a project launched by the Kyiv Mohyla Journalism School and Digital Fut...