The Team

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The Team 2018-03-02T13:51:14+00:00

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...
  • Liliana Bounegru
    Liliana Bounegru is a new media, digital methods and digital journalism researcher and a postdoctoral research fellow with the Computational...
  • 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...
  • Scott Brennen
    Dr. J. Scott Brennen is a communication scholar and a postdoctoral research fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and the Comput...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • Ana Grouverman
    Ana Grouverman is an MSc candidate at the Oxford Internet Institute with interests in issues of media manipulation, digital privacy, user-centered des...
  • 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...
  • Sam Maynard
    Sam Maynard is a DPhil candidate in Oxford's Department of Politics and International Relations. He specializes in comparative politics and democratiz...
  • 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...

Collaborators

  • Vlad Barash
    Vladimir Barash is Science Director at Graphika. He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University, where he studied Information Science and wrote his the...
  • Robert Gorwa
    Robert Gorwa
    Robert is a doctoral student in the Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR). A political scientist with interests in platform govern...
  • Stephanie Hankey
    Stephanie is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Tactical Technology Collective. Her work combines her technology, art and activism backgroun...
  • Freja Hedman
    Freja is a research assistant working on the Computational Propaganda project at OII. Her professional background is focused around big data analysis....
  • Alex Hogan
    Alex is a graduate of Imperial College London and currently Managing Partner of Etic Lab (eticlab.co.uk), a UK based research group with interests in ...
  • John Kelly
    John Kelly is the founder and CEO of Graphika, a social media science firm founded on technology he invented that blends social network analysis, cont...
  • Fabian Sivnert
    Fabian Sivnert is a MPhil candidate at the Department of Politics and International Relations at Oxford University. Apart from assisting the Computati...

Alumni

  • Norah Abokhodair
    Norah Abokhodair is a User Experience Researcher at Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise division. She was formerly a Ph.D. student in the University of W...
  • 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...
  • Gillian Bolsover
    Gillian was most recently a postdoctoral researcher with the ComProp project (2016-2017). Gillian previously completed a DPhil at the Oxford Internet ...
  • Elizabeth Dubois
    Elizabeth is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication, University of Ottawa. Her work is designed to understand how technolog...
  • 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...
  • Michelle C Forelle
    Michelle C Forelle is currently a doctoral candidate in communication at the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism at the University of Sou...
  • Tim Hwang
        Tim Hwang is Director of the Harvard-MIT Ethics and Governance of AI Initiative. He was a Visiting Associate with ComProp in 20...
  • John Gallacher
    John Gallacher is a DPhil candidate at the Oxford University Cyber Security Centre for Doctoral Training. With research interests in Information Warfa...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Fenwick McKelvey
    Fenwick is an Associate Professor in Information and Communication Technology Policy in the Department of Communication Studies at Concordia U...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Peter Nagy
    Peter Nagy is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Arizona State University.  See project work.
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Saiph Savage
    Dr. Saiph Savage is an Assistant Professor at West Virginia University.  She creates computational models and platforms to mobilize the citizen crowd....
  • Samantha Shorey
    Samantha Shorey is a doctoral candidate in Communication at the University of Washington. She is a research associate at the Tactile and Tactical Desi...
  • 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...
  • 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...