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Katherine Ognyanova


Katherine Ognyanova (a.k.a Katya) is a postdoctoral research fellow in computational social science at the Lazer Lab, based in Boston. Katya received her Ph.D. from the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California. She does research in the areas of network theory and methodology, social use of technology, mass communication and media effects, civic engagement and political participation, Internet censorship, privacy and digital policy-making.
Starting in fall 2015, Katya will join the faculty of the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University.

Prior to joining a doctoral program, Katya got a degree in Computer Science, worked in print and online media, did policy research & data analysis for various government and NGO projects.

Check out Katherine’s bio, her academic work or her infrequently updated blog. Take a look at a few of the research groups & projects she has worked with: the Lazer Lab, Volunteer Science, the Annenberg Networks Network, Metamorphosis and the Center for the Digital Future. If you are so inclined, follow Katya on Twitter, GitHub, or Academia.edu.

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Network Viz Ko1

Static and dynamic network visualization with R

Also at: kateto.net/polnet2015 (faster loading for D3 animations). Get the tutorial PDF and code, or download on GithHub.

Map Terms Rep Dem 05 Norm 2 Notxt

The world as seen in political statements

A new Politico post produced by our lab examines the mentions of countries around the globe in congressional documents. We …

PolitwoopsR Package

Deleted congressional tweets: the R code

[Update 15/04/02] If you were brought here by a Dean Richards Twitter bot, read this. A few days ago I …

Politwoops Deleted Tweets Featured

The Congress Tweets You Never Did See

[UPDATE 15/03/30] Check out this follow-up post to get the R code used to extract and clean the Politwoops & …

Image Networks Gephi R Feat

Facebook data collection and photo network visualization with Gephi and R

Esteban Moro reminded me that there’s no need to manually rescale igraph layouts now – one can use layout.norm() instead …

FCC Critical Information Needs of the American Public

Our FCC Briefing: Critical Information Needs of the American Public

In the last few months, I’ve been working with a great team of scholars putting together a study commissioned by …