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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.

PolitwoopsR Package

Deleted congressional tweets: the R code

A few days ago I published a post containing interactive visualizations with the deleted tweets of US politicians. Those tweets …

Politwoops Deleted Tweets Featured

The Congress Tweets You Never Did See

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Image Networks Gephi R Feat

Facebook data collection and photo network visualization with Gephi and R

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NULab Gephi Workshop

Gephi Workshop at Northeastern’s NULab

On March 25, the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks is holding a Gephi workshop on static/dynamic network visualization that …

NCA 2012 Political Efficacy Feat

Political Efficacy on the Internet: A Media System Dependency Approach

Just presented at the NCA 2012 Convention, Orlando FL, Top Papers in Political Communication panel. This study takes an MSD …

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 …