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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 mass communication and media effects, social use of technology, network theory and methodology, civic engagement and political participation, Internet censorship, privacy and digital policy-making. Her spare time is split between visits to the San Diego Wild Animal Park and visits to the xkcd website.

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 she has worked with: the Annenberg Networks Network, Metamorphosis and the Center for the Digital Future. If you are so inclined, follow Katya on Twitter or Academia.edu.


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 …

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 …

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Boston Data Day 2013 Skill-A-Thon

The Data Swap 2013 skill-a-thon organized by The Boston Globe, NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks, and The Boston Area …

Media Topics: A Dynamic Network Visualization

Topics in Mainstream Media:
A Dynamic Network Visualization

My doctoral dissertation (defended a few months back) studies a dynamic network of news outlets and the topics they cover …

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 …