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Rutgers SC&I Faculty (2015-present)
(Communication BA, PhD; MA of Communication & Media)
- Introduction to Social Media, BA (04:192:305)
- Communication and Technology, BA (04:192:354)
- Mediated Communication, MA (17:194:512)
- Mediated communication, PhD (16:194:633)
Lazer Lab Postdoc (2013-2015)
- The College of Computer and Information Science, Northeastern University
- The Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Harvard University
USC Annenberg Ph.D. (2008-2013)
Received a Ph.D. in Communication from the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, USC.
Doctoral thesis: “Intermedia agenda setting in an era of fragmentation:
Applications of network science in the study of mass communication.”
Recipient of the 2013 AEJMC Mass Communication & Society Dissertation Award.
(Affiliated Research Centers, Annenberg School)
- Annenberg Networks Network (ANN).
PIs: Peter Monge, Manuel Castells
- Metamorphosis / MetaConnects / Alhambra Source
PI: Sandra Ball-Rokeach
- Center for the Digital Future.
PIs: Jeffrey Cole, Michael Suman
- FCC Study: Critical Information Needs of the US Public.
PIs: Lewis A. Friedland, Philip Napoli, Ernest J. Wilson III
(Communication Program, Annenberg School)
- COMM 200 – Communication as a Social Science
- COMM 201 – Communication as Liberal Art
- COMM 306 – The Communication Revolution and the Arts
- COMM 310 – Media and Society
- COMM 400 – Communication Networks (Senior seminar + labs)
- COMM 645 – Communication Networks (PhD seminar + labs)
(Online Communities Program, Annenberg School)
- CMGT 540 – Uses of Communication Research (Syllabus)
Graduate level class on research design and methodology.
Fellowships & Scholarships
- Consortium on Media Policy Studies DC Fellowship with the FCC (2012)
- Oxford Internet Institute Summer Doctoral Program (2011)
- USC Annenberg Graduate Fellowship (2007-2012)
- Academic Excellence Scholarship, Sofia University (1999-2002)
2013: PhD. in Communication from the University of Southern California.
Dissertation Title: Intermedia agenda setting in an era of fragmentation:
Applications of network science in the study of mass communication
Committee Members: Sandra Ball-Rokeach (Chair), Peter Monge, Geneva Overholser, Ann Crigler
2010: M.A. in Communication from the University of Southern California.
Degree awarded after Ph.D. level comprehensive examinations in four concentration areas:
media studies, network theory and methodology, online participation and civic engagement,
and state control over digital communications.
Committee members: Sandra Ball-Rokeach (Chair), Peter Monge, Manuel Castells,
Henry Jenkins, Geneva Overholser.
2006: M.A. in Virtual Culture from Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”.
2004: B.Sc. in Computer Science from Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”.
Data science and network analysis consultant for corporate and NGO projects (2010-present).
IT journalist (2000-2007) and visual editor (2006-2007) for Capital Weekly and other projects at Economedia (then part of Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt). Covering Internet governance, telecom regulation and new media. Selected publications from that period are available on Reuters/Factiva.
Expert consultant/analyst in the areas of IT, e-government, telecom regulation and new media. Worked on a number of government, NGO, and media projects (2000-2007)
Reporter for the Bulgarian National Television (2001-2002) and Radio Tangra (2002-2003).