July 1 to July 12, 2024 | University of Florida | UF-CJC



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Jieun Shin
Jieun Shin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Media Production, Management, and Technology in the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida. Dr. Shin's research covers social media dynamics with a focus on the spread of news and misinformation.
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Kevin Lanning
Kevin Lanning is a Professor of Psychology and Data Science at the Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Lanning's research uses simple tools in natural language analysis and network analysis to understand complex social and psychological phenomena. In his spare time, he is training for his first marathon.
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Kathryn Albrecht
Kat Albrecht is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University. Dr. Albrecht’s work sits at the intersection of computational social science and law, where she uses innovative computational techniques to study fear, violence, and data distortions. She is particularly interested in the nexus of fear and risk-taking behaviors, digital trace data, and the impact of law on decision-making.
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AJ Alvero
AJ Alvero is a computational social scientist at the University of Florida Department of Sociology, Criminology & Law. His primary interests are in language, race/ethnicity, culture, and education. His current research uses computational techniques to analyze college admissions essays and model the social patterns within them. AJ’s future research plans include investigations into machine translation and multilingualism, social media and counter hate speech, and California parole hearing transcripts.
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Nathan Carpenter
Nathan Carpenter is the Director of the ATLAS lab, a digital listening and analytics lab, at the University of Florida. Dr. Carpenter's expertise is in analyzing trends and conducting research using data from social media platforms.


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Soojong Kim
Soojong Kim is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication at UC Davis. As a former computer scientist and engineer, he is interested in combining insights from the social sciences with innovative research methods, including large-scale data analysis, natural language processing, web-based experiments, network analysis, and computational modeling. Before joining UC Davis, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at Stanford University, jointly affiliated with the Program on Democracy and the Internet (PDI) and the Digital Civil Society Lab (DCSL).
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Marshall A. Taylor
Marshall A. Taylor is an Assistant professor of sociology at New Mexico State University, where he is also the lead of the Data Science and Application Center, PI of the C3 Lab, and the interim co-associate dean of research for the College of Health, Education, and Social Transformation. He is the author of ‘Mapping Texts: Computational Text Analysis for the Social Sciences (co-authored with Dustin S. Stoltz). He investigates how social contexts and cognitive structures interface to influence the stability and change of cultural knowledge and how to best measure cultural knowledge in natural language and survey data using computational methods.
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George G. Vega Yon
George G. Vega Yon is a Lead Data Scientist (Associate) at Booz Allen Hamilton and an Assistant Professor of Research at the Division of Epidemiology at the University of Utah. He works on studying Complex Systems using Statistical Computing. He has over ten years of experience developing scientific software focusing on high-performance computing, data visualization, and social network analysis. His training is in Public Policy (M.A. UAI), Economics (M.Sc. Caltech), and Biostatistics (Ph.D. USC).
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Marley Kalt
Marley Kalt is Senior Data Project Manager at the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan. ICPSR is the world’s largest social science data archive and keeps research data accessible while training generations of researchers. It maintains a data archive of more than 350,000 research files in the social and behavioral sciences and hosts 23 specialized data collections in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields.

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Gwiwon Jason Nam
Jason is a doctoral student at the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida. His research interests and academic pursuits are situated at the intersection of strategic communication, computational social science, and emerging technologies.


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