I'm a postdoc at the Department of Environmental Science and Policy of the University of California, Davis where I lead the social media analysis portion of the Knowledge Networks Project. I'm also an affiliate at the Duke Network Analysis Center and the UC Davis Data Science Initiative.

My work addresses sociological aspects of digital media with a substantive interest in the cross-effects between online and offline social networks. Methodologically, my research program brings together communications, internet studies, and computational social sciences. 

I am trained in qualitative and quantitative methods and my work relies on for statistical computing, Python for shell scripting, igraph and statnet for network analysis, and several R packages for manipulating spatial objects. My R packages are available on CRAN and GitHub.

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UC Davis

The Department of Environmental Science and Policy plays a unique role in bringing together the natural sciences and social sciences. Our graduates engage in real-world issues by collaborating with government agencies, non-profit organizations, policy-makers, scientists, members of the public, and firms.

HASTAC's EAGER NSF grant "A Data-Based Study of the Incentives and Success of an Exemplar Academic Network" uses computational analysis, data extraction, and social networking analysis to embark on the first large-scale study of the interplay of cyberinfrastructure and scholarly communication in an academic peer-produced network.