Keynote Speakers


Lada Adamic

Lada leads the Computational Social Science Team at Facebook. Prior to joining Facebook she was an associate professor at the University of Michigan's School of Information and Center for the Study of Complex Systems. Her research interests center on information dynamics in networks. She has received an NSF CAREER award, a University of Michigan Henry Russell award, the 2012 Lagrange Prize in Complex Systems.


Deen Freelon

Deen is an associate professor in the School of Media and Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His primary research interests lie in the changing relationships between technology and politics, and encompass the study of social media and other digital communications with political applications.



Kristina Lerman

Kristina is a Principal Scientist at USC Information Sciences Institute and holds a joint appointment as a Research Associate Professor in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering's Computer Science Department. Her research focuses on applying network- and machine learning-based methods to problems in social computing.



Markus Strohmaier

Markus is the Professor for Methods and Theories of Computational Social Sciences and Humanities at RWTH Aachen University (Germany), and the Scientific Coordinator for Digital Behavioral Data at GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences. He is interested in applying and developing computational techniques to research challenges on the intersection between computer science and the social sciences / humanities.