Wybo Wiersma joined the OII first in 2010/2011 for his MSc. Then he went to work in Silicon Valley for Internet start-up Academia.edu. In 2012 he returned to pursue his DPhil with Sandra González-Bailón on critical mass in budding online political communities. His DPhil is funded by ESRC and Scatcherd scholarships.
Before coming to the OII Wybo completed three bachelors degrees (in 7 years) at the University of Groningen (History, Information Science, and Philosophy of Information Science), and a Masters in Digital Humanities from King's College London (all with distinctions). During these years he also worked as a statistics TA, and research-assistant for prof. J. Nerbonne, and set up the LogiLogi project, resulting in several conference presentations and publications.
Online (political) communities, collective action, critical mass, network effects, political engagement, e-democracy, sentiment analysis, social network analysis, computer linguistics, free software, applied ethics, academic technology
Positions held at the OII
- DPhil student, October 2012 -
- MSc student, October 2010 - September 2011
Thesis title to be confirmed.
Acting Director and Policy and Research Fellow