The Oxford Internet Institute has around 35 faculty and support staff focused on achieving and maintaining excellence in teaching and research. The Institute is led by the Director, Professor Helen Margetts with Dr Victoria Nash as Deputy Director, Professor Luciano Floridi as Director of Research and Professor Eric Meyer as Director of Graduate Studies.
Recruiting: Professor of Internet Studies
We are seeking to appoint an outstanding scholar of international distinction to the Professorship of Internet Studies, in association with Balliol College. Deadline: 12:00 GMT on Monday 2 March 2015.
The Geography of Big Data
New paper by Mark Graham (with T.Shelton, A.Poorthuis, M.Zook): Mapping the Data Shadows of Hurricana Sandy: Uncovering the Sociospatial Dimensions of 'Big Data' (Geoforum 52: 167-179).
Data Protection Remedies
Technological advances make it ever more important to safeguard the right to privacy. Ian Brown is a co-author of the UK part of a major study on data protection remedies published by the EU Fundamental Rights Agency.
Geography and Big Data
Read: Mark Graham, and T.Shelton: Geography and the future of big data, big data and the future of geography, Dialogies in Human Geography 3 (3); with commentary from R.Kitchin, E.Ruppert, M.Batty, M.F.Goodchild, S.P.Gorman and S.González-Bailón.
Read: Taha Yasseri and Jonathan Bright: Can electoral popularity be predicted using socially generated big data? They discuss issues relating to data collection, data cleaning, data analysis, and representativeness.
New Project: Digital Economy
ODEC, the Oxford Digital Economy Collaboration Group, fosters collaboration between researchers, businesses and the public sector in support of the TSB's new Connected Digital Economy Catapult (CDEC).
Dynamics of Protest Diffusion
New publication by Ning Wang and Sandra González-Bailón: Diffusion Dynamics with Changing Network Composition (with R.A.Baños, J.Borge-Holthoefer and Y.Moreno). Published in Entropy 15 (11) 4553-4568.