The OII employs academic research and teaching staff with expertise spanning a wide range of interrelated social, economic, political, legal, industrial, technical and ethical issues of the Internet.
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Director, Professor of Society and the Internet
Helen Margetts is the Director of the OII. She is a political scientist specialising in e-government and digital era governance and politics. From 2011 to 2014, Helen Margetts is an ESRC Professorial Fellow.
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BT Research Fellow
Abdullahi Arabo works on security issues in ubiquitous environments, particularly concerning mobile devices, component composition and future home networks. He is also interested in identity management, context-awareness, and privacy and authentication.
Survey Research Fellow
Grant Blank's work focuses on the social and cultural implications of the Internet and related new communications technology. In addition, he does research methods and statistics, and teaches on the OII social statistics courses.
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Associate Director (Cyber Security Centre), Senior Research Fellow (OII)
Ian Brown's work focuses on public policy issues around information and the Internet, particularly privacy, copyright and e-democracy. He also works in the more technical fields of information security, networking and healthcare informatics.
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Cristobal Cobo coordinates research on innovation, open knowledge initiatives and future of learning. Currently he works on Networks of Excellence on Internet Science and OportUnidad, both project founded by European Commission.
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Professor of Internet Studies
William Dutton is Professor of Internet Studies at the OII. He is currently working on the potential for the emergence of a Fifth Estate enabled by the Internet, Collaborative Network Organizations, and the politics of next generation research.
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Sandra Gonzalez-Bailon is a sociologist interested in the internet, social networks, and political engagement. Her research uses large-scale data to analyse the structure and content of political discussions, and how interactions evolve over time.
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Andrew Graham is the former Master of Balliol College, University of Oxford. He was the driving force in establishing the OII, and its Acting Director until July 2002. From 2001 to 2011 he was the founding Chairman of the OII's Advisory Board.
Scott A. Hale is an OII DPhil student and Research Assistant. His research examines how social media platform design affects information sharing across language divides, and the effects of information sharing across languages on platforms and users.
Bernie Hogan has interests in social networks, human-computer interaction, methodology (eg reliable capture of online networks, and networks in interviews), social informatics, quantitative analysis, everyday life, and social accessibility.
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Vili is an economic sociologist who studies the social and economic dimensions of new information technologies around the world. His particular areas of expertise are virtual goods, virtual currencies, and digital labour.
Joshua Melville is a DPhil student at the OII and Balliol College. His work is broadly focused on problems with the capture and representation of social relations, as well as the relationship between communications media and their patterns of use.
DPhil Programme Director, Research Fellow
Eric Meyer has interests in e-Social Science, social informatics, information science, technologies in regular use, regular behaviour of scientists as they use technology, social aspects of science and technology, and digital photography.
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Anne-Marie Oostveen has interests in social informatics, privacy aspects in relation to ICT, online activism, user participation as a practical form for (computer) system design, social aspects of e-government, e-democracy and electronic voting.
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MSc Programme Director, Senior Research Fellow
Ralph Schroeder has interests in virtual environments, social aspects of e-Science, sociology of science and technology, and has written extensively about virtual reality technology. His current research is mainly related to e-science.
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Last updated on: 17 May 2013