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 digital era government, politics and public policy, and data science and experimental methods.
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Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies, Senior Research Fellow
Professor Meyer is Senior Research Fellow and Director of Graduate Studies at the OII. His research in the field of social informatics focuses on the changing nature of knowledge creation across the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities as technology is embedded in everyday practices.
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Amir’s research focus is on the political economy of neoliberal globalisation in the Global South, mainly in India and Africa, with a particular interest on the growth of knowledge economy in Sub-Saharan Africa and its developmental impacts.
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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Professor of Information Security and Privacy
Professor Ian Brown is Professor of Information Security and Privacy at the OII. His research is focused on surveillance, privacy-enhancing technologies, and Internet regulation.
Tel: +44 (0)1865 287213
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 a Data Scientist analysing large-scale data using techniques from computer science and other fields to answer social science questions. He has particular interests in human-computer interaction, collective action, and bilingualism.
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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DPhil Programme Director, Research Fellow
Vili is an economic sociologist who studies the design and socioeconomic implications of digital marketplaces and platforms, using conventional social research methods as well as novel data science approaches. His particular areas of expertise are virtual economies and online work.
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Sophie Melville is a MSc student at the Oxford Internet Institute. She is interested in the intersection between gender, identity and technology, and is currently undertaking the role of Research Assistant on the Semantic Map of Sexism: Topic Modelling of the Everyday Sexism Content project.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Brent Mittelstadt is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow working on the 'Ethics of Biomedical Big Data' project with Prof. Floridi. His research interests include the ethics of information handled by medical ICT, theoretical developments in discourse and virtue ethics, and epistemology of information.
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Sanna Ojanperä's research focuses on participation in knowledge economies in Sub-Saharan Africa and on the impacts these activities have on the society. More broadly, she is interested in understanding what development is and could be in today’s hyper-connected age.
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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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Postdoctoral Researcher in Computational Social Science
Milena Tsvetkova is a sociologist who uses computational and online technologies to study fundamental social phenomena such as cooperation, contagion, and inequality.
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Alex J. Wood is a sociologist of work and employment, focusing on the changing nature of employment relations and labour markets. He is currently researching online labour markets and virtual employment relations in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia.