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. Press members wishing for comments on stories can contact the OII Press Officer at: press@oii.ox.ac.uk, telephone: +44 (0)1865 287228.

Directorate

  • Professor Helen Margetts

    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.

    email: director@oii.ox.ac.uk

    tel: +44 (0)1865 287207

  • Professor Luciano Floridi

    Director of Research, Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information

    Luciano Floridi‘s research areas are the philosophy of Information, information and computer ethics, and the philosophy of technology.

    email: luciano.floridi@oii.ox.ac.uk

    tel: +44 (0)1865 287202

  • Professor Eric T. Meyer

    Professor of Social Informatics and Director of Graduate Studies

    Eric T. Meyer is Professor of Social Informatics and Director of Graduate Studies. His research looks at the changing nature of knowledge creation in science, medicine, social science, arts, and humanities as technology is embedded in everyday practices.

    email: eric.meyer@oii.ox.ac.uk

    tel: +44 (0)1865 287218

  • Dr Victoria Nash

    Deputy Director, Policy and Research Fellow

    Victoria Nash is the OII's Deputy Director and Policy and Research Fellow. She focuses on linking OII research to policy and practitioner communities.

    email: victoria.nash@oii.ox.ac.uk

    tel: +44 (0)1865 287231

Faculty

  • Dr Patrick Allo

    Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow

    Patrick Allo’s main research is in logic and the philosophy of information. His current research focuses on the development of a logical approach to information visualisation.

    email: patrick.allo@oii.ox.ac.uk

    tel: +44 (0)1865 287225

  • Dr Mohammad Amir Anwar

    Researcher

    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.

    email: mohammad.anwar@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Dr Grant Blank

    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.

    email: grant.blank@oii.ox.ac.uk

    tel: +44 (0)1865 612336

  • Dr Jonathan Bright

    Research Fellow

    Jonathan Bright is a political scientist specialising in computational and ‘big data’ approaches to the social sciences.

    email: jonathan.bright@oii.ox.ac.uk

    tel: +44 (0)1865 287233

  • Professor Ian Brown

    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.

  • Jamie Cameron

    Research Assistant

    Jamie Cameron uses 3D imaging to improve accessibility to museum objects and monuments.

    email: jamie.cameron@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Greetje (Gretta) Corporaal

    Researcher

    Gretta is an organization scientist who studies the platform economy and the transformation of work and organizations.

    email: gretta.corporaal@oii.ox.ac.uk

    tel: +44 (0)1865 612330

  • Dr Huw C. Davies

    Researcher

    Huw’s research combines social theory with mixed, digital and ethnographic, methods to help critically re-evaluate how we approach young people’s digital literacies.

    email: huw.davies@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Dr Kathryn Eccles

    Research Fellow

    Kathryn Eccles has research interests in the impact of new technologies on scholarly behaviour and research, particularly in the Humanities.

    email: kathryn.eccles@oii.ox.ac.uk

    tel: +44 (0)1865 612338

  • Professor Rebecca Eynon

    Senior Research Fellow and Associate Professor

    Rebecca Eynon's research focuses on learning and the Internet, and the links between digital and social exclusion.

    email: rebecca.eynon@oii.ox.ac.uk

    tel: +44 (0)1865 287206

  • Dr Ruth Olimpia García Gavilanes

    Postdoctoral Researcher in Computational Social Science

    Ruth García Gavilanes is a Postdoctoral researcher and data scientist at the OII.

    email: ruth.garcia@oii.ox.ac.uk

    tel: +44 (0)1865 612777

  • Dr Andrew Graham

    Senior Fellow, Founder

    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.

  • Professor Mark Graham

    Professor of Internet Geography

    Mark Graham's research focuses on Internet and information geographies, and the overlaps between ICTs and economic development.

    email: mark.graham@oii.ox.ac.uk

    tel: +44 (0)1865 287203

  • Dr Scott A. Hale

    Senior Data Scientist

    Scott A. Hale is a Senior 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.

    email: scott.hale@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Dr Isis Hjorth

    Researcher

    Isis is a cultural sociologist focusing on emerging practices associated with networked technologies. She is currently researching microwork and virtual production networks in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia.

    email: isis.hjorth@oii.ox.ac.uk

    tel: +44 (0)1865 612775

  • Dr Bernie Hogan

    Research Fellow

    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.

    email: bernie.hogan@oii.ox.ac.uk

    tel: +44 (0)1865 287198

  • Professor Philip Howard

    Professor of Internet Studies

    Philip N. Howard is a professor of sociology, information and international affairs. He is the author, most recently, of Pax Technica: How the Internet of Things May Set Us Free or Lock Us Up.

    email: philip.howard@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Dr Otto Kässi

    Researcher

    Otto Kässi is a labour economist with a background in econometrics. His research concentrates on empirical study of online labour markets.

    email: otto.kassi@oii.ox.ac.uk

    tel: +44 (0)1865 280793

  • Professor Vili Lehdonvirta

    Associate Professor, Senior Research Fellow, Director of DPhil programme

    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.

    email: vili.lehdonvirta@oii.ox.ac.uk

    tel: +44 (0) 745 6420012

  • Professor Viktor Mayer-Schönberger

    Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation

    Viktor Mayer-Schönberger is the OII's Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation. His research focuses on the role of information in a networked economy.

    email: viktor.ms@oii.ox.ac.uk

    tel: +44 (0)1865 287232

  • Dr Graham McNeill

    Researcher

    Graham's research focuses on network science and visualization. He is particularly interested in geospatial and temporal networks.

    email: graham.mcneill@oii.ox.ac.uk

    tel: +44 (0)1865 287303

  • Joshua Melville

    DPhil student, Research Assistant

    Joshua Melville is a DPhil student at the Oxford Internet Institute. He is interested in several broad themes. Among them: modernity, identity, methodology, social structure, and visual representation.

    email: joshua.melville@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Dr Brent Mittelstadt

    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.

    email: brent.mittelstadt@oii.ox.ac.uk

    tel: +44 (0)1865 287221

  • Professor Gina Neff

    Associate Professor, Senior Research Fellow

    Professor Neff is a sociologist who studies innovation, the digital transformation of industries, and how new technologies impact work. She has studied digital change in the media, health care, and construction industries.

    email: gina.neff@oii.ox.ac.uk

    tel: +44 (0)1865 612778

  • Sanna Ojanperä

    Researcher

    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.

    email: sanna.ojanpera@oii.ox.ac.uk

    tel: +44 (0)1865 612344

  • Dr Anne-Marie Oostveen

    Research Fellow

    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.

    email: anne-marie.oostveen@oii.ox.ac.uk

    tel: +44 (0)1865 287208

  • Dr Andrew Przybylski

    Research Fellow

    Andrew Przybylski applies psychological models and motivational theory to study how people interact with virtual environments including video games and social media.

    email: andy.przybylski@oii.ox.ac.uk

    tel: +44 (0)1865 287230

  • Professor Ralph Schroeder

    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.

    email: ralph.schroeder@oii.ox.ac.uk

    tel: +44 (0)1865 287224

  • Joe Shaw

    Research Assistant, DPhil student

    Joe Shaw is an OII DPhil student and Research Assistant. His research is concerned with the geography of information, property market technologies (PropTech) and critical urbanism.

    email: joe.shaw@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • David Peter Simon

    Research Assistant, MSc Alumno

    David Peter Simon is an ethnographer assisting the Microwork and Virtual Production Networks project funded by the IDRC and led by investigators Prof Mark Graham and Dr Vili Lehdonvirta.

    email: david.simon@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Dr Mariarosaria Taddeo

    Researcher

    Mariarosaria Taddeo's main research areas are information and computer ethics, philosophy of information, philosophy of technology, ethics of cyber-conflict and cyber-security, and applied ethics.

    email: mariarosaria.taddeo@oii.ox.ac.uk

    tel: +44 (0)1865 287049

  • Dr Greg Taylor

    Research Fellow

    Greg's research focuses on the microeconomics of marketplaces that exist on, or are mediated by the Internet.

    email: greg.taylor@oii.ox.ac.uk

    tel: +44 (0)1865 287201

  • Dr Milena Tsvetkova

    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.

    email: milena.tsvetkova@oii.ox.ac.uk

    tel: +44 (0)1865 612342

  • Dr Ning Wang

    Research Associate, Researcher

    Ning Wang holds a joint position between the OII and Oxford's Mathematical Institute. His work involves in the collection and analysis of a big dataset tracking patterns of communication in online social networks.

    email: ning.wang@oii.ox.ac.uk

    tel: +44 (0)1865 612777

  • Dr Matt Willis

    Researcher

    Matt Willis is a researcher studying automation and computerisation in the NHS system with Prof. Meyer. Matt’s research interests include sociotechnical systems in healthcare settings and patient oriented infrastructures.

    email: matthew.willis@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Dr Alex J Wood

    Researcher

    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.

    email: alex.wood@oii.ox.ac.uk

    tel: +44 (0)1865 612332

  • Sam Woolley

    Research Assistant

    Samuel Woolley is the Director of Research of the Computational Propaganda project. His work focuses on the intersection of political communication and automation—with a specific focus on political bots on social media platforms.

  • Dr Joss Wright

    Research Fellow

    Joss Wright's research interests lie in cryptography, privacy-enhancing technologies and anonymous communications. His current research focuses on analysing Internet censorship, and data anonymization.

    email: joss.wright@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Dr Taha Yasseri

    Research Fellow in Computational Social Science

    Taha Yasseri has interests in analysis of Big Data to understand human dynamics, government-society interactions, mass collaboration, and opinion dynamics.

    email: taha.yasseri@oii.ox.ac.uk

    tel: +44 (0)1865 287229

  • Ben Zevenbergen

    DPhil Student, Research Assistant

    Ben is an OII DPhil student and Research Assistant working on the EU Internet Science project.

    email: bendert.zevenbergen@oii.ox.ac.uk

    tel: +44 (0)1865 612339

Current visitors

  • Dr Tom Chatfield

    Visiting Associate

    Tom Chatfield is a British author, broadcaster and tech philosopher. The author of six books exploring digital culture, he is currently researching critical thinking in the 21st century.

    tom.chatfield@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Tom Steinberg

    Visiting Policy Fellow

    Tom is now a strategy consultant, the senior contributing editor to Civicist (a publication on civic technology), an Ashoka fellow, and a visiting fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute.

  • Dr Ralph Straumann

    Visitor

    Ralph Straumann has earned his PhD in Geography from the University of Zurich with foci in geographic information science and cartography. He specialises in research about geographies of the Internet and user-generated content.

  • Professor Richard Susskind OBE

    Advisory Board Member, Visiting Professor

    A pioneer in the field of information technology and law, Richard Susskind is IT Adviser to the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, and chairman of the Advisory Board of the Oxford Internet Institute.

  • Professor Judy Wajcman

    Visiting Professor

    Judy Wajcman is the Anthony Giddens Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Past visitors

  • Hal Abelson

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Hal Abelson is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. Abelson has a broad interest in information technology and policy, and a longstanding interest in using computation as a conceptual framework in teaching.

  • Dr Robert Ackland

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Robert Ackland is a Fellow at the Australian National University (ANU). He has interests in the development of new methods (and associated e-Research tools) for quantitative analysis of social and economic phenomena on the Internet.

  • Richard Allan

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Richard Allan is a member of the Information Select Committee and the Liaison Committee of the House of Commons. He speaks and writes on a range of technology related subjects, including the development of e-democracy and e-government.

  • Dr Miriyam Aouragh

    Former Rubicon Postdoctoral Fellow

    Miriyam Aouragh has interests in mobility, interactivity, empowerment, grassroots activism and the construction of (imagined) online communities. She is studying the implications of new generation/Internet 2.0 for Palestinian and Lebanese activists.

    miriyam.aouragh@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Dr Ann-Sofie Axelsson

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Ann-Sofie Axelsson is a lecturer and researcher at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden. At the OII she undertook research on ethical, legal and institutional dynamics of e-science in Sweden.

  • Dr Maria Bakardjieva

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Maria Bakardjieva is an Assistant Professor of Communication and Culture at the University of Calgary. At the OII she conducted an ethnographic study of the Internet as a communication medium, focusing on intensive field work in Bulgaria.

  • Diego Beas

    Former Visiting Fellow

    In the last few years, my research has focused on the way information technologies affect governance and the political process.

  • Professor Christine Borgman

    Former Visiting Fellow, Former Visiting Fellow

    Christine Borgman is Professor and Presidential Chair in Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). her sabbatical research project at the OII addressed e-Science, Digital Libraries, and Knowledge Communities.

  • Dr Reneta Bozhankova

    Former Visiting Scholar

    Reneta Bozhankova is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Slavic Studies at the University of Sofia St Kliment Ohridski. Currently she is participating in projects investigating e-publishing and e-learning in Slavic Studies.

  • David A. Bray

    Former Visiting Associate

    David Bray studied as a PhD candidate researching Information Systems at the Goizueta Business School, Emory University, Atlanta. His interests include knowledge ecosystems, augmented group cognition, and emerging virtual institutions.

  • Dr Yana Breindl

    Former Wiener-Anspach Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow

    Yana Breindl researches digital rights campaigning at the European level, particularly targeting internet and copyright regulations.

  • Dr Dennis Broeders

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Dennis Broeders is a senior research fellow at the Dutch Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR) and a postdoctoral researcher at the department of Sociology of the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

  • Diane Cabell

    Former Visiting Industry Associate

    Diane Cabell is counsel for Creative Commons and iCommons. She is a former Clinical Instructor and Assistant Director of the Berkman Center at Harvard and founder of its Clinical Program in Cyberlaw.

  • Bob Carlson

    Former Visiting Associate

    Bob Carlson was HSBC Group Head of IT Operations and Telecommunications. He has pioneered global resourcing contracts with many IT and Telecommunications hardware, software, and services providers, as well as global virtual teaming concepts.

  • Federica Casarosa

    Former Academic Visitor

    Federica Casarosa is a doctoral student at the European University Institute in Florence. At the OII she undertook research on the regulation of online auctions, taking into account the role of self-regulation and public governance.

  • Professor Manuel Castells

    Former Distinguished Visiting Professor

    Manuel Castells is Research Professor at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC), in Barcelona. He also a University Professor and the holder of the Wallis Annenberg Chair of Communication Technology and Society at the USC Annenberg School of Communication

  • Professor Andrew Chadwick

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Andrew Chadwick is Professor of Political Science at the New Political Communication Unit, Royal Holloway, University of London. His research explores the Internet and new media as they relate to political communication, governance, and public policy.

  • Professor Kriengsak Chareonwongsak

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Kriengsak Chareonwongsak is President of the Institute of Future Studies for Development in Thailand. His interests include macro economics, public policy, economics of Internet, and governance reform.

  • Dr Jaz Hee-jeong Choi

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Jaz Hee-jeong Choi is an Australian Research Council (ARC) Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Urban Informatics Research Lab, Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Australia.

  • Dr Regina Connolly

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Dr Regina Connolly is a Senior Lecturer in Management Information Systems at DCU Business School, where she has responsibility for postgraduate courses in Information Systems.

  • J. Ignacio Criado

    Former Visiting Fellow

    J. Ignacio Criado is Lecturer in Politics and Public Administration, Autonomous University of Madrid. His interests cover public sector reform and modernization, quality and knowledge management in public organizations, and information society policies.

  • Dr Jeremy Crump

    Former Visiting Associate

    Jeremy Crump is Director of Strategy at the National Policing Improvement Agency, an agency of the Home Office. This role includes direction of the NPIA's research programme and its science and innovation strategy.

    jcrump01@gmail.com

    tel: +44 (0)7730 015847

  • Dr Paolo D’Iorio

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Paolo D'Iorio has a tenured position at the CNRS / ENS, Paris. His interests include collaborative networked research, digital libraries and archives, Open Source in the humanities, and the semantic web.

  • Peter Davies

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Peter Davies is a barrister who has held senior legal positions in a number of technology companies, including Microsoft, IBM and Apple Computers. He has acted as a consultant to the OECD on technology law.

  • Dr Alistair Duff

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Alistair Duff is a Reader in the Centre for Social Informatics and the School of Arts and Creative Industries, Edinburgh Napier University. At the OII he undertook research on information policy and the social distribution of information and news.

  • Professor Soumitra Dutta

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Soumitra Dutta is the Roland Berger Chaired Professor of Business and Technology, and Founder and Director of elab@INSEAD, Fountainbleau, France.

  • Lucy Firth

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Lucy Firth is a teacher and researcher at the Department of Information Systems, University of Melbourne. At the OII she worked on the socio-psycho impact of the Internet, and the Internet's potential in supporting clinicians in humanitarian disasters.

  • Dr Marcus Foth

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Marcus Foth is a Senior Research Fellow at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). His research pioneers new development approaches towards interactive social networking systems informed by community, social, and urban studies.

  • Prof. Dr. Georg Glasze

    Former Visitor

    Georg holds the chair of Cultural Geography at the University Erlangen-Nürnberg and is member of the Erlangen Centre Digital Social Sciences and Humanities. His interests include Critical Cartography and Geoweb-Studies.

    georg.glasze@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Edgar Gómez Cruz

    Former Visiting Doctoral Student

    Edgar Gómez is a doctoral student at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. His background is in Communication Studies and Sociology.

  • Professor Olena Goroshko

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Olena Goroshko is at the National Technical University, Ukraine. Her interests include psycho- and sociolinguistics, cognitive linguistics, gender studies, forensic linguistics and distance education.

  • Richard Grant

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Richard Grant is a career foreign service officer in the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. His research at the OII concentrated on the effects of modern information technologies on the practice of diplomacy.

  • Dr Francesco Grillo

    Former Visiting Associate

    Francesco holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and an MBA from Boston University. He is managing director of Vision & Value and advisor on innovation policies for the European Commission. He regularly writes for Italian and International newspapers.

  • Dr Louise Guthrie

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Louise Guthrie's recent research in Natural Language Processing has focused on text classification, semantic analysis of text, document reliability and security, and technology to discover hidden meanings in text.

  • Dr Paul Henman

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Paul Henman is senior lecturer in social policy at the University of Queensland, Australia. His research focuses on the nexus between information technologies, public administration and government policy processes.

  • Dr Maria Jose Hernández Serrano

    Former British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow

    Maria Jose Hernández Serrano is Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Theory and History of Education (Faculty of Education) in the University of Salamanca.

  • Professor Pekka Himanen

    Former Visiting Professor

    Pekka Himanen is a Professor at the University of Art and Design, Helsinki, a Visiting Professor at the Oxford Internet Institute, and a principal scientist at the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology.

  • Professor Dr Thomas Hoeren

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Thomas Hoeren is based at the Institute on Information, Telecommunications and Media Law (ITM) at Westfaelisch Universitaet. At the OII he focused on Internet governance and notions of 'informational justice' related to access to cyberinfrastructures.

  • Professor Jens Hoff

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Jens Hoff is a professor in comparative politics at the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. His research focuses on the importance of ICT for political institutions and processes, political culture and identity.

  • Alison Holt FIITP, M.Inst.D, CITP

    Former Academic Visitor

    Alison Holt is an internationally acclaimed expert in the Governance of Information Technology and Data, and a business owner. She is a member of the World Class New Zealand Network and committed to mentoring young technology companies and promoting the economic growth of New Zealand.

    alison.holt@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Professor Nicholas W. Jankowski

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Nicholas W. Jankowski is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication, University of Nijmegen. He has studied community media and other small-scale forms of communication, including use of the Internet in election campaigns.

  • Dr Jakob Linaa Jensen

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Jakob Jensen has research interests focused on social and democratic uses of the Internet. He is part of a big Danish national research project on the new borderlines and interfaces of the public sphere.

    jakob.jensen@oii.ox.ac.uk

    tel: +44 (0)1865 287229

  • Dr Jianbin Jin

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Jianbin Jin is currently an Associate Professor of the School of Journalism and Communication, Tsinghua University, China. He has interests in the adoption, use and social effects of new media, communication theory and research methods.

  • Professor Aharon Kellerman

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Aharon Kellerman is Vice President of the University of Haifa. At the OII he studied the geography of the website production and consumption. His interests include economic and urban geography, timespace studies and social theory and geography.

  • Dr Linda Jean Kenix

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Linda Jean Kenix is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. Her research interests have focused on the representation of marginal groups in mass media, giving specific attention to the agenda-setting role of media in society.

  • Dr Tanai Khiaonarong

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Tanai is a Senior Financial Sector Expert in the Monetary and Capital Markets Department of the International Monetary Fund.

  • Professor Young Mie Kim

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Young Mie Kim's research centres around new media and democracy; at the OII she will be examining collective action in the new media environment.

  • Christopher Kuner

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Christopher Kuner is a partner in the Brussels office of the international law firm Hunton & Williams. He has interests in data protection law, privacy law, private international law, European law, legal aspects of the Internet and electronic commerce.

  • Professor John Laprise

    Former Visiting Fellow

    John Laprise is an Assistant Professor in Residence at Northwestern University in Qatar and serves as a Consulting Scholar to ictQatar.

  • Dr Sonia Liff

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Sonia Liff is a Reader in Industrial Relations and Organisational Behaviour at Warwick Business School. She has research interests in gender and employment; technical change and occupational and skill needs; equality and diversity policies and practices.

  • Professor Miriam Lips

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Miriam Lips is Professor of E-Government at Victoria University of Wellington. Her interests include identity management, citizen-centric government, e-participation, government 2.0, e-records management, personalisation, and digital citizenship.

  • Christoph Lutz

    Former Visiting Doctoral Student

    Christoph Lutz is a doctoral student at the Institute for Media and Communications Management of the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. His background is in Sociology and he is investigating the social impact of new communication technologies, especially social media.

  • Jorge Luis Salcedo Maldonado

    Former Visiting Doctoral Student

    Jorge Luis Salcedo Maldonado is researching the structure of mobilization online networks against antipiracy law: supranational and national activism in the European Union (the case of Spain).

  • Dr Chris Mann

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Chris Mann is a Senior Research Associate in the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cambridge. Her pioneering work on methodological and ethical issues in doing Internet-research underpinned her research at the OII.

  • Dr Alessandro Mantelero

    Former Visiting Fellow, Former Visiting Fellow

    Alessandro Mantelero is aggregate professor of Private Law at the Polytechnic University of Turin, Director of Privacy and Faculty Fellow at the Nexa Center for Internet and Society. His research is focused on data protection, Big Data and privacy.

  • Dr Ursula Martin

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Ursula Martin holds appointments at Queen Mary University of London and the University of Cambridge. She worked at the OII to explore strategies for the ACM to promote diversity and the status of women in the computing professions.

  • Dr Gustavo Mesch

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Gustavo Mesch is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Haifa, Israel. He is studying patterns of Internet use and the role of the Internet in adolescents' social relationships and the nature of social networks online and offline in Israel through time.

  • Desiree Miloshevic

    Former Visiting Associate, Former Visiting Associate

    Desiree Miloshevic is International Affairs and Policy Adviser at Afilias. She has participated actively in the areas of DNS policy and Internet governance, including work as an expert technical and policy consultant for new top-level domains.

  • Dr Gianluca Miscione

    Former Visiting Fellow

    I have a long lasting interest in organizational aspects of information technologies in use in the most diverse contexts. I have conducted and contributed to research in Europe, Latin America, India, East Africa, and on the Internet in the empirical domains of health, planning and currencies.

    gianluca.miscione@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Dr Ted Nelson

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Ted Nelson occupies a unique place in the computer field, a 'systems humanist' designer whose vision of a Utopian world of intellect focused around the computer screen foresaw (from the 1960s) the kind of cyberworld that has been opened by the Internet.

  • Professor Gregory O’Hare

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Gregory O'Hare is an Associate Professor at the School of Computer Science & Informatics at University College Dublin. His research interests include distributed Artificial Intelligence and Multi-Agent Systems (MAS), and mobile and ubiquitous computing.

  • Osaro Odemwingie

    Former CSPP Visitor

    Osaro Odemwingie is a human rights and development worker. At the OII he undertook research on the impact of ICTs on advocacy for transparency and accountability in governance, focusing on the Campaign For Freedom of Information Act in Nigeria.

  • Dr Han Woo Park

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Han Woo Park conducts research on various computer-mediated communication issues, focusing on the use of new communication technologies in extending social networks and the role of communication in scientific, technical, and innovative activities.

  • Dr Sora Park

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Sora Park is an Associate Professor at the University of Canberra. Her research focuses on the digital media users and digital inclusion policy. At OII she is undertaking research on the relationship between online and offline realities.

  • Professor Helen Partridge

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Professor Helen Partridge is based in the Faculty of Science and Technology at QUT, Brisbane, Australia. At the OII she will undertake a study exploring people's information practices within a web 2.0 world.

  • Dr Jenny Pickerill

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Jenny Pickerill is a lecturer in Human Geography at Leicester University. She has a particular interest in Internet activism, and is currently exploring anti-war activism in Britain, and anti-capitalist activism and everyday life.

  • Ms Sarah Porter

    Former Visitor

    Sarah is best known for leading Jisc’s innovation work for over ten years, championing the use of digital technologies to enhance learning, teaching, research.

  • Dr Cornelius Puschmann

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Cornelius Puschmann is a postdoctoral researcher at Humboldt University of Berlin’s School of Library and Information Science (BSLIS) and a research associate at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG).

  • Professor Charles D. Raab

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Charles Raab is Professor of Government at the University of Edinburgh. He has interests in data protection, public access to information, e-government, data-sharing, police cooperation, e-democracy, surveillance, as well as regulatory policy.

  • Danica M. Radovanovic

    Former PhD Chevening Scholar

    Summary to be supplied

  • Dr Babak Rahimi

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Babak Rahimi's current research is on the implications of ICTs for Shi'i Islam in Iran and Iraq, especially how the Internet contributes to Shi'i politics online.

  • Terje Rasmussen

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Terje Rasmussen is Professor of Media Studies and Digital Media at the University of Oslo. His interests include social and technical changes of the Internet, Internet governance, the Internet in everyday life, ethics of the media, and social theory.

  • Professor Gene Rochlin

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Gene Rochlin is Professor of Energy and Resources, University of California, Berkeley. During his time at the OII, he worked on issues of security, dependency, and embedding of IT and other electronic networks.

  • Luis Fernando Rodríguez Garcia

    Former Visiting Doctoral Student

    Fernando Rodríguez is a doctoral candidate and teaching assistant at the Department of Constitutional Law at the National University of Distance Education (UNED), Madrid.

  • Professor Inma Rodríguez-Ardura

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Inma Rodríguez-Ardura is researching the Internet's impact on pricing strategies and price competition, attitudinal outcomes in consumer adoption of e-commerce-based recommendation systems, and the role and influence of motivations in online consumption.

  • Professor Seamus Ross

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Seamus Ross is Dean of the Faculty of Information (commonly known as the iSchool) at the University of Toronto. He is interested in approaches to ensuring the long term accessibility of the materials created or represented in digital form.

  • Mary Rundle

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Mary Rundle is a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard Law School. Her interests include how new tools for digital identity management can strengthen user control and contribute to a person's autonomy.

  • Dr Christian Sandvig

    Former Visiting Fellow, Former Visiting Fellow

    Christian Sandvig is an Assistant Professor of Speech Communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He researches the tensions between social, technical, and legal mechanisms of control in the development of communication technologies.

  • Lisa Sargood

    Former Visiting Associate

    Lisa Sargood is a digital professional who has driven BBC Vision's factual multiplatform strategy with projects such as Springwatch, Virtual Revolution, Wildlife Finder, LabUK and Wonders of the Universe.

  • Jesper Schlaeger

    Former Visiting Doctoral Student

    Jesper Schlaeger is a PhD Fellow at the University of Copenhagen, Department of Political Science. His academic work focuses on Internet-mediated changes of power relations within the Chinese political system.

  • Wendy Seltzer

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Wendy Seltzer is a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University. She founded and leads the Chilling Effects Clearinghouse, and speaks frequently on copyright, trademark, open source, and the public interest online.

  • Dr Huipeng Shi

    Former HCN Visiting Fellow

    Dr Huipeng Shi works as the Associate Chief Physician in Department of Orthopaedics at the Shanghai 6th Hospital, Jiao Tong University. He attained an MBA from Hong Kong University and has eight patents for trauma-related products in the P.R.China.

  • Professor Ignace Snellen

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Ignace Snellen is an Emeritus Professor of Public Administration at Erasmus University, Rotterdam. he has specialised in the impact of ICTs on the internal and external relations of public administrations.

  • Professor Mingqiu Song

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Dr Mingqiu Song is an Associate Professor of the School of Management, Dalian University of Technology, China. Her previous research focused on the network information security.

  • Prof. Dr. Sarah Spiekermann

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Sarah chairs the Institute for Management Information Systems at Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna). She has published over 70 articles on social and ethical implications of computer systems and has given over 80 presentations of her work and thinking throughout the world.

  • Dr Jo Tacchi

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Jo Tacchi is a Senior Research Fellow at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). She has conducted research on radio and the Internet in the UK, Australia, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and South Africa.

  • Professor John Taylor

    Former Visiting Fellow, Former Visiting Fellow

    John Taylor is Professor of Government and Information Management at Caledonian Business School, Glasgow. Recent work focuses on emergent new public policy initiatives in the UK and Europe aimed at the formation of new governance structures.

  • Dhanaraj Thakur

    Former Visiting Doctoral Student

    Summary to be supplied

  • Hannibal Travis

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Hannibal Travis is an Associate Professor of Law at Florida International University. His research interests include net neutrality regulation, copyright and patent reform, and the legal implications of digital media.

  • Professor Joseph Turow

    Former Astor Visiting Lecturer

    Joseph Turow is Robert Lewis Shayon Professor of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School For Communication.

  • Dr Harry Valetk

    Former Visiting Associate

    Harry A. Valetk is a new media attorney devoted to data privacy, consumer protection, and the complex interaction between the law, technology, and society at large.

  • Thierry Vedel

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Thierry Vedel is a researcher with the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), Centre for Political Research (CEVIPOF), Paris. His research interests cover media policies and regulation, political communication, Internet and politics.

  • Roberto Verzola

    Former CSPP Visitor

    Roberto Verzola undertook research at the OII on how technologies and other modern developments have been used in various countries to enhance (or subvert) electoral processes, and applied the lessons learned to the case of the Philippines.

  • Tony Wales

    Former Visiting Associate

    Tony Wales was appointed as General Counsel of AOL International in June 2007, responsible for the company's worldwide legal affairs outside the United States. During this time he has been instrumental in the launch of new businesses in 31 territories.

  • Dr Junchao Wang

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Dr Junchao Wang is an Associate Professor of Journalism and Media Criticism with Tsinghua University, China. He is a media critic with ten years' experience in media criticism teaching and practice.

  • Professor David Waterman

    Former Visiting Fellow

    David Waterman is Professor in the Department of Telecommunications at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. His research and teaching interests center on the economics of media, and more generally on the economics of information.

  • Professor Frank Webster

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Frank Webster is Professor of Sociology at City University, University of London. He has written extensively on information developments and information society issues, and undertaken research at the OII in the area of democratisation and new media.

  • Dr Deborah Wheeler

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Deborah Wheeler teaches at the Jackson School of International Studies and the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Washington, Seattle. She focuses on the development and impact of the Internet in the Islamic World.

  • Paul F. Wouters

    Former NCeSS Visiting Research Fellow

    Paul Wouters is scientific director of the Erasmus Studio, and holds a professorship at the EUR Faculty of Social Sciences. He is interested in the design and analysis of new scholarly practices in the humanities and social sciences.

  • Professor Matthew Zook

    Former Visiting Fellow

    Professor Matthew Zook is a Professor in Geography at the University of Kentucky (USA) and have just completed a year as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Tartu (Estonia).

Doctoral students

  • Ramtin (Rami) Amin

    DPhil student

    Rami Amin is a doctoral candidate at the University of Oxford, focusing on the use of experimental methods to explore political science research questions and themes. His thesis investigates the impact of visibility and transparency on democratic participation and civic behavior.

    ramtin.amin@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Gillian Bolsover

    DPhil Student

    Gillian Bolsover is an OII DPhil student. Her thesis will examine the potential of the Internet to change the balance of political power between established power holders and networked individuals in both the US and China.

    gillian.bolsover@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Bruce Eric Etling

    DPhil Student

    Bruce Etling's research is focused on the impact of the Internet on politics, political participation, and collective action.

    bruce.etling@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Thomas Flavel

    DPhil student

    Thomas is an OII DPhil student focused on self-presentation on the Chinese internet.

    thomas.flavel@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Nicolas Friederici

    DPhil Student

    Nicolas is an OII DPhil student. His research examines the dynamics of complex innovation ecosystems in developing countries, and in particular the role of technology innovation hubs.

    nicolas.friederici@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Khairunnisa Haji Ibrahim

    DPhil Student

    Khairunnisa is interested in the digital representation of places and how these affect sense of place and place-making activities, the production, management and consumption of user-generated content, crowdsourcing and online mapping.

    khairunnisa.hajiibrahim@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Yin Yin Lu

    DPhil student

    Yin is fascinated by the intersection between language and technology. Her research focuses on the hashtag, one of the most notable sociotechnical phenomena of the 21st century.

    yin.lu@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Joshua Melville

    DPhil student, Research Assistant

    Joshua Melville is a DPhil student at the Oxford Internet Institute. He is interested in several broad themes. Among them: modernity, identity, methodology, social structure, and visual representation.

    joshua.melville@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Allison Mishkin

    DPhil Student and MSc Alumna

    Allison is a DPhil student focused on technology and child development. Her research interests include STEM education, the influence of home, school, and social environments unto technology outcomes, women in STEM, and how to maximize positive outcomes.

    allison.mishkin@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Laura Molloy

    DPhil student

    Laura is interested in the digital curation and information / digital literacy practices within specific research areas and professions. At the OII, she is focusing on digital curation and digital literacy skills in UK visual art professional practice.

    laura.molloy@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Paige Mustain

    DPhil student

    Before joining the OII, Paige earned her M.A. in Communication from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (2014) and completed her B.A. in Communication from the University of California, San Diego (2011) with a focus on Communication as a Social Force.

    paige.mustain@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Tom Nicholls

    DPhil student

    Tom Nicholls is a DPhil student studying the impact of technology on citizen/government relationships, the Internet's implications for public management and models of electronic public service delivery.

    tom.nicholls@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Dana Polatin-Reuben

    DPhil student

    Dana is a doctoral student at Oxford’s Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security.

  • Vyacheslav W. Polonski

    DPhil student

    Vyacheslav Polonski is a doctoral student at the OII, specialising in network science and the sociology of the Internet. His research focuses on the structural aspects of collective behaviour in online communities.

    vyacheslav.polonski@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Joe Shaw

    Research Assistant, DPhil student

    Joe Shaw is an OII DPhil student and Research Assistant. His research is concerned with the geography of information, property market technologies (PropTech) and critical urbanism.

    joe.shaw@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Theodora Sutton

    DPhil student

    Theodora is an OII DPhil student interested in digital anthropology.

    theodora.sutton@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Bertram Vidgen

    DPhil student

    Bertram Vidgen is an OII DPhil student. His research focuses on far-right extremism in online contexts.

    bertram.vidgen@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Gregory Walton

    DPhil student

    Gregory is a DPhil candidate at Oxford's Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security.

  • Wybo Wiersma

    DPhil student

    Wybo Wiersma is an OII DPhil student.

    wybo.wiersma@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • James Williams

    DPhil student

    James Williams is a doctoral candidate at the Oxford Internet Institute. He studies the ethics of attention and persuasion in technology design.

    james.williams@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Pu Yan

    DPhil student

    Pu Yan is an OII DPhil student. She is interested in how ICTs have changed Chinese interpersonal relationships (guanxi) and transformed the everyday information practices in rural and urban China.

  • Ben Zevenbergen

    DPhil Student, Research Assistant

    Ben is an OII DPhil student and Research Assistant working on the EU Internet Science project.

    bendert.zevenbergen@oii.ox.ac.uk

    tel: +44 (0)1865 612339

Masters students

  • Deniz Duru Aydin

    MSc student

    Deniz Duru Aydin is an OII MSc student, interested in analyzing internet censorship as well as user behaviour to circumvent such controls. Before coming to the OII, she completed her B.A. at New York University and worked for the global NGO Access Now.

  • Ilinca Barsan

    MSc student

    Ilinca Barsan is an OII MSc student.

  • Andrew Berkley

    MSc student

    Andrew Berkley is an OII MSc student.

  • Shira Naomi Bick

    MSc student

    Naomi is interested in online publishing and currently works as a Research Assistant at the Reuters Institute of Journalism. Prior to joining the OII, she won a News and Documentary Emmy Award for her work as a producer with PBS: FRONTLINE/World.

  • Sven Braun

    MSc student

    Sven Braun is an OII MSc student.

  • Andrew Bulovsky

    MSc student

    Selected as a Marshall Scholar, Andrew holds a BA in Political Science & Communication (Univ. Wisconsin-Madison, 2014) and an MSc in Comparative Politics (LSE, 2015). He's worked for two MPs in the British House of Commons and is interested in digital political communication.

  • Judith Dada

    MSc student

    Judith Dada is an OII MSc student.

  • Ndakuna Fonso Amidou

    MSc student

    Ndakuna Fonso Amidou is an OII MSc student.

  • Julian Gilson

    MSc student

    Julian is interested in computational social science and forecasting methods. In his research he is developing modelling techniques that produce more accurate and granular predictions of event outcomes.

    julian.gilson@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Greg Johnson

    MSc student

    Greg Johnson is a master's student interested in strategies to convert lurkers on social media and community-oriented platforms into active participants. Before joining the OII, Greg managed e-government platforms at the university and city level.

    gregory.johnson@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Samuel Johnston

    MSc student

    Samuel Johnston is an OII MSc student.

  • Saumya Krishna

    MSc student

    Saumya Krishna is an OII MSc student.

  • Chun (Raphael) Leung

    MSc student

    Chun (Raphael) Leung is an OII MSc student.

  • Zachary Levine

    MSc student

    Zachary Levine is an OII MSc student.

  • Rebecca Lewis

    MSc student

    Becca holds a BA in Film Studies from Columbia University and has since worked in social media analytics at the company Crimson Hexagon. She is interested in collective action online and digital media as it relates to gender, race, and sexuality.

  • Lofred Madzou

    MSc student

    Lofred’s interests lie at the intersection of technology, philosophy and entrepreneurship. Before coming to the OII, he completed his MSc at the University of Montreal (Summa Cum Laude), worked at the European Commission and founded the Start-up Propind.

    lofred.madzou@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Lauren McKarus

    MSc student

    Lauren McKarus is an OII MSc student.

  • Sophie Melville

    MSc student

    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.

  • Nicole Ng

    MSc student

    Nicole was a government lobbyist and qualitative consumer researcher in South East Asia, with a History BA from Columbia U. She's interested in information diets of elites, the politics in code, and novel user behaviors in mobile-first regions.

    xin.ng@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Carl Öhman

    MSc student

    Carl Öhman is an OII MSc student.

  • Juan Ortiz Frueler

    MSc student

    Before joining the OII, Juan was an activist, member of an Argentinian human rights NGO. With a degree in Law (Di Tella, 2010) and a Masters in Public Policy (Oxford, 2015), he is interested in the impact of the Internet on politics and inequality.

    juan.ortiz@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Umika Pidaparthy

    MSc student

    Umika Pidaparthy is an MSc student. She has worked as an online producer for Al Jazeera English and CNN. She has a BA in Sociology and Journalism from Emory University and is interested in the interactions between traditional news media and social networks.

    umika.pidaparthy@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Daniel Elisha Rachovitsky

    MSc student

    Daniel Elisha Rachovitsky is an OII MSc student.

  • Odysseas Sclavounis

    MSc student

    Odysseas Sclavounis is an OII MSc student.

  • Amrita Sengupta

    MSc student

    Amrita Sengupta is an OII MSc student.

  • Dirgayuza Setiawan

    MSc student

    Yuza is a prolific author of 11 books on technology, and a book on political philosophy. He is at the OII to make the Internet safer and better for children in Indonesia, and around the world.

    dirgayuza.setiawan@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Kate Sim

    MSc student

    Kate Sim is an OII MSc student.

  • Jia Li Zhao

    MSc student

    Jia Li Zhao is an OII MSc student.

Alumni

  • Dr Nesrine Abdel-Sattar

    DPhil Alumna

    Nesrine Abdel-Sattar is an OII DPhil alumna. She has interests in online news, news convergence, media effects, and reception of online news.

  • Eve Ahearn

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: Public People: Release and Protection of Government Open Data in the US and the UK Supervisor: Professor Viktor Mayer-Schönberger Completed: 2015

  • Fatema Akbar

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: User engagement and progression in open online 'micro lessons': An analysis of learners’ log data Supervisor: Dr Rebecca Eynon Completed: 2015

  • Andrea Alarcon

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: Multilingual Twitter users: audience design, context collapse and bridging between language spheres Supervisor: Dr Cristobal Cobo Completed: 2013

  • Dr Maja Andjelkovic

    DPhil Alumna

    Maja Andjelkovic is an OII DPhil alumna. She has interests in the potential of entrepreneurship and technology to contribute to economic, environmental and social sustainability.

  • Alexander Andresian

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Feeling ‘Snowed In’ After Snowden The Potential Chilling Effects of Government Surveillance Schemes on the Online Behaviour of British Muslims Supervisor: Dr Grant Blank Completed: 2015

  • Andre Avorio

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Technology Appropriation: A Study of the 'Open Educational Resources' Movement in Brazil Supervisor: Professor Viktor Mayer-Schönberger Completed: 2012

  • Laird Barret

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Institutional, Cultural and Design Factors Influencing Coursework-related iPad Use by Medical Students Supervisor: Dr Eric T. Meyer Completed: 2012

  • Alexander Bassmanow

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: The relationship between Online Friendship Count and Dyadic Personality Assessment Supervisor: Dr Bernie Hogan Completed: 2013

  • Aditya Basu

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: How Alters Affect Impression Management on Online Social Networks: Are Your Facebook Friends the Problem? Supervisor: Dr Bernie Hogan Completed: 2012

  • Caroline Baylon

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: The Cybercrime Pandemic in Eastern Europe-Identifying the Root Causes Supervisor: Dr Ian Brown Completed: 2011

  • Wes Beaver

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Social Media’s Dialogic Effect and Non-Profit Organizations Supervisor: Dr Jonathan Bright Completed: 2014

  • Therese-Heather Belen

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: Managing Information-sharing Behaviours in Public-by-default Online Social Networks Supervisor: Dr Bernie Hogan Completed: 2010

  • Shannon Bell

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: Your post changed my opinion…said no one ever?: A qualitative study of Californian Facebook users and the impact of political posts Supervisor: Professor Helen Margetts Completed: 2015

  • Dr Florian Bersier

    DPhil Alumnus

    Florian Bersier was a DPhil candidate at the OII, working in the interplay between economics and complex systems. His thesis focused on the design of online reputation systems.

  • Eve Binder

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: Can Gaming Inspire Giving? A Controlled Experiment on the Effectiveness of Gamification as a Fundraising Tool Supervisor: Dr Vili Lehdonvirta Completed: 2015

  • Andreas Birkbak

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Crystallizations in the Blizzard: When improvised colloboration freezes into Facebook groups Supervisor: Professor Ralph Schroeder Completed: 2011

  • Jeremy Bowles

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: The Political Economy of Conflict, Cooperation and Consensus in IP Address Governance Supervisor: Professor Viktor Mayer-Schönberger Completed: 2013

  • Janine Braithwaite

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: The UK Internet Filtering Regime: Trends in Enforcement and Attitude Supervisor: Dr Joss Wright Completed: 2012

  • Wensie Caillet

    MSc Alumna

    Wensie Caillet is an OII MSc student. She has a keen interest in education, knowledge sharing, and ICTs and their impact in developing areas, most notably rural China.

  • Corinne Cath

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: A case study of coding rights: should freedom of speech be instantiated in the protocols and standards designed by the Internet Engineering Task Force? Supervisor: Professor Luciano Floridi Completed: 2015

  • Atilla Cevik

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: The Effects of Politics on Information-Selection Modes Online: A Typology of Exposure and Avoidance in High-Choice Media Enviromnents Supervisor: Dr Jonathan Bright Completed: 2015

  • Alison Cies

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: The Digital Dilemma: Gender, Empowerment, and the Global Divide in ICT Usage Supervisor: Dr Monica Bulger Completed: 2012

  • Dr Amanda Clarke

    DPhil Alumna

    Amanda Clarke is an OII DPhil alumna. Her DPhil research examined the tension between emerging models of online government-citizen engagement and the tenets and practices of public sector bureaucracies.

  • Dr Alissa Cooper

    DPhil Alumna

    Alissa Cooper is a doctoral alumna of the Oxford Internet Institute. Her research is about how country-specific regulatory factors and industry paradigms impact Internet engineering.

  • Josh Cowls

    MSc Alumnus

    Josh Cowls works on the Accessing and Using Big Data to Advance Social Science Knowledge project, having previously completed an MSc at the OII.

  • Quentin Cregan

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Where is the Internet? : Correlating domain name and IP allocations with geospatial and socio-economic data. Supervisor: Dr Ralph Schroeder Completed: 2010

  • George Dallas

    MSc Alumnus

    George Dallas is an OII MSc student and is interested in privacy and security on the internet.

  • Tim Davies

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: The Potential of Open Government Data as a Tool in Democratic Engagement and Reform of Public Cervices: The Case of Data.gov.uk Supervisor: Dr Rebecca Eynon Completed: 2010

  • Dr Ulrike Deetjen

    Research Associate and DPhil Alumna

    Ulrike Deetjen (née Rauer) is a doctoral student at the Oxford Internet Institute researching the influence of the Internet on healthcare provision and health outcomes.

    ulrike.deetjen@oxfordalumni.org
  • Quirijn Den Rooijen

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: I Predict a Riot? Identifying Offline Spatiotemporally Bound Group Behaviour via Automated Speech Act Classification of Twitter Data Supervisor: Dr Joss Wright Completed: 2012

  • Alec Dent

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Does the quality of an item description on ebay influence price? Supervisor: Dr Greg Taylor Completed: 2011

  • Eva Didier

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: Grieving Online Together: a change in the mourning process and paradigm? Supervisor: Professor Viktor Mayer-Schönberger Completed: 2011

  • Katherine Dransfield

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: Seeing War through Social Media: Updating Virilio Supervisor: Dr Joss Wright Completed: 2013

  • Dr Elizabeth Dubois

    DPhil Alumna

    Elizabeth Dubois is an OII DPhil alumna. Her research focuses on the role of personal influence in political communication networks.

  • Stefanie Duguay

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: Facebook as a decontextulaized environment: Young People's experience of navigating LGBTQ identities on a social networking site Supervisor: Dr Rebecca Eynon Completed: 2013

  • Lilas Duvernois-Guevara

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: How do mobile location-based games shape movement patterns in an urban environment? Supervisor: Dr Vili Lehdonvirta Completed: 2014

  • Dr Tobias Escher

    DPhil Alumnus

    Tobias Escher has interests in citizen-government relationships online (eParticipation, eGovernment), in political representation as well as e-Social Science methods. He has a background in Communication Studies, Computer Science and Politics.

  • Rebecca Fallon

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: Guns and Roses: Online Imagery as Jihadi Particpation for Female ISIS Supporters Supervisor: Dr Victoria Nash Completed: 2015

  • Asha Fereydouni

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Wearable health-tracking technologies: motivations of existing users and barriers to mass-adoption Supervisor: Dr William Dutton Completed: 2014

  • Joao Fiadeiro

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Wikipedia as a co-authorship commmunity: exploring the dynamics of colloboration and article quality Supervisor: Dr Taha Yasseri Completed: 2013

  • Dr Heather Ford

    DPhil Alumna

    Heather Ford is a DPhil alumna who studies how Wikipedians write history as it happens. Her research covers online collaboration, conflict, historiography, alternative media, the Arab Spring and intellectual property rights.

  • Alexander Furnas

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: You Are Who You Follow?: Semantic Simlarity of Political Partisan's Ego-Networks on Twitter Supervisor: Dr Sandra Gonzalez-Bailon Completed: 2012

  • Devin Gaffney

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Determining the Importance of Geography On Twitter Supervisor: Professor Viktor Mayer-Schönberger Completed: 2012

  • Danit Gal

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: Encrypted Jihad: Assessment, Implications and Associated Risks”. Supervisor: Dr Joss Wright Completed: 2015

  • Graham Gannon

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Friends like me: Personality and ‘like’ behaviour on Facebook Supervisor: Dr Greg Taylor Completed: 2012

  • Bryce Goodman

    Research Associate and MSc alumno

    Bryce Goodman works at the intersection of philosophy, technology and entrepreneurship. His research at the OII is focused on the economic, legal and ethical aspects of artificial intelligence and machine learning.

    bwgoodman@gmail.com
  • Will Granger

    MSc Alumnus

    Will Granger is an OII MSc student. He is interested in ethical questions posed by the spread of the Internet, such as the clash between the usefulness of Big Data and concerns over personal privacy.

  • Bryn Griffiths

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: Towards a rational model of information revelation online Supervisor: Dr Bernie Hogan Completed: 2014

  • Marianna Griva

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: Flaming on YouTube: The Role of Anonymity, Social Norms and Gender Supervisor: Dr Sandra Gonzalez-Bailon Completed: 2013

  • Dr Darja Groselj

    DPhil Alumna

    Darja Groselj is a DPhil alumna. Her thesis examined the dynamics of information exchange in virtual communities.

  • Wojciech Gryc

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Influence and Network Evolution in the Political Blogosphere Supervisor: Dr Sandra Gonzalez-Bailon Completed: 2010

  • Tania Gupta

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: Transnational Identity Formation and Inter-personal Communication amongst Immigrant Groups in the Gulf Arab States Supervisor: Dr Grant Blank Completed: 2014

  • Dr Fadhila Haeri Mazanderani

    DPhil Alumna

    Fadhila Mazanderani was a DPhil candidate at the OII where her work focused on the health information seeking practices of people living with HIV / Aids and the relationship between access to information, patient empowerment and expertise.

  • Rasmus Hagen

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Sitting on a Filter Bubble: An Examination of Fragmentation in Search Engine Results Supervisor: Professor Ralph Schroeder Completed: 2012

  • Dr Scott A. Hale

    Senior Data Scientist

    Scott A. Hale is a Senior 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.

    scott.hale@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Frank Hangler

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Citizen Participation in Constructing the Smart City Supervisor: Dr Cristobal Cobo Completed: 2014

  • Guangyue He

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Copyright Licensing and the Translation of Scholarly Texts: The Impact of Creative Commons Licensing on English-Chinese Translations Supervisor: Professor Bill Dutton Completed: 2010

  • Paul Hermann

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Twitter and Movie Sales Supervisor: Dr Greg Taylor Completed: 2010

  • Dr Isis Hjorth

    Researcher

    Isis is a cultural sociologist focusing on emerging practices associated with networked technologies. She is currently researching microwork and virtual production networks in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia.

    isis.hjorth@oii.ox.ac.uk

    tel: +44 (0)1865 612775

  • Anna Hopper

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: How Does Political Ideology Shape Attitudes Toward Internet Policy Supervisor: Dr Vicki Nash Completed: 2012

  • Charles Howell

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: The Burden of Interconnectedness: A Network Approach to Cross Pressures and Political Particpation Supervisor: Dr Jonathan Bright Completed: 2015

  • Ayman Idrissi

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Purchasing phone plans: the behavioural effects of using price comparison sites Supervisor: Dr Greg Taylor Completed: 2013

  • Jing Jing

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: The Diffusion Information and Behaviour on Social Network Site: A Study of Event Recommendation and Participation on douban.com Supervisor: Dr Greg Taylor Completed: 2012

  • Hilary Johnson

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: Consumer Empowerment: An Empirical Investigation of the Relationship Between Online Information Provision, Voice & Exit, and Consumer Power Supervisor: Dr Rebecca Eynon Completed: 2012

  • Amba Kak

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: Unbundling the internet: Locating the user's voice in the debate on zero-rating in India Supervisor: Dr Greg Taylor Completed: 2015

  • Frederike Kaltheuner

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: Web archiving the Eqyptian revolution:A qualitative study on the ephemerality and endurance of digital content Supervisor: Dr Eric Meyer Completed: 2013

  • Ai Kang

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: The Collective Cyberbullying on Sina Weibo Supervisor: Dr Jonathan Bright Completed: 2014

  • Salone Kapur

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: Dictatorship Gone Digital: How Authoritarian Regimes are Consolidating their Power in the Internet Age Supervisor: Professor Helen Margetts Completed: 2011

  • Elizabeth Kaufer

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: Do Looks Matter? The Effect of Survey Design on Data Quality in Academic Studies on Amazon Mechanical Turk Supervisor: Professor Ralph Schroeder Completed: 2015

  • Justin Kempley

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Patient trust and interaction with online self-diagnosis tools: a comparative study Supervisor: Dr Joss Wright Completed: 2014

  • Hae Na Kim

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: The Relationship betwenn Quality of Collaboration Knowledge and Authorship: A Comparative Case Study of Google Knol vs. Wikipedia Supervisor: Dr Sandra Gonzalez-Bailon Completed: 2011

  • Sylwia Kowalczuk

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: Civic Engagement in Poland: Case Study of the 'Zwolnic Kuzniara' e-tactic Supervisor: Professor Bill Dutton Completed: 2013

  • Gillian Langor

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: The Role of Online Particpation in Engineers Without Borders: Relating data-driven social roles to actual and perceived influence online Supervisor: Dr Mark Graham Completed: 2011

  • Francesco Lanzoni

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Context Collapse or Networked Audience? The interaction between self-presentation and social network structures among Facebook users". Supervisor: Dr Bernie Hogan Completed: 2015

  • Marina Laube

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: Changing mobility through health information on the mobile Internet Supervisor: Dr Grant Blank Completed: 2012

  • Daniel Laverick

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: A Critical Review of Social Scientific Papers Regarding Twitter: Typologies Insights, and the Purposes of Social Scientific Research Supervisor: Dr Mark Graham Completed: 2012

  • Ginette Law

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: Internet Accessibility and Use through Mobile Phone Initiatives for Rural and Low Income Populations in Africa Supervisor: Dr Mark Graham Completed: 2010

  • Su Min Lee

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: Political participation in non-political online communities: The role of sense of community in fostering political participation Supervisor: Dr Vili Lehdonvirta Completed: 2014

  • Sarah Lefkowith

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: Credibility and Crisis in Semi-Anonymous Communities Supervisor: Dr Jonathan Bright Completed: 2014

  • Dr Han-Teng Liao

    DPhil Alumnus

    Han-Teng Liao is a student of various disciplines whose research aims to reconsider the role of keywords (sociolinguistics) and hyperlinks (webometrics) in shaping groups (governance) as bearers of ideas (political communications).

  • Isabella Litke

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: The rhetorical constructions of Citizenship Online: A case study of the Obama Administration's Open Government Intiative Supervisor: Dr Victoria Nash Completed: 2013

  • Xinxin Long

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: How Chinese foreign students at UK negotiate their transnational identities on different social networking websites Supervisor: Professor Viktor Mayer-Schönberger Completed: 2014

  • Amy Longdon

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: #bbcqt: The Increasingly Social Methods of Online Communication and Interaction with Regards to the BBC's Question Time Supervisor: Dr Vicki Nash Completed: 2012

  • Dr Max Loubser

    DPhil Alumnus

    Max Loubser is a DPhil student at the OII and Magdalen College. His thesis research is on governance in peer production projects with a focus on Wikipedia.

  • Liane Lovitt

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: Student Data Provacy Protection in Educational Technology: Influence of Public Discourse on Policy Enactment and Implementation Supervisor: Dr Victoria Nash Completed: 2015

  • Henning Lueke

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: The Viability of non-monetary incentive systmes viable for profit-seeking, non-chartiable crowdsourcing projects Supervisor: Dr Cristobal Cobo Completed: 2011

  • Anna Lutz

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: The Story You Tell Yourself: Self-Presentation in Online Support Groups Supervisor: Dr Kathryn Eccles Completed: 2015

  • Leonard Mack

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Innovation in Open Data - A comparative analysis of what makes Open Data thrive Supervisor: Professor Viktor Mayer-Schönberger Completed: 2014

  • Dr Christine Madsen

    DPhil Alumna

    Christine Madsen is a librarian and academic whose research aims to re-centre libraries at the heart of all the disciplines, and re-focus the work of librarians on creating a space for the transformation of information into knowledge.

  • Momin Malik

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Networks of collaboration and field emergence in 'Internet Studies' Supervisor: Dr Eric T. Meyer Completed: 2012

  • Ellie Marshall

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: From Variable to Linkable: How digital traces identify in the disaibility community in Britain Supervisor: Dr Anne-Marie Oostveen Completed: 2015

  • Jessica Mason

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: Mixed Methods Investigation of diability, demography, and Internet Use Supervisor: Professor Ralph Schroeder Completed: 2015

  • Amy McLeod

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: Developing social media practices: How a community-based initative in Birmingham supports online particpation Supervisor: Dr Rebecca Eynon Completed: 2012

  • Gemma McNeil-Walsh

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: Out of Africa? Mapping online news coverage of the Ebola epidemic 2014-15 Supervisor: Dr Mark Graham Completed: 2015

  • Ashwin Menon

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Aadhar: Illison or Panacea: A design analysis of the Unique ID system in India and its potential societal impact Supervisor: Dr Anne-Marie Oostveen Completed: 2015

  • Elisabeth Michaels

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: Citations Among Newspapers and Blogs in the 2008 U.S. Election Cycle Supervisor: Dr Sandra Gonzalez-Bailon Completed: 2010

  • Allison Mishkin

    DPhil Student and MSc Alumna

    Allison is a DPhil student focused on technology and child development. Her research interests include STEM education, the influence of home, school, and social environments unto technology outcomes, women in STEM, and how to maximize positive outcomes.

    allison.mishkin@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Yonatan Moskowitz

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: A Theoretical Model of Externalities in Anonymity Decisions Supervisor: Dr Ian Brown Completed: 2012

  • Tim Muntinga

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Home Sapiens Inquisitio: Trust in the Search Engine or the Result Supervisor: Dr Greg Taylor Completed: 2014

  • Olga Musayev

    MSc Alumna

    Olga Musayev is an OII MSc student and is interested in testing the limits of prediction and building anti-discrimination software.

  • Caitlin Myles

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: The amplification of inequality and the case of crowd mapping sexual violence Supervisor: Dr Cristobal Cobo Completed: 2014

  • Poonnama Narkkitikul

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: You Will When You Believe: How Perceptions of Website Content Pwnership Affect Responsiveness and Formality in the Thai Mobile-Telecommunications Industry Supervisor: Dr Bernie Hogan Completed: 2011

  • David Neale

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Section 127 of the Communications Act 2003: obscenity, 'basic standards' and freedom of expression online Supervisor: Dr Vicki Nash Completed: 2011

  • Dang Nguyen

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: Internet-based humour as civil resistance in authoritarian regimes Supervisor: Dr Vili Lehdonvirta Completed: 2015

  • Wei-Feng Ni

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: The Role of Social Media in Covering Developing Countries: The Case of Foreign Correspondents in China Supervisor: Dr Bernie Hogan Completed: 2010

  • Molly Norris

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: Application of Social Network Analysis (SNA) to the U.S. List of Foreign Terrorist Organizations Supervisor: Dr Mark Graham Completed: 2012

  • Dr Roy Nyberg

    DPhil Alumnus

    Roy Nyberg is an OII DPhil student. He has interests in the area of organizational theory and technological innovation.

  • Dr Chrysanthi Papoutsi

    DPhil Alumna

    Chrysanthi Papoutsi has a background in Management Science and Information Systems. Her current work focuses on information privacy perceptions and practices of health and IT professionals in HIV clinics.

  • Jon Penney

    Dhil Alumnus

    Jon Penney is an OII DPhil alumnus. His research interests include public law, intellectual property, and technology law, both separately and where these areas intersect.

  • Ross Petchler

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Cheap talk in online crowdsourcing contests Supervisor: Dr Greg Taylor Completed: 2013

  • Olivia Pierce

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: Mapping and understanding the geography of Flickr geotaggers Supervisor: Dr Mark Graham Completed: 2011

  • Rachel Pollack

    MSc Alumna

    Rachel is interested in the effects of communications surveillance on free expression.

  • Dr Lucy Power

    DPhil Alumna

    Lucy Power examines the shifting boundaries of the modern life-science laboratory. Her thesis focused on determining the impact of online tools on the research practices of life scientists.

  • Amaru Villanueva Rance

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Gaze-Translucency in Computer-Mediated Interactions Subtitle: Ways of seeing, being seen, and being seen to be seeing online Supervisor: Dr Mark Graham Completed: 2010

  • Dr Bianca Reisdorf

    DPhil Alumna

    Bianca Reisdorf holds a Diploma in Sociology (2008) from Bielefeld University, Germany. She has interests in media sociology (particularly new media) and social stratification, and has worked for public relations agencies and the German print media.

  • Jessica Richman

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: Donor Motivation and Recipient Selection in Online Philanthropy: The Case Study of Kiva.org Supervisor: Dr Bernie Hogan Completed: 2010

  • Dr Wolf Richter

    DPhil Alumnus

    Wolf Richter is researching the potential role of Social Entrepreneurship in addressing the market failure in digital goods. His research benefits from his dual background in IP Law and Computer Sciences and his newly developed passion for China.

  • Felix Rieseberg

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Live and in Real-Time': How temporal sorting influences the perceptionof information relevance Supervisor: Dr Bernie Hogan Completed: 2011

  • Julia Rone

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: Anonymous Bulgaria: Hacking Politics Supervisor: Dr Mark Graham Completed: 2013

  • Michael Rosenbloom

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: The SOPA Protests: A case study on Internet Activism Supervisor: Professor Bill Dutton Completed: 2013

  • Radu Rovin

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: What Makes an Online Game a Successful Learning Application? A Cross-Application Analysis Supervisor: Dr Cristobal Cobo Completed: 2012

  • Mor Rubinstein

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: Hackers, Advocates and Politicians: Civic Society Groups and their role in open Government Data Supervisor: Dr Eric Meyer Completed: 2014

  • Natalie Saltiel

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: Digital Witness and Trust in Interpersonal Relationships Supervisor: Dr Andy Przybylski Completed: 2015

  • Anna Samoilenko

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: The distorted mirror of Wikipedia: A quantitative analysis of Wikipedia coverage of academics Supervisor: Dr Taha Yasseri Completed: 2013

  • Manuel Schäffer

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Facebook's Timeline: managing the self in a new online exhibition space Supervisor: Professor Ralph Schroeder Completed: 2012

  • Rebecca Schild

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: (Re)viewing India's UID Inititative: Towards a Theory of e-Governance, Aesthetics and Change Supervisor: Dr Mark Graham Completed: 2013

  • Weiwei Shen

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Collectivism, Individualism and Privacy Online: A Cross-national Study of Internet Users' Attitudes and Behaviours Supervisor: Professor William Dutton Completed: 2011

  • Thain Simon

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: MOOCs For a fee: using signature track to examine student engagement, persistence, and performace on Coursera Supervisor: Dr Cristobal Cobo Completed: 2013

  • David Peter Simon

    Research Assistant, MSc Alumno

    David Peter Simon is an ethnographer assisting the Microwork and Virtual Production Networks project funded by the IDRC and led by investigators Prof Mark Graham and Dr Vili Lehdonvirta.

    david.simon@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Cohen Simpson

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Framing Collective Action: Online Communication and the Agency of Social Movements Supervisor: Dr Sandra Gonzalez-Bailon Completed: 2012

  • Charlotte Smart

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: How are discourses employed in talking about the role of new technological modalities in connectivity? Supervisor: Dr Mark Graham Completed: 2015

  • Anuj Srivas

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Rural Information Seeking Patterns: A Study of Farming and Fishing Communities in South India Supervisor: Dr Eric Meyer Completed: 2015

  • Amanda Summers-Plotno

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: Using Interviews to study social media adoption: The Case of US Congress and the Non-Use of Twitter Supervisor: Dr Monica Bulger Completed: 2012

  • Evan Szablowski

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Connected Conflict: Crowdsourced Intelligence in Networked Warfare Supervisor: Dr Grant Blank Completed: 2014

  • John Ternovski

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Measuring Social Influence in an Activist Network through a large-scale field experiment Supervisor: Dr Andy Przybylski Completed: 2014

  • Dr Marcelo Thompson

    DPhil Alumnus

    Marcelo Thompson was a DPhil candidate at the OII, working in the interplay between technology law and political theory. His thesis situated the legal problem of technological neutrality within the neutrality-perfectionism debate in politics.

  • Katherine Tolentino

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: The Management of Identity and Privacy in Sex Worker Blogs Supervisor: Dr Bernie Hogan Completed: 2012

  • Daniel Toth

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Verbal-Nonverbal Comment Dynamics on YouTube Supervisor: Dr Ian Brown Completed: 2013

  • Russell Verbeeten

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Growth and Behaviour in Peer-to-Peer Car-Sharing Supervisor: Dr Ian Brown Completed: 2012

  • Gili Vidan

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: Strength in Numbers, Trust in Protocols: The Bitcoin Ethos and the Delegation of Governance to New Technocrats Supervisor: Professor Luciano Floridi Completed: 2014

  • Dr Daniel Villar-Onrubia

    DPhil Alumnus

    Daniel Villar Onrubia is an OII DPhil student researching open educational initiatives and practices in the Higher Education sector.

  • Sandra Wachter

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: Sarcasm Detection on the Internet: Offensive and Insulting Language on the Social Web and the Limits to Freedom of Expression and the Right to Privacy Supervisor: Dr Grant Blank Completed: 2015

  • Lauren Wagner

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: Unpacking Perceived Social Support Online Supervisor: Dr Anne-Marie Oostveen Completed: 2011

  • Sara Marie Watson

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: Living with Data: Personal Data Interests of the Quantified Self Supervisor: Professor Viktor Mayer-Schönberger Completed: 2013

  • David Watson

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Crowdsourced Science: Sociotechnical Epistemology in the e-Research Paradigm Supervisor: Professor Luciano Floridi Completed: 2015

  • Adam Webb

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: The Political Economy of Online Search Supervisor: Dr Grant Blank Completed: 2013

  • Joseph Weir

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Flattening the world': dialogue and rhetoric in the use of Twitter by Paul Kagame and the Rwandan government Supervisor: Dr Laura Elizabeth Mann Completed: 2012

  • Anika Weiss

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: Factors influencing the parental restrictions on children's Intranet Supervisor: Dr Grant Blank Completed: 2011

  • Richard Wilkinson

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: The Digital Car: Consumer Provacy and Market Structure in the Age of Big Data Supervisor: Dr Ian Brown Completed: 2013

  • Citt Williams

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: Tracing the socio-technical histories of Northern Indigenous Australian relationships to environmental knowledge. Supervisor: Dr Mark Graham Completed: 2014

  • Lena Wong

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: The 4 C's: How YouTube is Changing the Production of Culture through Cost, Choice, Colloboration and Cotent Supervisor: Dr Grant Blank Completed: 2011

  • Ivory Wu

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: Self-Branding on Two-sided e-market: An Alalysis of Economic & Social Elements in Airbrb Property Profiles Supervisor: Dr Greg Taylor Completed: 2015

  • Fan Yang

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: Social Media Empowerment: A cast study of Foxconn Workers Using 'Weibo' Supervisor: Dr Joss Wright Completed: 2013

  • Ece Yurual

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: Evaluating a Model of Multidimensional Trust Formation for Online Exchanges in Business-to-Consumer Commerce: The Case of Turkey Supervisor: Dr Greg Taylor Completed: 2011

  • Zarino Zappia

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Partcipation, Power and Provenance: Mapping Information Flows in Opem Data Development Supervisor: Professor Viktor Mayer-Schönberger Completed: 2011

  • Jing Zeng

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: Can micro-blog based discussion contribute to politic deliberation in China?: A case study of deputies' interaction with the public on microblogs during the 2013 National People's Congress. Supervisor: Professor Ralph Schroeder Completed: 2013

  • Qichen Zhang

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: Reblog: Conceptualizing hypermedia and emerging culture of sigital curation Supervisor: Dr Victoria Nash Completed: 2013

  • Jennie Zhang

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: Matchmaking in the Digital Age: A Quantitative Analysis of Communication Patterns Between Mobile Dating Users. Supervisor: Dr Taha Yasseri Completed: 2015

  • Yan Zhou

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: A cross-cultural comparison of online self-presentation Supervisor: Dr Bernie Hogan Completed: 2015

Research Associates

  • Dr Monica Bulger

    Research Associate

    Dr. Monica Bulger recently completed a Research Fellowship at the Oxford Internet Institute and is currently a consultant on child protection and digital media literacy for multi-national organisations including UNICEF and the BBC.

  • Professor Alexandre Caldas

    Research Associate

    Alexandre Caldas is Chief of Country Outreach, Technology and Innovation Branch at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), a Director position in the United Nations Organization. He is a Professor of Science and Technology Policy.

  • Claudio Calvino

    Research Associate

    Claudio Calvino's main research interests cover political and cultural geography, GIS and more recently the harnessing of Volunteered Geographic Information and Citizen Science.

  • Dr Cristobal Cobo

    Research Associate

    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.

  • Professor Stephen Coleman

    Research Associate

    Stephen Coleman is Professor of Political Communication at Leeds University. At the OII he worked on the adaptation of representative institutions in the digital age, and the development of spaces for public democratic deliberation.

  • Dr Chris Davies

    Research Associate

    Chris Davies runs the MSc in e-Learning at the Department of Educational Studies, University of Oxford. His research interests have included literacy development, writing in the workplace and educational uses of ICTs.

  • Dr Stefano De Sabbata

    Research Associate

    Stefano De Sabbata's research focuses on Internet and information geographies, as well as on geographic and mobile information retrieval.

    s.desabbata@leicester.ac.uk

    tel: +44 (0)1865 612332

  • Dr Ulrike Deetjen

    Research Associate and DPhil Alumna

    Ulrike Deetjen (née Rauer) is a doctoral student at the Oxford Internet Institute researching the influence of the Internet on healthcare provision and health outcomes.

    ulrike.deetjen@oxfordalumni.org
  • Professor William H. Dutton

    Advisory Board Member, Research Associate

    Bill Dutton is the Quello Professor of Media and Information Policy at Michigan State University, where he is Director of the Quello Center. He was the OII’s Founding Director, a Fellow of Balliol College and the first Professor of Internet Studies at Oxford University.

  • Dr Stefan Fafinski

    Research Associate

    Stefan Fafinski specialises in computer misuse, cybercrime and Internet law. His interests include mapping and measuring cybercrime, the criminogenic potential of Internet technologies, their social impact and policy implications for their regulation.

  • Dr Christopher Foster

    Research Associate

    Chris Foster's research focus is on technologies and innovation in developing and emerging markets, with a particular interest on how ICTs can support development of low income groups.

    tel: +44 (0)1865 612776

  • Dr Iginio Gagliardone

    Research Associate

    Iginio Gagliardone is Research Fellow in New Media and Human Rights in the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford.

  • Dr Anne Geniets

    Research Associate

    Dr Anne Geniets is a research associate at the OII and at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford.

  • Dr Sandra Gonzalez-Bailon

    Research Associate

    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.

    sandra.gonzalezbailon@oii.ox.ac.uk

    tel: +44 (0)1865 287233

  • Bryce Goodman

    Research Associate and MSc alumno

    Bryce Goodman works at the intersection of philosophy, technology and entrepreneurship. His research at the OII is focused on the economic, legal and ethical aspects of artificial intelligence and machine learning.

    bwgoodman@gmail.com
  • Dr Ellen J. Helsper

    Research Associate

    Ellen Helsper is a Lecturer in Media and Communications at the LSE. At the OII she was responsible for the design, analysis and coordination of the Oxford Internet Surveys (OxIS) and World Internet Project (WIP) Surveys.

  • Dr Marina Jirotka

    Research Associate

    Marina Jirotka is a University Lecturer in Requirements, Computing Laboratory, University of Oxford.

  • Dr Aleks Krotoski

    Research Associate

    Dr Aleks Krotoski is a researcher and journalist who writes about and studies technology and interactivity, focusing on the makeup of online relationships, online influence, and information diffusion through the social networks of the Web.

  • Professor Donna Kurtz

    Research Associate

    Donna Kurtz is the Beazley Archivist, Professor of Classical Art, and Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford University. An art historian, she has interests in classical Greek archaeology and art, and Information Technology and the visual arts.

  • Dr Patrick McSharry

    Research Associate

    Dr Patrick McSharry is Head of Catastrophe Risk Financing at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford.

    patrick.mcsharry@smithschool.ox.ac.uk
  • Professor Christopher Millard

    Research Associate

    Christopher Millard has extensive experience of advising international businesses on information law. His current research focuses on international privacy regulation, information governance, and the impact of the Internet on privacy.

    christopher.millard@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Dr Rasmus Kleis Nielsen

    Research Associate

    Dr Rasmus Kleis Nielsen is Research Fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and an assistant professor of communications at Roskilde University (RUC) in Denmark.

  • Professor John Palfrey

    Research Associate

    John Palfrey is Clinical Professor of Law and Executive Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard Law School. His research and teaching is focused on the impact of the Internet on democracy.

  • Dr Alison Powell

    Research Associate

    Alison Powell has interests in in community informatics, Internet policy, peer production, culture and technology, and wireless infrastructure. Her current research focuses on the social and political implications of networked communication.

    alison.powell@oii.ox.ac.uk

    tel: +44 (0)1865 287223

  • Professor John Powell

    Research Associate

    John Powell is an academic public health physician and health services researcher with a particular interest in ehealth and connected health.

  • Professor Robert D. Rogers

    Research Associate

    Robert Rogers is Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford. Recently, he has begun to investigate the neural mechanisms of the cognitive biases that promote problem gambling behaviour.

  • Dr Damian Tambini

    Research Associate

    Damian Tambini is an Associate Fellow at the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), and at the Said Business School, University of Oxford. His research interests include media and telecommunications policy and democratic communication.

  • Professor Mike Thelwall

    Research Associate

    Mike Thelwall is Professor of Information Science and leader of the Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group at the University of Wolverhampton. His interests include webometrics, cybermetrics, blogs, Web 2.0, and scientometrics.

  • Dr Arthur Thomas

    Research Associate

    Arthur Thomas is the founder and continues as CEO of Proteus Associates, a consultancy specialising in applications of information technology to the life sciences. His recent work has focused on predictive computational models of biological systems.

  • Professor Anne Trefethen

    Research Associate

    Anne Trefethen is a Director of the Oxford e-Research Centre, University of Oxford. Her work in industry and academia focuses on numerical algorithms and software, computational science and high-performance computing.

  • Dr Nir Vulkan

    Research Associate

    Nir Vulkan is a Reader in Business Economics at the Said Business School, University of Oxford. His interests include economics of electronic commerce, economic design, automated trading, automated negotiations, and game theoretical analysis.

  • Dr Ning Wang

    Research Associate, Researcher

    Ning Wang holds a joint position between the OII and Oxford's Mathematical Institute. His work involves in the collection and analysis of a big dataset tracking patterns of communication in online social networks.

    ning.wang@oii.ox.ac.uk

    tel: +44 (0)1865 612777

  • Professor Yorick Wilks

    Research Associate

    Yorick Wilks has interests in artificial intelligence and the computer processing of language, knowledge and belief. His current research focuses on the possibility of software agents having identifiable personalities.

  • Professor Jonathan Zittrain

    Research Associate

    Jonathan Zittrain is a Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, and co-founder of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society. His interests include digital property, privacy, and speech, and the role of private 'middle people' in Internet architecture.

Support Staff

  • Arthur Bullard

    IT Officer

    Arthur provides first line desktop support for users and is responsible for OII audio and video content production.

    help@oii.ox.ac.uk

    tel: +44 (0)1865 287217

  • Tim Davies

    Research Facilitator

    Tim supports the growth and development of research activity in the department. He identifies funding opportunities and works closely with OII faculty and their collaborators to prepare external funding applications.

    tim.davies@oii.ox.ac.uk

    tel: +44 (0)1865 612334

  • Jordan Davies

    Events and Administrative Officer

    Jordan manages and organizes the OII's conferences, seminars, policy forums and other events.

    events@oii.ox.ac.uk

    tel: +44 (0)1865 287223

  • Pauline Kinniburgh

    PA to Director, Professor Helen Margetts

    Pauline is PA to Professor Helen Margetts and is the first point of contact for all matters relating to the Director.

    director@oii.ox.ac.uk

    tel: +44 (0)1865 87226

  • Kunika Kono

    Web Manager

    Kunika manages OII web development and information.

    web@oii.ox.ac.uk

    tel: +44 (0)1865 287204

  • Laura Maynard

    Graduate Studies Coordinator

    Laura is on maternity leave until June 2017.

    teaching@oii.ox.ac.uk

    tel: +44 (0)1865 287222

  • Victoria McDermott

    Graduate Studies Co-Ordinator

    Victoria manages student admissions and records and provides administrative support for the OII’s teaching programmes.

    teaching@oii.ox.ac.uk

    tel: +44 (0)1865 287304

  • Karen Mead

    Administrative and Graduate Studies Assistant

    Karen is the first point of contact for all enquirers at the OII. She administers student recruitment and supports the Graduate Studies Co-Ordinator in providing administrative support for the OII’s teaching programmes.

    teaching@oii.ox.ac.uk

    tel: +44 (0)1865 287210

  • Duncan Passey

    Finance Officer

    Duncan is responsible for the day to day financial management of the department.

    finance@oii.ox.ac.uk

    tel: +44 (0)1865 287216

  • Ornella Sciuto

    Personnel Officer

    Ornella administers staff recruitment and personnel records and provides support for OII’s visitors programme.

    recruit@oii.ox.ac.uk

    tel: +44 (0)1865 612330

  • Emily Shipway

    Head of Administration and Finance

    Emily is responsible for the day to day running of the OII as departmental administrator, managing the Institute's physical, financial and human resources.

    emily.shipway@oii.ox.ac.uk

    tel: +44 (0)1865 287215

  • David Sutcliffe

    Communications Manager

    David manages departmental communications, and is also the Managing Editor of the journal Policy and Internet.

    david.sutcliffe@oii.ox.ac.uk

    tel: +44 (0)1865 287212

  • Adham Tamer

    IT Manager

    Adham manages the OII’s IT team. He is responsible for strategic planning and implementation of IT systems and infrastructure to support the department's research activities.

    adham.tamer@oii.ox.ac.uk

    tel: +44 (0)1865 287220

Advisory Board

  • Sir Alex Allan KCB

    Advisory Board Member

    Sir Alex Allan served as the first UK Government e-Envoy, and is former chair of the Joint Intelligence Committee and Head of Intelligence Assessment, UK Cabinet Office.

  • David Cleevely CBE FREng FIET

    Advisory Board Member

    David Cleevely CBE FREng FIET is the Founding Director of the Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge and Chair of the CSaP Advisory Council.

  • Mr Charles Conn

    Advisory Board Member

    Mr Conn is Warden of Rhodes House, Oxford University and Senior Advisor to the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation.

  • Toby Coppel

    Advisory Board Member

    Toby is a Co-Founder and Partner at Mosaic Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm based in London. He has been in investing and operating roles in the internet sector since 1996.

  • Edwina Dunn DBA, MRS

    Advisory Board Member

    Edwina Dunn is the CEO of Starcount and co- founder with her partner Clive Humby, of dunnhumby, the creators of the Tesco Club Card. She is a Non-Executive Director of HMRC and sits on the Digital Economy Council.

  • Professor William H. Dutton

    Advisory Board Member, Research Associate

    Bill Dutton is the Quello Professor of Media and Information Policy at Michigan State University, where he is Director of the Quello Center. He was the OII’s Founding Director, a Fellow of Balliol College and the first Professor of Internet Studies at Oxford University.

  • Philip Evans

    Advisory Board Member

    Philip Evans serves as Senior Partner and Managing Director with The Boston Consulting Group, Boston. He founded BCG's media and Internet practices, and consults within the financial services, consumer goods, media, and information technology industries.

  • Professor Roger Goodman

    Advisory Board Member

    Professor Roger Goodman BA (Durham), DPhil (Oxon) is Nissan Professor of Modern Japanese Studies, and Professorial Fellow at St Antony's College.

  • Dr James Manyika

    Advisory Board Member

    James Manyika is a Director (senior partner) at McKinsey & Company and one of the leaders of their Global High Tech Media and Telecom Practice based in Silicon Valley. He leads the McKinsey Global Institute, the firm's business and economics research arm.

  • Rosemary Martin

    Advisory Board Member

    Rosemary Martin is Vodafone Group General Counsel and Company Secretary.

  • Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt FREng CEng CPsychol

    Advisory Board Member

    Professor Nigel Shadbolt is Professor of Artificial Intelligence at Southampton University and Past President of the British Computer Society

  • Professor Richard Susskind OBE

    Advisory Board Member, Visiting Professor

    A pioneer in the field of information technology and law, Richard Susskind is IT Adviser to the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, and chairman of the Advisory Board of the Oxford Internet Institute.

  • Conrad Young

    Advisory Board Member

    Conrad Young is the Global Managing Director of Deloitte’s Tax Management Consulting business. He led the tax software business in Deloitte and consults with large multi-national companies on the impact of technology and the internet on their tax compliance and reporting arrangements.