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 287237.

Directorate

  • Professor Philip Howard

    Director, Professor of Internet Studies

    Philip N. Howard is the Director of the OII. He 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 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

  • Professor Andrew Przybylski

    Associate Professor, Senior Research Fellow and Director of Research

    Professor Przybylski is an experimental psychologist and Director of Research at the OII. His work is mainly concerned with applying psychological models of motivation and health to study how people interact with virtual environments.

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

    Tel: +44 (0)1865 287230

  • Professor Greg Taylor

    Associate Professor, Senior Research Fellow, Director of Graduate Studies

    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

Faculty

  • 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 new media, quantitative and qualitative methods, and cultural sociology. He teaches on the OII social statistics courses.

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

    Tel: +44 (0)1865 612336

  • Liliana Bounegru

    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Liliana Bounegru is a new media, digital methods and digital journalism researcher and a postdoctoral research fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford.

    Email: liliana.bounegru@oii.ox.ac.uk

  • Dr Fabian Braesemann

    Data Scientist

    Dr Fabian Braesemann is Data Scientist at the OII working on the Geonet and Big Data and Human Development projects. His research interest is on the application of data mining techniques on data sources like Web of Science, Twitter or Wikipedia.

    Email: fabian.braesemann@oii.ox.ac.uk

  • Dr Jonathan Bright

    Senior 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

  • Dr Christopher Burr

    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Christopher Burr is a philosopher of cognitive science. His research explores how digital technologies have reshaped our understanding of wellbeing and the new opportunities and risks that these technologies pose for human flourishing.

    Email: christopher.burr@oii.ox.ac.uk

    Tel: 01865 287225

  • Chico Camargo

    Postdoctoral Researcher in Data Science

    Chico Camargo is a Postdoctoral Researcher in Data Science. He develops and applies computational tools to study collective human behaviour, focusing on public opinion dynamics and human mobility.

    Email: chico.camargo@oii.ox.ac.uk

  • Jamie Cameron

    Research Assistant

    Jamie Cameron uses 3D imaging to support museum learning through the online education platform 'Cabinet'.

    Email: jamie.cameron@oii.ox.ac.uk

  • Greetje (Gretta) Corporaal

    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Dr. Gretta Corporaal is a Sociologist of Work and Organizations at the Oxford Internet Institute, specializing in online labor platforms and the future of work and organizations in the digital economy.

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

    Tel: +44 (0)1865 287210

  • 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 Martin Dittus

    Data Scientist

    Researcher and data scientist in social computing. Mass-participation platforms, large-scale data analysis and visualisation, community engagement and crowdsourcing, social implications of emerging technologies.

    Email: martin.dittus@oii.ox.ac.uk

  • Dr Kathryn Eccles

    Research Fellow

    Kathryn Eccles has research interests in the impact of new technologies on Humanities scholarship, and the re-organisation of cultural heritage and higher education in the digital world.

    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

  • Professor Luciano Floridi

    Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information and Director of the Digital Ethics Lab

    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

  • Dr Nicolas Friederici

    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Nicolas studies digital entrepreneurship and collaborative innovation in challenging environments, such as low-income and post-conflict countries in Africa.

    Email: nicolas.friederici@oii.ox.ac.uk

    Tel: +44 (0)1865 6 16996

  • Dr Bharath Ganesh

    Researcher

    Bharath is a political geographer focusing on data science and local government and the ethics and politics of researching violent online extremism.

    Email: bharath.ganesh@oii.ox.ac.uk

    Tel: +44 (0) 1865 612342

  • 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 is a geographer that focuses on economic development, labour, power, participation, and representation.

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

    Tel: +44 (0)1865 287203

  • Dr Scott A. Hale

    Senior Data Scientist and Research Fellow, Programme Director of the MSc in Social Data Science

    Dr Scott A. Hale is a Senior Data Scientist & Research Fellow, Social Data Science Programme Director, and Turing Fellow. He develops and applies computer science techniques to the social sciences focusing on bilingualism, UX, mobilization, and mobility.

    Email: scott.hale@oii.ox.ac.uk

  • Dr Bernie Hogan

    Senior Research Fellow

    Bernie Hogan examines how to capture, represent and think about social networks, especially personal social networks. His work focuses on the role of design in social media, network capture techniques and theories of relationships.

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

    Tel: +44 (0)1865 287198

  • 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 and Senior Research Fellow

    Vili Lehdonvirta is an Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute. He is an economic sociologist who examines how digital technologies are shaping the organization of economic activities in society.

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

    Tel: +44 (0) 745 6420012

  • Mimie (Dimitra) Liotsiou

    Researcher

    Mimie is a researcher on the Computational Propaganda project at the OII. Her research interests include online social influence, causal inference, computational social science, and data science, particularly using real-world data of online interactions.

    Email: mimie.liotsiou@oii.ox.ac.uk

  • Professor Helen Margetts

    Professor of Society and the Internet

    Helen Margetts is Professor of Society and the Internet, a political scientist specialising in digital government and politics. She was Director of the OII from 2011-18.

    Email: helen.margetts@oii.ox.ac.uk

    Tel: +44 (0)1865 287207

  • 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

  • Professor Eric T. Meyer

    Senior Fellow

    Eric T. Meyer is a Senior Fellow of the Oxford Internet Institute. 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 Silvia Milano

    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Silvia Milano is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the OII Digital Ethics Lab where she works on the ethics of Artificial Intelligence.

    Email: silvia.milano@oii.ox.ac.uk

  • Dr Brent Mittelstadt

    Research Fellow & British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow

    Brent Mittelstadt is a philosopher specialising in data ethics in relation to algorithms, machine learning, artificial intelligence, predictive analytics, Big Data, and medical expert systems.

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

    Tel: +44 (0)1865 287221

  • Dr Vidya Narayanan

    Researcher

    Vidya recently joined the Oxford Internet Institute, as a post doctoral researcher in the Computational Propaganda Project.

    Email: vidya.narayanan@oii.ox.ac.uk

  • Professor Gina Neff

    Associate Professor, Senior Research Fellow, Programme Director of the DPhil in Information, Communication and the Social Sciences

    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

  • Dr Myrto Pantazi

    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Myrto is a social psychologist with a background in psycholinguistics. She uses experimental methods to study social cognition. She is particularly interested in how people process and validate information as well as in their (conspiracy) beliefs.

    Email: myrto.pantazi@oii.ox.ac.uk

  • Laura Pinkerton

    Research Assistant

    Laura Pinkerton is a social theorist. She uses qualitative methods to explore digital learning practices and computing education policy.

    Email: laura.pinkerton@oii.ox.ac.uk

  • Anne Ploin

    Research Assistant

    Anne works on the qualitative data side of the Creative Algorithmic Intelligence project, exploring creative human/AI collaborations and the automation potential of creative work.

    Email: anne.ploin@oii.ox.ac.uk

    Tel: 01865 287239

  • Professor Ralph Schroeder

    Programme Director of the MSc in Social Science of the Internet

    Ralph Schroeder has interests in virtual environments, social aspects of e-Science, sociology of science and tech, and has written extensively about virtual reality technology. His current research is related to digital media and right-wing populism.

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

    Tel: +44 (0)1865 287224

  • Dr Cohen R. Simpson

    Research Fellow & British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow

    Cohen is a sociologist specialising in the quantitative study of human social networks. He has a particular interest in culture and the determinants of network formation.

    Email: cohen.simpson@oii.ox.ac.uk

  • Dr Mariarosaria Taddeo

    Research Fellow

    Mariarosaria Taddeo's main research areas are information and computer ethics, philosophy of information, philosophy of technology, ethics of cyber conflicts and cybersecurity, and applied ethics.

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

    Tel: +44 (0)1865 287049

  • Professor Bertrand Venard

    Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow

    Bertrand Venard is a Professor, Anti-Fraud and Cybersecurity Chair Holder at Audencia Business School (France) & Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow at Oxford University. He will work with Prof. Mayer-Schönberger to understand the determinants of cybersecurity

    Email: bertrand.venard@oii.ox.ac.uk

  • Dr Sandra Wachter

    Research Fellow

    Dr. Sandra Wachter is a lawyer and Research Fellow (Asst. Prof.) in Data Ethics, AI, robotics and Internet Regulation/cyber-security at the Oxford Internet Institute.

    Email: sandra.wachter@oii.ox.ac.uk

  • Michel Wahome

    Researcher

    Michel Wahome researches the co-evolution of digital technologies, practices, markets and institutions in the Global South.

    Email: michel.wahome@oii.ox.ac.uk

    Tel: +44 1865 612326

  • 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

  • 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 worker voice, organisation and action in the online gig economy.

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

    Tel: +44 1865 612332

  • Dr Jamie Woodcock

    Researcher

    Jamie Woodcock is a sociologist of work, focusing on digital labour, the gig economy, and resistance. He is currently involved in the Fairwork Foundation, a project about online labour platforms.

    Email: jamie.woodcock@oii.ox.ac.uk

  • Dr Joss Wright

    Senior 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

    Senior Research Fellow in Computational Social Science

    Taha Yasseri has interests in analysis of large-scale transactional data to understand human dynamics, government-society interactions, mass collaboration, information 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

  • Jim Bligh

    Visiting Policy Fellow

    Jim Bligh is Director of Corporate Affairs for the UK and Ireland at Tata Consultancy Services, where he is responsible for public affairs and policy; stakeholder, academic, industry analyst and government relations.

  • Stephanie Hankey

    Visiting Industry Fellow

    Stephanie Hankey is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Tactical Technology Collective.

  • Dr Jun Liu

    Visiting Fellow

    Jun Liu’s research integrates insights from communication and political sociology to critically scrutinize the mechanism of contention and governance in the digital age.

    jun.liu@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Dr Philippa Smith

    Visiting Fellow

    Philippa Smith, a lecturer at Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand, researches the interface between language, technology and communication in areas such as journalism, identity, digital inclusion, internet rights and free speech.

    philippa.smith@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • 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
  • Pablo Aragón Asenjo

    Visiting Scholar

    Pablo Aragón is a PhD candidate at the Artificial Intelligence group in Universitat Pompeu Fabra and the Digital Humanities Unit in Eurecat. His latest research focuses on the study of the effects of digital platforms in citizen participatory processes.

    pablo.aragon@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 Victoria Baines

    Visiting Associate

    Victoria Baines is a graduate of Trinity College and a former law enforcement intelligence analyst. After a decade in government investigating and analysing cybercrime and child exploitation, she now works in the tech industry.

    victoria.baines@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • 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.

  • Mark Bunting

    Visiting Associate

    Expert on digital transformation of public service media. Held senior strategy/policy roles at the BBC and Ofcom. Previous career in research including online community insight, public consultation, and qualitative and quantitative social research.

  • 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 (BSocSc Birmingham, MSc London School of Economics, PhD LSE) is Professor of Political Communication in the Centre for Research in Communication and Culture and the Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough University.

  • 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.

  • Professor Jean-Michel Dalle

    Visiting Fellow

    Jean-Michel Dalle is a Professor at University Pierre & Marie Curie (UPMC) and the Managing Director of Agoranov, a science-based incubator in Paris.

  • 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.

  • Laura Dominguez-Garcia

    Visiting Doctoral Student

    Laura Dominguez-Garcia is a DPhil student at University of Malaga and a Visiting Doctoral Student at the OII.

    lauradomg@uma.es
  • Dr Caterina Froio

    Visiting VOX-POL Research Fellow

    Caterina Froio joined the OII in 2016 as a Visiting Vox-Pol Reseach Fellow. Before that, she was a Post-Doctoral Fellow within the COST-Action funded Project “Structure and Organization of Government” and an Instructor at Sciences Po, France.

    caterina.froio@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • 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.

  • Clive Gringras

    Visiting Associate

    Clive Gringras, Partner at global law firm, CMS, heads its TMT sector, advising tech clients. Clive co-wrote the game, Elite, for the Archimedes and is author of Gringras: The Laws of the Internet. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Law.

    clive@gringras.com
  • 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 Thomas Hillman

    Visiting Fellow

    Thomas Hillman is Associate Professor of information technology and learning at the University of Gothenburg. His research investigates the constantly changing relationship between technological development and transformations in the ways we learn.

    thomas.hillman@gu.se
  • 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
  • Tim Hwang

    Visiting Policy Fellow

    Tim Hwang is a researcher and lawyer working at the intersection of technology, public policy, and economics. His current work focuses on the social impact of developments in artificial intelligence and machine learning.

    tim.hwang@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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Dr Dongyoung Sohn

    Visiting Fellow

    Dongyoung Sohn is a professor of communication at Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea. His research centers on the issue of network embeddedness – how individuals make sense of and interact with their local social networks.

    dongyoung.sohn@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • Assistant Professor Akin Unver

    Robert Bosch Foundation Visiting Fellow

    Akin Unver is an assistant professor of international relations at Kadir Has University, Istanbul. At OII, he will be working on how democratic and non-democratic regimes engage in cyber surveillance and which tools their citizens employ to bypass them.

    akin.unver@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • 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.

  • Johannes Wachs

    Visiting Scholar

    Johannes Wachs is a PhD candidate at Central European University. He researches corruption in public procurement markets using networks and computational methods.

    johanneswachs@gmail.com
  • 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

  • Julian Albert

    DPhil Student

    Julian is a DPhil student at the OII.

    julian.albert@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Mahsa Alimardani

    DPhil Student

    Mahsa is a DPhil student at the OII. Her research focuses on new communication technologies in Iranian politics.

    mahsa.alimardani@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Katharina Anders

    DPhil Student

    Katarina Anders is a DPhil student at the OII.

  • Nicole (Yung) Au

    DPhil Student

    Nicole is a DPhil Student who is interested in areas with steep technological growth but lower state involvement - where governance may occur in unexpected places and in forms that are not immediately recognisable.

    yung.au@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Chris Blex

    DPhil Student

    Chris is a DPhil student at the OII and a doctoral student at the Alan Turing Institute.

    christian.blex@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Tomas Borsa

    DPhil Student

    Tomas Borsa is a doctoral student at the Oxford Internet Institute.

    tomas.borsa@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Samantha Bradshaw

    DPhil student

    Samantha is an OII DPhil student interested in computational propaganda, social media and democracy, human rights, and Internet policy

    samantha.bradshaw@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Sian Brooke

    DPhil student

    Sian Brooke is a DPhil student at the OII.

    sian.brooke@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Corinne Cath

    DPhil student

    Corinne Cath is a doctoral student at the Oxford Internet Institute. Her research focuses on the politics and ethics of Internet governance and the management of the Internet’s infrastructure.

    ccath@turing.ac.uk
  • Margie Cheesman

    DPhil Student

    Margie is a DPhil student at the OII.

  • Josh Cowls

    DPhil Student

    Josh Cowls is a doctoral student on the Information, Communication and the Social Sciences programme, a member of the Digital Ethics Lab, and a Research Associate at the Alan Turing Institute.

    josh.cowls@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Mona Elswah

    DPhil Student

    Mona Elswah is a DPhil student at the OII.

  • Graham Fairclough

    DPhil Student

    Graham possesses a MSc in Knowledge Management Systems from Cranfield University and a MA in Defence Studies from Kings College, London.

    graham.fairclough@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Fabian Ferrari

    DPhil Student

    Fabian is a DPhil student at the OII.

    fabian.ferrari@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
  • Patrick Gildersleve

    DPhil student

    Patrick is an OII DPhil student interested in complex networks, wikis, computational social science, social network analysis, data de-anonymization, machine learning.

    patrick.gildersleve@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Amelia Hassoun

    DPhil Student

    Amelia Hassoun's research analyses the design, development, and usage of sensor technologies embedded in Singapore’s urban landscape as part of its Smart Nation project, as well as the social life of the data they produce.

  • Julia Lefkowitz

    DPhil student

    Julia is an OII DPhil student interested in tabloidization, online journalism, journalism and democracy, public sphere, corpus linguistics, discourse analysis,

    julia.lefkowitz@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Yin Yin Lu

    DPhil student

    Yin is fascinated by the intersection between language and technology. She researches persuasion in the context of new media, focusing specifically on the rhetoric and resonance of Brexit tweets.

    yin.lu@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Cindy Ma

    DPhil Student

    Cindy is an OII DPhil student interested in race, stereotypes, and humour in online subcultures.

    cindy.ma@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Nahema Marchal

    DPhil Student

    Nahema is a doctoral student at the Oxford Internet Institute. Her research focuses on the relationship between political polarisation and social media “echo chambers.”

  • 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

    Paige is an OII DPhil candidate whose research bridges the political economy of communication and cultural studies focusing specifically on technology-driven education models serving low-income youth.

    paige.mustain@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Lisa-Maria Neudert

    Part time DPhil student

    Lisa-Maria Neudert is a DPhil Student researching technical, regulatory and civil society countermeausres to online propaganda and media manipulation.

  • Carl Öhman

    DPhil Student

    Carl Öhman is an OII DPhil Student.

  • Sanna Ojanperä

    DPhil Student

    Sanna is a DPhil Student at the OII and also a doctoral student at the Alan Turing Institute, where she leads the Data and Inequality interest group together with her supervisor Mark Graham.

    sanna.ojanpera@oii.ox.ac.uk

    tel: +44 (0)1865 612344

  • Marie-Therese Png

    DPhil Student

    Marie-Therese Png is a doctoral student at OII and research intern at DeepMind Ethics and Society. Her research focuses are Globally Beneficial AI, Intercultural AI Ethics, and Global Justice.

    marie-therese.pmg@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Dana Polatin-Reuben

    DPhil student

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

  • Godofredo Ramizo Jr

    DPhil student

    Godo is an OII DPhil Student interested in mobile applications, governance failure, on-demand ride apps, impact of mobile apps on governance, governance reform, political economy, developmental impact of technology.

    godofredojr.ramizo@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Odysseas Sclavounis

    DPhil student

    Odysseas Sclavounis is a DPhil student at the OII and also at the Alan Turing Institute. His research focuses on the governance of public blockchains, specifically Bitcoin and Ethereum.

    odysseas.sclavounis@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Joe Shaw

    DPhil student

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

    joe.shaw@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Kate Sim

    DPhil student

    Kate is an OII DPhil student interested in anti-rape technologies.

    kate.sim@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Erin Simpson

    DPhil Student

    Erin is studying for an MRres (Master of Research) in Information, Communication and the Social Sciences degree.

    erin.simpson@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Sarah Stewart

    DPhil Student

    Sarah Stewart is a DPhil student at the OII.

  • Theodora Sutton

    DPhil student

    Theodora is an OII DPhil student. Her research in digital anthropology examines digital detoxing and the widespread cultural narrative that sees digital sociality as inherently ‘lesser’ or less ‘natural’ than previous forms of communication.

    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.

    bertie.vidgen@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Thomas Vogl

    DPhil student

    Thomas Vogl is an OII DPhil student interested in public administration, organizational studies, and digital change. His thesis will explore public sector organizational memory in the digital age.

    thomas.vogl@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Gregory Walton

    DPhil student

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

  • David Watson

    DPhil Student

    David Watson is a doctoral candidate at the Oxford Internet Institute, where his research focuses on the epistemological foundations of machine learning.

  • Wybo Wiersma

    DPhil student

    Wybo Wiersma is an OII DPhil student.

    wybo.wiersma@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Pu Yan

    DPhil student

    Pu Yan is an OII DPhil student. She focuses on the influence of the emerging ICTs on everyday life in rural and industrial China, as well as in other developing countries.

    pu.yan@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • 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

  • Abdul Abdulrahim

    MSc Student

    Abdul trained as a lawyer with experience in privacy and intellectual property. He holds a BSc in Philosophy and is interested in the use of data science to understand complex social systems.

  • Carolina Albassini

    MSc student

    Carolina graduated as a European Ethnologist from the Ludwig-Maximilians University, in Munich, Germany. She founded her own company in 2016. Her interests are social media and it’s effects on users and consumption trends.

  • Alex Amari

    MSc Student

    Alex is pursuing an MSc in Social Data Science at the OII. He received a B.A. from Rice University, where he studied PPE and Statistics. He was previously a visiting student in PPE at Oxford.

  • Minh Anh Le

    MSc Student

    Minh holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Statistics with minor Computer Science from the LMU Munich and an Honours Degree in Technology and Management from the Center of Digital Technology and Management (CDTM) in Munich, Germany.

  • Rachel Azafrani

    MSc Student

    Rachel is interested in the interaction of law and risky and subversive technologies, especially in developing countries. She holds a BSFS in International Political Economy from Georgetown University.

  • Tereza Bartonickova

    Part Time MSc student

    Tereza holds a Bc. in marketing and PR and gained diverse experience before joining the OII. She focuses on changes in public opinion forming and how the internet transforms our thinking and therefore our society, nations and culture.

  • Simon Bone

    Part Time MSc student

    Simon is a graduate in Computer Science from Cambridge University and has a masters from the Harvard Kennedy School where he was editor of the newspaper. He is now a partner in a Venture Capital firm.

  • Phoebe Bright

    MSc Student

    Phoebe holds a First Class BA in HSPS from Cambridge University, specialising in Sociology. She is interested in online video and its impact on consumer behaviour and reality construction.

  • Ualan Campbell-Smith

    MSc Student

    Ualan holds a BA in Politics from Durham University. His research interests include Information Warfare, the cyber sovereignty movement, and nationalism online. 

  • Sharon Chang

    MSc Student

    Sharon is an MSc student with research interests in the development of smart cities, the Internet of Things (IoT) and the ideas of improving disabled accessibility through data-driven, human-centred approaches.

  • Catherine Chang

    MSc Student

    Catherine is interested in social media and its influences on everyday life, practices, and relationships. She holds a BA in Geography from the University of Cambridge.

  • Madeleine Chang

    MSc Student

    Madeleine Chang is a Rhodes Scholar at the Oxford Internet Institute. She holds a bachelor’s in History and Arabic from Stanford University.

  • Timothy Charlton

    MSc Student

    Timothy’s interests are digital labour markets and online social networks in the context of humanitarian emergencies. He studied Philosophy and Digital Humanities in Munich and London before working for the UN World Food Programme.

  • Salman Chaudhry

    MSc Student

    Salman is a part-time MSc student at the OII. Salman’s background is in the mobile hardware and software space focusing on loyalty and engagement strategies. Salman holds a BA in History from the University of Cambridge.

  • Samuelle Chinellato

    MSc Student

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  • Zack Coleman

    MSc Student

    Zack previously worked as a policy consultant in the domain name space. Zack holds a BA Liberal Arts (Politics) from the University of Exeter.

  • Michael Collyer

    MSc Student

    Michael’s specialisations include privacy, entrepreneurship and the interplay between law and technology. He holds a BSc in Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics from the University of Amsterdam with minors in Privacy, Intelligence and Futurology.

  • Virginie Do

    MSc Student

    Virginie recently graduated from Ecole Polytechnique (France) with a major in Applied Mathematics and holds a BA in Philosophy from Paris Nanterre University. Prior to joining the OII, she completed research in deep learning at WCM, New York.

  • Marianna Drake

    MSc student

    Marianna is a part-time graduate student at the OII. Her research focuses on data ethics and the legal, social and economic implications of artificial intelligence.

  • Silas Elliott

    MSc Student

    Coming from a background in Biology, Silas hopes to use theories of social learning and cultural evolution to understand how Darwinian processes act within the virtual environments that exist online.

  • Didac Fàbregas-Badosa

    MSc Student

    Didac studies the digitalization of Politics. He holds a BA and a MA in Political Science and has been working for the public sector the last years. From the Catalan Government to the EU Commission.

  • Jamie Fawcett

    MSc Student

    Jamie is interested in online cooperation and collaboration, the open movement and the creation of knowledge commons. Before joining the OII, he worked as a researcher at the Open Data Institute.

  • Ekin Genc

    MSc Student

    Ekin’s research interests lie at the intersection of moral philosophy (x-phi), public policy and political economy of online technologies. He holds an MSc in Philosophy and Public Policy from LSE and has worked in consulting and policy.

  • Benjamin Gittelson

    MSc Student

    Ben is a Social Data Science MSc student interested in spoken and natural language processing, human-computer interaction, and sociolinguistics. Ben studied linguistics at Columbia University and the University of Cambridge.

  • Monika Glowacki

    MSc student

    Monika studies the duality of internet technologies as tools for social control and mobilization. She holds an honors BA in Social Studies and Latin American Studies from Harvard, and has worked at an urban innovation research center.

  • Michael Gribben

    MSc Student

    Michael is interested in how control of information, data, and intellectual property affects political economy. He holds a BA in Applied Mathematics, and was previously a Product Manager at Google.

  • Yael Gruzman

    MSc Student

    Yael Gruzman is an MSc Student at the Oxford Internet Institute. Her research interests include Internet censorship and the impact of environments on Internet use.

  • Limor Gultchin

    MSc Student

    Limor holds an honours BA in Computer Science from Harvard University. Research interests include algorithmic fairness, transparency and accountability.

  • Olivia Hawkins

    Part Time MSc student

    Olivia is a part time MSc student at the OII.

  • Ásta Helgadóttir

    MSc Student

    Ásta's research interest is in the field of censorship, laws, regulations, and policy making in relations to the Internet. Ásta was a Member of the Icelandic Parliament from 2015-2017 and holds a BA in history from the University of Iceland.

  • Amélie Henle

    MSc Student

    Amélie holds a BSc in Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics (PPLE) with a minor in Intelligence Studies from the University of Amsterdam. She is interested in the societal and political implications of people’s data sharing behaviour on social media.

  • Matthew Honeyman

    MSc student

    Matthew has research interests in the relationship between health, technology and public services. He is on a sabbatical from the policy team at The King's Fund, a UK-based health and social care think tank. He holds a BA in PPE from Oxford.

  • Carla Intal

    MSc Student

    Carla is from Washington DC, where she studied economics and worked as a researcher for international organizations such as the IMF, World Bank, and UNF. Her research interests are economic networks, fintech, and data viz for social good.

  • Heesu Jang

    MSc Student

    Heesu Jang studied Political Science and Diplomacy in Seoul. Her research interests include the roles and influences of the internet regarding political decision-making, civic engagement, and the media and government relations.

  • Srujanna Katta

    MSc Student

    Srujana holds an MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Oxford, and has worked as a Development professional in Liberia and Ghana. She is interested in researching the ethics and governance of ICT4D.

  • Aditta Kittikhoun

    MSc Student

    Aditta possesses a Bachelor Degree in Political Science & Government and French Language from the Macaulay Honors College @ Hunter College (CUNY) in New York.

  • Susanne Klausing

    MSc Student

    Susanne holds a B.A. in business from the Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich and an honours degree in Technology Management from the CDTM. She gained experience in consulting, entrepreneurship and research before joining the OII.

  • Lukas Kondmann

    MSc Student

    Lukas works on using data science to improve disaster preparedness and response efforts. He has a background in Quantitative Economics (M.Sc.) from the University of Munich.

  • Kyle Kroeger

    MSc student

    Kyle Kroeger is a full-time MSc Student at the OII interested in the ability of the private sector and entrepreneurs to deliver social innovation. He holds a BS in Economics from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Christopher Lee

    MSc Student

    Chris is interested in socio-economic policy analysis, particularly relating to inequality and migration. He previously researched with the Ministry of National Development and Prime Minister's Office (Singapore). He holds a BSc in Economics from UCL.

  • Michelle (Seng Ah) Lee

    MSc Student

    Michelle (Seng Ah)’s research focuses on AI risks in industry and fairness in machine learning. She is a Data Science Manager at Deloitte Risk Analytics and a graduate of Stanford University.

  • Joanna Li How Cheong

    MSc Student

    Joanna worked as a Government Data Scientist, building and implementing predictive models into front-line operations, and supporting evidence-based policy-making. She holds a BSc in Mathematics.

  • Nadav Lidor

    MSc Student

    Nadav holds a BSc in Computer Science and Symbolic Systems from Stanford University, and a Master of Public Policy from Oxford University. He works at the intersection of government and technology.

  • Tania Loke

    MSc Student

    Having completed an MSc in Comparative Social Policy at Oxford, Tania is interested in reconsidering such policy issues from a data science perspective. She is a Rhodes Scholar from Malaysia, where she served as research officer to an MP.

  • Juan López Martín

    MSc Student

    Juan is interested in the use of quantitative methods to study the impact of social media on political behavior. He has a background in Social Psychology.

  • Alexander Ma

    MSc Student

    Alexander has degrees in Computer Science and Philosophy from UPenn. He was a software developer at multiple companies and co-founded two successful non-profits. He loves participating in hackathons and is interested in Chinese tech.

  • Caio MacHado

    Part Time MSc student

    Caio obtained his law degree from the University of São Paulo and his masters in technology law from the Sorbonne Law School. He is mainly interested in the regulation of distributed ledger technologies and their applications.

  • Victor Maimone

    MSc Student

    Victor is a very curious person. He has multidisciplinary interests, such as Economics and Law, with Data Science applied to all of that! He also loves sports and when he is not playing them, he is running some models to try and predict match outcomes.

  • Erik Martin

    MSc Student

    Erik Martin is an OII MSc student interested in online media and democracy. Erik previously worked at Unity, and the White House Office of Science and Tech Policy. He has a B.A. in New Media and Global Civics from the University of Maryland.

  • Darius Meadon

    MSc Student

    Darius studied social science at the University of Cape Town and LSE. He currently works for an AI Healthcare technology firm and is in interested in the ethics of applying AI to medical data.

  • Alicia Mergenthaler

    MSc Student

    Alicia received her bachelor’s degree in Economics from Harvard University and worked in data analytics at a startup in San Francisco. Alicia is interested in the intersections of big data, gender and social identity.

  • Lehlohonolo Moche

    MSc Student

    Lehlohonolo completed a BEng in Industrial Engineering. She is a 2018 Rhodes Scholar. She is interested in how organisations mine, consolidate, analyse and use data to create end to end visibility in their supply and value chains.

  • Jess Morley

    MSc Student

    Jess has a BA from Oxford and is a part-time OII student/Tech Adviser at the Dept of Health and Social Care. Her main interest is the impact of data-driven technology on the future of health and care.

  • Eric Morrison

    MSc Student

    Eric is an MSc student interested in design ethics and social computing. Eric has worked as a user experience researcher at Google and Disney, and holds a BA in History and Anthropology from Yale University.

  • Terrens Muradzikwa

    MSc Student

    Terrens studies how digital innovation and entrepreneurship can contribute to economic development and good governance. He is a 2018 Rhodes scholar from Zimbabwe. Terrens received his BA with high honours in Economics from Harvard University.

  • Silvia Nunez Gomez

    MSc Student

    Silvia's interests include the use of computational methods to study and understand social and economic problems, as well as the impact of public policies on them. Before coming to the OII, Silvia worked as an economist at the Mexican Central Bank.

  • Natalie Nzeyimana

    MSc student - Part Time

    Natalie Nzeyimana is interested in understanding whether we can create culturally relative artificial intelligence. Before joining the OII, she worked at ARM and Nuanced. She holds a BA in Philosophy and Politics from the University of Manchester.

  • Cailean Osborne

    MSc student

    Cailean is interested in Internet Policy and Social Computation. Cailean is a member of the Connected Past network at Oxford and holds an MA in History from the University of Edinburgh.

  • Samantha Pay

    Part Time MSc student

    Sam is a Multidisciplinary Therapist and MSc student. Her research focus/interests are VAWG presentations in mass & digital media, lived experience of survivors, and virtual environments for therapy.

  • Cao Qitong

    MSc Student

    Qitong Cao is a Rhodes Scholar at Balliol College. He is interested in quantitative social science research and the internet’s sociopolitical impacts. He holds a BA and an MS from Stanford University.

  • Jannie Reher

    MSc student

    Jannie Reher is interested in the internet’s influence on education, in particular Massive Open Online Courses. After graduating with bachelor degrees in business and economics from the University of St. Gallen, she worked in consulting.

  • Huw Roberts

    MSc Student

    Huw is interested in the ethics of algorithms, particularly in relation to the changing nature of employment. He holds a BA in Politics from Durham University, and has previously worked in the financial sector and for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

  • Samuel Rowe

    MSc Student

    Samuel Rowe is interested in the unintended consequences of regulating the Internet. He is a Queen Mother Scholar of Middle Temple and works in policy for Yoti. He is still waiting for the results of his Voigt-Kampff test.

  • Arrix Ryce

    MSc Student

    Arrix’s primary research interest is patient engagement. He holds a BS in Biochemistry and a BA in Religion, Medicine, and Society, both from the University of Miami. He will begin his medical education at Emory University School of Medicine in 2019.

  • Menno Schellekens

    MSc Student

    Menno uses data science to make housing markets accessible and transparent. He has crunched data for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, an MP, and customers in the private sector. He holds a BSc from Leiden University College.

  • Erin Schulte

    MSc Student

    Erin Schulte researches online human trafficking and terrorist networks. She co-founded Defense Footprint and the anti-trafficking non-profit All Walks Project. She is a Marshall Scholar and graduated from King’s College London in 2018.

  • Christian Schwieter

    MSc Student

    Christian holds a BA in World Politics from Leiden University and has worked at the Clingendael Institute, focusing on EU governance. He is interested in data visualisation and how social media structures political communication.

  • Ben Scott

    MSc student

    Ben is interested in political decision making and how it might be influenced by direct and indirect online political engagement. Ben has worked as a data analyst in the public sector for over ten years and holds a BA in Social Science.

  • Erin Simpson

    MSc student

    Erin Simpson researches threats and possibilities for civic life online. Erin served as the Founding Director of Programs for nonprofit Civic Hall Labs. She is a Marshall Scholar, Truman Scholar, and holds a Public Policy BA from the University of Chicago

  • Robert Stevens

    MSc Student

    I’m interested in the future of media platforms, the economy of the internet, and cyber security/espionage. I spent my summer writing about tech and cyber security for the Associated Press.

  • Vetle Store

    MSc Student

    Vetle focuses on how technology transforms political power structures. He has worked in marketing and in the Norwegian Foreign Service, and holds a BA in European Social and Political Science from UCL.

  • Zach Tan

    MSc Student

    Zach Tan is an OII MSc student interested in the intersection of the internet, labour, and law. He holds a BA from Wesleyan University, and has a background in social studies, data analysis, and critical theory.

  • Anna Tankel

    MSc student (Part Time)

    Anna Tankel, an MSc student at the OII, is interested in Data Ethics, Digital Humanities, and the impact of the Internet on language. In her spare time, she enjoys editing Wikipedia, and the odd digital detox.

  • Ole Teutloff

    MSc Student

    Ole is interested in public policy in times of digitalization. In particular, he wants to look at how new data science methods could be used to improve policy-making. Before coming to Oxford Ole completed a degree in Political Science.

  • James Thorogood

    MSc Student

    James is an engineer with a passion for food systems. After training as a mechanical engineer in Canada, James works in supply chain management for the milk sector in East Africa.

  • Andreas Tsamados

    MSc Student

    Andreas holds a BA from the department of War Studies at King’s College London. His research interests include influence operations, advanced persistent threats and pattern of life analysis.

  • William Wildi

    MSc Student

    Billy is interested in the epistemology of statistics and machine learning, and institutional decision making. He has a BSc in Philosophy from the LSE and has been trying to make up for it ever since.

  • Svea Windwehr

    MSc Student

    Svea is interested in the negotiation of regulatory power by governments and platform corporations. She holds a BA from University College Maastricht and worked as a policy officer at the European Commission prior to joining OII.

  • Joshua Woodbridge

    MSc Student

    Josh holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Surrey, and has experience analysing Big Data from an international insurance firm. A current research interest of his is conflict within the digital era.

  • Claire Woodcock

    MSc student

    Claire is a part time MSc student at the OII.

  • Mingjie Yu

    MSc Student

    Mingjie Yu obtained a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College London. She hopes to explore the cascade-based stardom phenomena in the fine art market.

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

  • Santiago Amador

    MSc Alumnus

    Santiago is an MSc Alumnus interested on Digital Inequality and Internet Policy. Before Coming to the OII Santiago was the Internet Policy Director of the Ministry of ICT of Colombia. Thesis: Informal Learning Based on Online Tutorials

  • Rami Amin

    DPhil Alumnus

    Rami Amin is an OII DPhil alumnus who focused on the use of experimental methods to explore political science research questions and themes. His thesis investigated the impact of visibility and transparency on democratic participation and civic behavior.

  • 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

  • Deniz Duru Aydin

    MSc Alumna

    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.

  • 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

  • Maud Barret

    MSc Alumni

    Italian and French student of politics and philosophy (Sciences Po, Universite Paris Sarbonne), insists on reconciling political theory and philosophy of technique with praxis.

  • Ilinca Barsan

    MSc Alumna

    Ilinca Barsan is an OII MSc student.

  • 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

  • Andrew Berkley

    MSc Alumnus

    Andrew Berkley is an OII MSc student.

  • 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.

  • Shira Naomi Bick

    MSc Alumna

    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.

  • 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

  • Gillian Bolsover

    Research Associate and DPhil Alumna

    Gillian Bolsover researches politics, citizenship and civil society in the modern world, focusing on the changes associated with new media technologies and on producing research that takes into account China and other non-Western populations.

    gillian.bolsover@oii.ox.ac.uk

    tel: 01865 (2) 87239

  • 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

  • Sven Braun

    MSc Alumnus

    Sven Braun is an OII MSc student.

  • Saba Rebecca Brause

    MSc Alumni

    Saba Rebecca Brause is interested in online privacy and data protection. She earned her BA in Social Sciences and her MA in Communication from from Sciences Po Paris, graduating cum laude.

  • Andrew Bulovsky

    MSc Alumnus

    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.

  • William Bumpas

    MSc Alumnus

    William Bumpas is interested in the formation and manipulation of public opinion online. He previously worked in Shanghai for Kantar Media CIC, a social media analysis and consulting firm, and holds a BA in International Studies and Chinese.

  • 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

    DPhil student

    Corinne Cath is a doctoral student at the Oxford Internet Institute. Her research focuses on the politics and ethics of Internet governance and the management of the Internet’s infrastructure.

    ccath@turing.ac.uk
  • 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

  • Bethan Charnley

    MSc Alumni

    Bethan is an MSc student at the OII. She previously worked as a management consultant, specialising in digital disruption. Bethan holds a BA in History from the University of Cambridge.

  • Daniel Chase

    MSc Alumnus

    Daniel Chase is interested in cyber security, quantum computing, big data, and machine learning. He earned his B.A. in political science from Columbia University, graduating summa cum laude.

  • 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

    Research Associate and MSc Alumnus

    Josh is a research assistant based at the Alan Turing Institute, where he facilitates the work of the Institute’s Data Ethics Group. Josh’s research centres on the implications of big data, AI and automation on politics, business and society at large.

    Josh.cowls@gmail.com
  • 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

  • Judith Dada

    MSc Alumna

    Judith Dada is an OII MSc student.

  • Florian Dahlhausen

    MSc Alumnus

    Florian Dahlhausen is a MSc student at the Oxford Internet Institute. He is particularly interested in applying computational social science methods to understand human dynamics and collective behaviour through online data.

  • George Dallas

    MSc Alumnus

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

  • 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

  • Clémentine Désigaud

    MSc Alumna

    Clémentine Désigaud is an OII MSc student. Prior to joining the OII, she worked on open data and open government policy for the French government. She holds a BA in Social Sciences and a MA in Marketing and Research from Sciences Po Paris (cum laude).

  • Eva Didier

    MSc Alumna

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

  • Rachel Dinh

    MSc Alumni

    Rachel Dinh is from Los Angeles and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. She previously worked at the World Economic Forum and ITIF. Her main research interest is electronic privacy.

  • Katherine Dransfield

    MSc Alumna

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

  • Katie Draper

    MSc Alumna

    Katie Draper is an OII MSc Student and Clarendon Scholar with a background in Archaeology and Anthropology (Oxford 2013). She is interested in analyzing online fan groups and the extent to which online Fan Activism translates to offline political action.

  • Yujie Duan

    MSc Alumna

    Yujie Duan holds a Bachelor’s degree in public health from Peking University. She is interested in how to use the internet to improve health system, health care and health behavior.

  • 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.

  • Bruce Eric Etling

    DPhil Alumnus

    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
  • 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

  • Marc-Aurèle Ferracci

    MSc Alumni

    At the OII, Marc-Aurèle will draw upon his exposure to economics, digital humanities, and cultural theory to develop critical sociological tools to address the challenge of inequality in the context of the digital.

  • Lindsay Ferris

    MSc Alumna

    Prior to the OII, Lindsay worked with several international and US-based organizations working to solve social problems through the use of technology and data. She has a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Virginia.

  • 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

  • Ndakuna Fonso Amidou

    MSc Alumnus

    Ndakuna Fonso Amidou is an OII MSc student.

  • Susie Forbath

    MSc Alumna

    Susie is a master’s student interested in the interplay between design, policy, and users. Prior to studying at the OII, she worked as a user experience designer in the healthcare industry and earned a B.A. from Cornell University.

  • 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.

  • Dr Nicolas Friederici

    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Nicolas studies digital entrepreneurship and collaborative innovation in challenging environments, such as low-income and post-conflict countries in Africa.

    nicolas.friederici@oii.ox.ac.uk

    tel: +44 (0)1865 6 16996

  • 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

  • Julian Gilson

    MSc Alumnus

    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
  • Aaron Gluck-Thaler

    MSc Alumni

    Aaron Gluck Thaler is a Rhodes Scholar at the Oxford Internet Institute. His research focuses on cybersecurity, social movements, and surveillance. Aaron received his B.Eng. from McGill University.

  • Chenzhuo Gong

    MSc Alumnus

    Chenzhuo Gong is a MSc student at the Oxford Internet Institute. Chenzhuo holds a LL.B. in International Politics from Fudan University. His research interest lies in examining the booming influence of social media in public diplomacy.

  • Olivia Gonzalez

    MSc Alumna

    Olivia graduated from New York University in 2013 and received her law degree from Fordham Law School in 2016. She is primarily interested in cyber security law and policy.

  • Bryce Goodman

    Research Associate and MSc Alumnus

    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
  • Robert Gorwa

    MSc Alumnus

    Robert studies the relationship between technology and various International Relations phenomena. He’s particularly interested in how the internet has affected the ways in which states interact with each other and with their own populations.

  • 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.

  • Freya Griffiths

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: Transgender disclosure strategies in online social spaces 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 and Research Fellow, Programme Director of the MSc in Social Data Science

    Dr Scott A. Hale is a Senior Data Scientist & Research Fellow, Social Data Science Programme Director, and Turing Fellow. He develops and applies computer science techniques to the social sciences focusing on bilingualism, UX, mobilization, and mobility.

    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

  • Love Hedman

    MSc Alumnus

    Love Hedman is a MSc student at the Oxford Internet Institute. He has a background in Experimental Pscyhology and is interested in cognitive immersion into virtual environments, in particular online PC games.

  • Paul Hermann

    MSc Alumnus

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

  • Dr Isis Hjorth

    Research Associate and DPhil Alumna

    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

  • Greg Johnson

    MSc Alumnus

    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 Alumnus

    Samuel Johnston is an OII MSc student.

  • Kabeleka Kabeleka

    MSc Alumnus

    Kabeleka Kabeleka recently completed a Master’s Degree in Computer Science at Oxford Brookes University in 2016. In 2013, Kabeleka earned his BSC in Computer Science with Distinction in The Copperbelt University’s class of 2013.

  • 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

  • Beatriz Kira

    MSc Alumni

    Beatriz is a MSc Student at the Oxford Internet Institute and a PhD Student at the University of São Paulo. She is interested in issues involving law and technology, especially internet policy and regulation.

  • Katsushige Kitazawa

    MSc Alumni

    I worked for the Japanese government and hold a MSc in Meteorology and BS in Physics. My interest is the use of big data and artificial intelligence for Disaster Risk Reduction and Weather business.

  • Olga Kokoulina

    MSc Alumni

    Olga’s interests focus on the interface between Law and Technology. She is presently completing her PhD at the Law Faculty, Copenhagen University on the subject of standards and patents. She has an LL.M. in European Business Law and a Bachelor in Law.

  • Sylwia Kowalczuk

    MSc Alumna

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

  • Saumya Krishna

    MSc Alumna

    Saumya Krishna is an OII MSc student.

  • 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

  • Jack La Violette

    MSc Alumni

    With a background in linguistics, Jack is interested in the social semiotics of the internet. His research addresses metapragmatics and discourse studies on platforms like Reddit and Instagram.

  • 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

  • Claire Leibowicz

    MSc Alumna

    Claire Leibowicz is a Clarendon Scholar. She is interested in cybertrust, human-robot interaction, and how IoT will influence organizational behavior/general human cognition. Claire received her BA in Psychology and Computer Science from Harvard.

  • Chun (Raphael) Leung

    MSc Alumnus

    Chun (Raphael) Leung is an OII MSc student.

  • Zachary Levine

    MSc Alumnus

    Zachary Levine is an OII MSc student.

  • 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.

  • Lofred Madzou

    MSc Alumnus

    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
  • 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

  • Lily McElwee

    MSc Alumna

    Lily is interested in partisan uses for big data and social media, digital diplomacy, and high-tech cross-border investment. She holds a BA (hons) in Political Science and minor in Modern Languages (Chinese and German) from Stanford University.

  • Christopher McIntyre

    MSc Alumni

    Chris wants to use internet-related technologies to improve public services. He is a 2017 Rhodes Scholar, previously worked at BCG, and co-founded Policy, an online electoral engagement tool.

  • Lauren McKarus

    MSc Alumna

    Lauren McKarus is an OII MSc student.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Bill Mulligan

    MSc Alumnus

    Bill holds a BS in Biochemistry (University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2016) where he researched developmental biology. He is interested how non textual communication shapes the scientific story.

  • 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

  • Anisha Nadkarni

    MSc Alumna

    Anisha is a sociologist by background. She is interested in the cultural norms surrounding online sharing and social network use, as well as the role of personal communication technologies in changing practices of intimacy in modern couple relationships.

  • 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

  • Greyson Nevins-Archer

    MSc Alumni

    Greyson is an aspiring Internet nerd that has contributed research and code to a range of companies and non-profits. He hopes to explore the Internet in relation to the United States and transnational laws that apply to it.

  • Nicole Ng

    MSc Alumna

    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
  • 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

  • Tom Nicholls

    DPhil Alumnus

    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
  • 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.

  • Juan Ortiz Frueler

    MSc Alumnus

    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
  • 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.

  • Tulsi Parida

    MSc Alumni

    Tulsi is an OII MSc student and Pershing Square Scholar. She is interested in learning about how internet technology can improve educational outcomes in the Global South.

  • Adena Peckler

    MSc Alumna

    Adena received a dual BA at the George Washington University in both Asian Studies and International Affairs, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Her interests are digital inequality and the provision of broadband to rural areas.

  • 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.

  • Edward Percarpio

    MSc Alumnus

    Before joining the OII, Edward worked in international trade consulting in Brussels and holds a BS in International History from Georgetown University. His current research focuses on harmonizing philosophies of privacy and architectures of surveillance.

  • Ross Petchler

    MSc Alumnus

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

  • Umika Pidaparthy

    MSc Alumna

    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
  • Olivia Pierce

    MSc Alumna

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

  • Matthew Pierri

    MSc Alumni

    Matt is a 26-year-old Australian with backgrounds in journalism and in law. He is interested in exploring how advocacy and social change interact with online platforms, and issues around the governance and regulation of data and AI.

  • Rachel Pollack

    MSc Alumna

    Thesis: Opening the Black Box: In Search of Algorithmic Transparency Supervisor: Professor Ralph Schroeder Completed: 2016

  • Vyacheslav W. Polonski

    DPhil alumnus

    Vyacheslav Polonski an OII DPhil alumnus, specialising in network science and the sociology of the Internet. His research focused on the structural aspects of collective behaviour in online communities.

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

  • Daniel Elisha Rachovitsky

    MSc Alumnus

    Daniel Elisha Rachovitsky is an OII MSc student.

  • 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

  • Jan Philipp Rau

    MSc Alumni

    Jan is interested in questions about the digital transformation of politics and society, e.g. echo chambers in social media or the crisis of democracy. He has a background in Political Science, Sociology and Social Psychology.

  • 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

  • Léonie Rivière

    MSc Alumna

    Léonie is a full time MSc Student at the Oxford Internet Institute. Prior to joining the OII, she was involved in different startups and completed a BA in Political Science and Communications at Ludwig-Maximilians-University.

  • 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

  • Katherine Rother

    MSc Alumna

    Katherine graduated summa cum laude from UCLA with degrees in Anthropology and French & Francophone Interdisciplinary Studies. Her research interests include digital communications, the intersections between life online and offline, and online identity.

  • 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

  • Cory Salveson

    MSc Alumnus

    Cory holds a B.S. in Multidisciplinary Studies and has worked in IT for learning and knowledge management systems. He's interested in how themes of power, social mobility, and ethics interact with shifts in knowledge production and education online.

  • 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

  • Hendrik Schriefer

    MSc Alumnus

    Hendrik is an OII MSc student and an entrepreneur. He has co-founded tech startups and holds a BSc in psychology. He is interested in researching human emotions in a digital environment from an academic and a business perspective.

  • Odysseas Sclavounis

    DPhil student

    Odysseas Sclavounis is a DPhil student at the OII and also at the Alan Turing Institute. His research focuses on the governance of public blockchains, specifically Bitcoin and Ethereum.

    odysseas.sclavounis@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • Amrita Sengupta

    MSc Alumna

    Amrita Sengupta is an OII MSc student.

  • Dirgayuza Setiawan

    MSc Alumnus

    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
  • 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

  • Kate Sim

    DPhil student

    Kate is an OII DPhil student interested in anti-rape technologies.

    kate.sim@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • 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 Alumnus

    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
  • Felix Simon

    MSc Alumnus

    Felix holds a BA in Film- and Media Studies and worked as a journalist both in Germany and abroad. He is interested in digital journalism and digital culture. He is currently a research assistant at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism.

  • Dr Cohen R. Simpson

    Research Fellow & British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow

    Cohen is a sociologist specialising in the quantitative study of human social networks. He has a particular interest in culture and the determinants of network formation.

    cohen.simpson@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • 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

  • 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.

  • Dr Sandra Wachter

    Research Fellow

    Dr. Sandra Wachter is a lawyer and Research Fellow (Asst. Prof.) in Data Ethics, AI, robotics and Internet Regulation/cyber-security at the Oxford Internet Institute.

    sandra.wachter@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • 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

  • 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

  • James Williams

    DPhil Alumnus

    James Williams is an OII DPhil alumnus. He studied the ethics of attention and persuasion in technology design.

    james.williams@oii.ox.ac.uk
  • 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

  • Aiste Zalepuga

    MSc Alumna

    Aiste is a MSc student interested in digital government, law and technology. She received her BA from Yale University.

  • 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

  • Jia Li Zhao

    MSc Alumna

    Jia Li Zhao is an OII MSc student.

  • Yan Zhou

    MSc Alumna

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

Research Associates

  • Gillian Bolsover

    Research Associate and DPhil Alumna

    Gillian Bolsover researches politics, citizenship and civil society in the modern world, focusing on the changes associated with new media technologies and on producing research that takes into account China and other non-Western populations.

    gillian.bolsover@oii.ox.ac.uk

    tel: 01865 (2) 87239

  • 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.

  • Josh Cowls

    Research Associate and MSc Alumnus

    Josh is a research assistant based at the Alan Turing Institute, where he facilitates the work of the Institute’s Data Ethics Group. Josh’s research centres on the implications of big data, AI and automation on politics, business and society at large.

    Josh.cowls@gmail.com
  • 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 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.

  • Kurtis Garbutt

    Research Associate

    Kurtis Garbutt is a Research Engineer at University College London where his research focuses on the use of open source data, mapping and agent-based modelling to examine vulnerability and assist NGOs respond to hazards.

    kurtis@kjgarbutt.com
  • 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 Alumnus

    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 Isis Hjorth

    Research Associate and DPhil Alumna

    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

  • 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 Turkay Salim Nefes

    Research Associate

    I am a sociologist working on online/offline diffusion and impacts of knowledge from different angles.

    turkay.nefes@sociology.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.

  • Dr Anne-Marie Oostveen

    Research Associate

    Anne-Marie Oostveen has interests in the social implications of new and emerging technologies, privacy aspects in relation to ICT, online activism, user participation as a practical form for (computer) system design, and HCI.

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

    tel: +44 (0)1865 287208

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 David Souter

    Research Associate

    David works as an expert adviser to United Nations and other organisations on the relationship between information technology, the Internet and public policy, particularly development, environment, governance and rights.

    david.souter@runbox.com
  • 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.

  • Associate Professor 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
  • 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.

  • Sam Woolley

    Research Associate

    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.

  • Professor Jonathan Zittrain

    Research Associate

    Jonathan Zittrain is the George Bemis Professor of International Law at Harvard Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and Professor of Computer Science at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Head of Administration & Finance

  • Douglas Thornton

    Head of Administration & Finance

    Working closely with the Director and the Senior Executive Team, Douglas leads the Institute’s administration in implementing strategy, supporting teaching, research and policy engagement, and ensuring good governance and high-quality services.

    Email: douglas.thornton@oii.ox.ac.uk

IT & Web Services

  • Adham Tamer

    Director of IT & Web Services

    Adham is responsible for the management, strategy and execution of IT infrastructure for the Institute. He develops and implements policies and goals and act as Chief Information Security Officer for the department.

    Email: help@oii.ox.ac.uk

    Tel: +44 (0)1865 612330

  • John Gilbert

    Web Developer

    John is responsible for the development and maintenance of the OII’s suite of websites, including user experience, user interfaces, and the OII’s visual identity.

    Email: webhelp@oii.ox.ac.uk

  • Arthur Bullard

    IT Officer

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

    Email: help@oii.ox.ac.uk

    Tel: +44 (0)1865 612330

  • Patrick Wenham

    IT Officer

    Patrick offers first line support and helps with ad-hoc projects within the IT department.

    Email: help@oii.ox.ac.uk

    Tel: 01865 612330

Research Facilitation

  • Tim Davies

    Senior Research Facilitator

    Tim oversees Research Facilitation in the department, and supports the growth and development of OII research activity and strategy.

    Email: tim.davies@oii.ox.ac.uk

    Tel: +44 (0)1865 612334

  • David Sutcliffe

    Senior Science Writer

    David is the Managing Editor of the Policy and Internet Journal. He provides advice and editorial services to the OII faculty, and writes commissioned content for our publications.

    Email: david.sutcliffe@oii.ox.ac.uk

    Tel: +44 (0)1865 287212

  • Jess Antonio

    Research Support Officer

    Jess works with the Senior Research Facilitator as part of the Research Facilitation team.

    Email: Jessica.antonio@oii.ox.ac.uk

    Tel: +44 (0) 1865 287015

External Relations

  • Gen Juillet

    Media and Communications Manager

    Gen manages the OII’s communications activities, including media relations. She is responsible for the OII’s external relations strategy, social media presence, content creation and publications. Gen is the first point of contact for all press enquiries.

    Email: gen.juillet@oii.ox.ac.uk

    Tel: +44 (0)1865 287237

  • Jordan Davies

    Events Officer

    Jordan plays a key role in our events programme. She manages the OII’s conferences, seminars, policy forums and other external and internal events.

    Email: events@oii.ox.ac.uk

    Tel: +44 (0)1865 287223

  • Solenn Robert

    Events and Administrative Assistant

    Solenn supports the organization and running of the Events at the OII.

    Email: events@oii.ox.ac.uk

    Tel: 01865 287218

Graduate Studies Support

  • Victoria McDermott

    Graduate Studies Manager

    Victoria manages the administrative support for the OII’s MSc Programme, from recruitment and admissions, through to on-course student progression. She is also the Disability Co-Ordinator for the Department.

    Email: teaching@oii.ox.ac.uk

    Tel: +44 (0)1865 287304

  • Laura Maynard

    DPhil Co-Ordinator

    Laura manages all on-course administration for the OII’s DPhil Programme.

    Email: teaching@oii.ox.ac.uk

    Tel: +44 (0)1865 287222

  • Laura Gamble

    MSc Co-Ordinator

    Laura manages all on-course administration for the OII’s MSc Programmes.

  • John Francis

    Graduate Studies Assistant

    John supports all teaching administration functions.

    Email: John.francis@oii.ox.ac.uk

    Tel: 01865 612341

Governance & Resources

  • Duncan Passey

    Finance Officer

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

    Email: 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.

    Email: recruit@oii.ox.ac.uk

    Tel: +44 (0)1865287011

  • Marie Lemon

    PA to Director, Professor Philip Howard, and Professor Helen Margetts

    Marie is PA to Professor Philip Howard and Professor Helen Margetts, and is the first point of contact for all matters relating to the Director.

    Email: marie.lemon@oii.ox.ac.uk

  • Pauline Kinniburgh

    PA to Director (Maternity leave)

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

    Email: director@oii.ox.ac.uk

    Tel: +44 (0)1865 87226

  • Karen Mead

    Facilities Officer

    Karen is the first point of contact for all enquirers at the OII. She is also responsible for office management at interim for all three sites.

    Email: facilities@oii.ox.ac.uk

    Tel: +44 (0)1865 287215

Advisory Board

  • Mitchell Baker

    Advisory Board Member

    Mitchell Baker co-founded the Mozilla Project and serves as Chairwoman of Mozilla.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Alexsis de Raadt St James

    Advisory Board Member

    Alexsis is a business executive and investment professional with diverse experience in corporate finance, private equity, venture capital and technology. She is the founder and managing partner of Merian Ventures, a US and UK venture capital firm.

  • 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.

  • 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.