About the article
Taha Yasseri holds a PhD from the institute of theoretical physics at the University of Göttingen, Germany, where he worked on spontaneous pattern formation in complex systems followed by two years of Postdoctoral Research at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, working on the socio-physical aspects of the community of Wikipedia editors. He is now a researcher at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford. His main research focus now is on online societies, government-citizen interactions on the web and the structural evolution of the web. He uses mathematical models and data analysis to study social systems quantitatively.
Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, 1 St Giles', OX1 3JS Oxford, UK, Tel.: +44-1865-287229, Fax: +44-1865-287211
Jonathan Bright is a political scientist specialising in computational and “big data” approaches to the social sciences. He holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Bristol, an MSc in International Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, and a PhD in Political Science from the European University Institute. His major research interests lie in both the quantitative study of online news media (and, more generally, virtual “public spheres”), and also the large scale analysis of politicians and parliamentary behaviour. More generally, he is also interested in developing computational social research methods, and in driving forward computing skills as a core part of social science methodology.
Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, 1 St Giles', OX1 3JS Oxford, UK, Tel.: +44-1865-287233, Fax: +44-1865-287211
Published Online: 2014-09-30
Published in Print: 2014-10-28