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Web Science Institute Guest Lecture Event

Web Science Institute
13:00 - 14:00
29 September 2015
University of Southampton Highfield Campus Building 53, Room 4025 Southampton

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Event details

The Web Science Institute is delighted to have Associate Professor Robert Ackland from the Australian National University giving guest lecture at the University of Southampton on Tuesday 29th September.

Speaker information

Associate Professor Robert Ackland ,Australian National University,Robert Ackland is an Associate Professor with a joint appointment in the School of Sociology and the Australian Centre for Social Research and Methods at the Australian National University. His PhD was in economics, focusing on index number theory in the context of cross-country comparisons of income and inequality. Robert has been studying online social and organisational networks since 2002 and his research has been funded by five Australian Research Council grants. His research has appeared in journals such as the Review of Economics and Statistics, Social Networks, Computational Economics, Social Science Computer Review, and the Journal of Social Structure. He leads the Virtual Observatory for the Study of Online Networks Lab ( which was established in 2005 with the aim of advancing the social science of the Internet by conducting research, developing research tools, and providing research training. Robert established the Social Science of the Internet specialisation in the ANU's Master of Social Research in 2008, and his book Web Social Science: Concepts, Data and Tools for Social Scientists in the Digital Age (SAGE) was published in July 2013. He created the VOSON software for hyperlink network construction and analysis, which has been publicly available since 2006 and is used by researchers worldwide.

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