Invited participant, Workshop on Bridging Industry and Academia to Tackle Responsible Research and Privacy Practices, Facebook, New York, USA (November 2-3, 2017)
Invited panelist, Facebook’s Canadian Election Integrity Initiative Panel, Economic Club of Canada, Ottawa, Canada (October 19, 2017).
Keynote, “Listening and Giving Voice to Ideas with Social Media Data”, Altmetrics Conference, Toronto, Canada (September 27, 2017).
Invited workshop speaker, “Sampling and Recruiting on Facebook”, Summer Specialist Meeting on Social Media Analytics and Decision Support Systems: Applications to Public Health and Crisis Management, San Diego, USA (August 15-16, 2017).
Keynote, “Studying Online and Offline Communities through the Prism of Social Media Data”, International Symposium on Spatiotemporal Computing (ISSC), Harvard University, Cambridge, USA (August 7-9, 2017).
Workshop Facilitator, “Social Listening: How to Do It and How to Use It”. Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) Conference, Quebec City, Canada (June 20, 2017)
Guest speaker, “Social Bots,” the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Canada (March 24, 2017)
Guest speaker, “Analyzing Communication Networks in Social Media”, The iSchool, Syracuse University, USA (February 27, 2017)
Guest speaker, “The Use of Social Media during the 2014 Euromaidan Revolution in Ukraine”, Brown Bag Guest Lecture Series, The Department of Communication, University at Buffalo (February 24, 2017)
Workshop Facilitator, “Analyzing Social Media and Learning Through Content and Social Network Analysis: A Faceted Methodological Approach”, Workshop Series organized in collaboration between the Open University of Hong Kong, Caritas Institute of Higher Education and School of Professional Education and Executive Development, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (February 20, 2017)
Guest speaker, “Detecting Social Bots”, Guest Speaker Series, York University, Toronto, Canada (January 20, 2016)
Guest speaker, Workshop on “Social Media & the Big Data Explosion,” the Zone Learning Analytics School at Ryerson University (November 26, 2016).
Guest speaker, “Who Are We Studying in Social Media: Bots or Humans?”, Guest Speaker Series, IEEE Toronto Systems and WIE Chapters, Toronto, Canada (November 24, 2016)
Guest speaker, “Social Media Data Analytics”, University of Groningen, Netherlands (October 24, 2016)
Workshop facilitator, “Social Media Data Collection & Network Analysis”, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany (October 19, 2016)
Guest speaker, “Research with Social Media Data – Data Stewardship & Ethical Considerations”, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany (October 11, 2016)
Guest speaker, “Studying Online Interactions using Social Network Analysis”, Research Seminar, University at Buffalo, NY, USA (September 28, 2016)
Plenary speaker, “Challenges in Social Media Analytics: Are We Studying Bots or Humans?”, 2016 Summer Specialist Meeting on Human Dynamics and Big Data, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA (August 1-3, 2016)
Plenary speaker, “Studying Learning Processes in Social Media with the help of Social Network Analysis”, the Third International Conference on Open and Flexible Education (ICOFE 2016), Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (July 6-8, 2016)
Keynote, “Public Diplomacy for the Social Media Age,” Workshop on #Diplometrics: Public Diplomacy & Advocacy for Effective Results organized by Global Affairs Canada and the USC Center on Public Diplomacy (CPD), Ottawa, Canada (April 20-21, 2016)
Panelist, Workshop on “Diversifying Canada’s Economy Through Strong Digital Policy,” organized by Canada’s Digital Policy Forum, Ottawa, Canada (April 19, 2016).
Keynote, “Who Are We Modelling: Bots or Humans?” Workshop on Modeling Social Media as part of the 25th International Conference on World Wide Web, Montreal, Canada (April 12, 2016).
A hands-on session on “Social Media Analytics with R & Netlytic,” Social Media Workshop, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China (December 3-4, 2015)
Plenary speaker, “Studying digital narratives through the prism of social media data,” Symposium on Technology and Digital Narratives, Universidade Federal do Maranhão, Brazil (November 17-18, 2015)
“The Use of Twitter during the 2014 Crisis in Ukraine: A Tale of Three Languages,” Conference on Social Media, Activism, and Organisations (#SMAO15), Goldsmiths, University of London, London, UK (November 6, 2015)
A hands-on session on “Social Media Analytics,” Social Media Workshop, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN, USA (October 30, 2015)
Plenary speaker, “Enabling Community through Social Media,” Panel session at the 22nd Annual International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISQOOL) Conference, Vancouver, Canada (October 24, 2015)
Keynote, “The Use of Social Media during the 2014 Crisis in Ukraine,” Workshop on Social Media Analysis and Its Application in Research, The Carolinas ASIS&T Reginal Chapter, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA (October 19, 2015)
“Studying Online Interactions using Social Network Analysis,” BCC Educational Discourse Workshop, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, USA (October 5-6, 2015)
“The Use of Social Media during the 2014 Crisis in Ukraine”, Workshop on “Representing Human Dynamics with Big Data, Social Media, and Social Networks in Hyperlocal Contexts”, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA, August 11-12, 2015
Keynote, “Developing and Testing New Analytic Tools for Discovering and Visualizing Social Media Data and Online Social Networks”, RECONNECT 2015: Workshop on Social Networks, Mathematical and Computational Tools with applications to Homeland Security, Rochester, NY, USA (June 14-20, 2015)
“Learning Analytics for the Social Media Age”, BCC Educational Discourse Workshop, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA (May 4-5, 2015)
“Online Social Networks and Social Media Use in Ukraine”, Invited talk, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA (April 30, 2015)
“The Use of Twitter during the 2014 Crisis in Ukraine: A Tale of Three Languages,” 1st International Conference on Twitter for Research, Lyon, France (April 24, 2015)
“The Use of Social Media during the 2014 Crisis in Ukraine”, The Center for Global Communication Studies, The Annenberg School for Communication at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA (April 9, 2015)
“Data Stewardship & Ethical Considerations”, KMDI Speaker Series, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada (February 11, 2015)
Workshop on “Social Media Research Workshop: Tools and Methods / Results from Analyses of Social Media Data”, the 48th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Kauai, HI, USA (January 5, 2015)
“Research with Social Media Data and Ethical Considerations”, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada (November 19, 2014)
Workshop on Social Big Data Analytics, Carlton University, Ottawa, Canada (November 13, 2014)
Panel on “The Role of Social and other Media in the Unrests in Egypt, Turkey and Ukraine”, ASIS&T 2014 Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, USA (November 4, 2014)
“Emerging Challenges and Opportunities in Social Big Data Stewardship”, Ryerson University Library, Invited talk, Toronto (October 15, 2014)
Panel on “Networked Influence in Social Media”, Social Media & Society conference, Toronto, Canada (September 27, 2014)
LASI 2014 Workshop on Learning Analytics for the Social Media Age, Harvard University, MA, USA (June 30, 2014)
Invited talks at the University of Hong Kong
- Seminar on Research at the Social Media Lab (April 30, 2014)
- Seminar on Learning Analytics in the Age of Social Media (May 9, 2014)
- Workshop on Automated Discovery and Visualization of Formal and Informal Learning Networks from Social Media (May 5, 2014)
“Automated Discovery and Visualization of Communication Networks from Social Media”, DIMACS Workshop on Building Communities for Transforming Social Media Research Through New Approaches for Collecting, Analyzing, and Exploring Social Media Data, Rutgers University, USA, April 10-11, 2014.
“Wired Academia: Why Social Science Scholars are using Social Media”, London School of Economic, London, United Kingdom, February 20, 2014
Big Data & Society Editorial Team panel, Goldsmiths University of London Seminar Series, London, United Kingdom, February 19, 2014
Keynote, Social Media Workshop on Outreach & Impact Aspects, The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom, February 16, 2014
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