Summer, research, & good things to come.

It’s the end of another Academic Year, and the end of my third year at Rutgers University. This year was marked by my third year review, and provided a great opportunity to reflect on past accomplishments and to look forward to the next three years and the road to tenure. I’ve been hard at work on the Internet Archive data, and the team is starting to see the result of the past 1.5 years of hard work. On June 17 and 18 I’ll be co-hosting a conference at Harvard University to showcase the work we’ve been doing, and to bring together a community of researchers interested in this space.

In the meantime, I’ll be speaking on Big Data and social science research at the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association in Seattle, WA, from May 25 – May 28, 2014. Later in the summer, I’ll also be speaking at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, and I’ll be a respondent at the Academy of Management’s Annual Meeting.

In the midst of the usual conference travel, I’m excited to begin a new series of on-site data collection at a major Fortune 500 corporation. In collaboration with a few other colleagues, I’ll be spending 5 weeks on-site at the organization collecting data about collaboration and knowledge sharing through the use of enterprise social media. As the research progresses, I’ll be posting updates here and on Twitter.