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Join us for “Untangling the Web” a new series of podcasts with Noshir Contractor

On this podcast, we bring thought leaders from around the world to explore how the Web is shaping society and how society in turn is shaping the Web. We hope to improve our understanding of the Web, promote the Web’s positive impact on society – and change the Web for the better.

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UTW Episode 26: Sandra González-Bailón

In this episode, we chat with Sandra González-Bailón, who is on the faculty at the Annenberg School for Communication. Her research lies at the intersection of network science, data mining, computational tools and political communication. She is the author of Decoding...

UTW Episode 25: Nigel Shadbolt

In this special 25th episode of Untangling the Web, we talk with one of the founders of web science, Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt. He’s Principal of Jesus college and professorial Research Fellow in Computer Science at the University of Oxford.  As information adviser...

UTW Episode 24: Azeem Azhar

For this episode, we talk with Azeem Azhar, an entrepreneur, investor and author. Previously, he founded PeerIndex, a big data analytics firm acquired in 2015. And his first book, “The Exponential Age: How Accelerating Technology is Transforming Business, Politics and...

UTW Episode 23: Rory Cellan-Jones

In this episode, we talk with journalist Rory Cellan-Jones. He’s reported for BBC for 40 years, and for much of that time primarily focused on business and technology stories. He has covered everything from smartphones to social media and more. He’s just published a...

UTW Episode 22: Pablo Boczkowski

Our guest for this episode is Pablo Boczkowski, who is Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Northwestern University, as well as the founder and director of the Center for Latinx Digital Media. He’s also the cofounder and...

UTW Episode 21: Taha Yasseri

For this episode, we talk with Taha Yasseri, an associate professor at the School of Sociology and a Geary Fellow at the Geary Institute for Public Policy at University College Dublin, Ireland. He has been a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, a Turing...

UTW Episode 20: Richard Rogers

In this episode, we talk with Richard Rogers, a professor and chair of New Media and Digital Culture at the University of Amsterdam. An award-winning author, he also is Director of the Digital Methods Initiative (DMI), known for the development of software tools for...

UTW Episode 19: Sinan Aral

In this episode, we talk with Sinan Aral, an award-winning researcher, entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He is the David Austin professor of Management, Marketing IT and Data Science at MIT, where he also directs MIT’s initiative on the Digital Economy. And in...

UTW Episode 18: Matt Weber

In this episode (22 minutes long), we talk with Matt Weber, a faculty member in the Department of Communication at the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University. With more than a decade of experience researching information ecosystems,...

UTW Episode 17: Emilio Ferrara

For this episode, (23 min) we talk with Emilio Ferrara, an Associate Professor at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He’s also a Research Team Leader for AI at USC’s Information Sciences Institute and the Director of the Annenberg Networks Network...

UTW Episode 16: Aleks Krotoski

Our guest for this episode (23 min.) is Dr. Aleks Krotoski, an award-winning international broadcaster, author and academic. She studies and writes about technology and interactivity. Her book, “Untangling the Web: What the Internet is Doing to You,” based on her hit...

UTW Episode 15: Munmun De Choudhury

During this episode, (26 min. long), we talk with Munmun De Choudhury, a professor of interactive computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she leads the Social Dynamics and Wellbeing Lab.  Her research centers on using social media to better understand...

UTW Episode 14: Robert Ackland

Our guest for this episode, (21 min. long) is Robert Ackland, a professor from the School of Sociology at the Australian National University in Canberra. Rob studies networks on the Web, and he established the Virtual Observatory for the Study of Online Networks —...

UTW Episode 13: Jaime Teevan

In this episode, (26 min. long) we talk with Jaime Teevan, chief scientist for Microsoft’s Experiences and Devices, where she’s charged with creating the future of productivity. She also developed the first personalized search algorithm used by Bing and introduced...

UTW Episode 12: Danny Weitzner

For this episode, (29 min. long) we talk with Danny Weitzner, a proud founding member of the Web Science Trust who will be a keynote speaker at the upcoming 2021 ACM Web Science virtual conference. He’s a 3Com Founders Principal Research Scientist at MIT Computer...

UTW Episode 11: Ravindran Balaraman

Ravindran (Ravi) Balaraman is our guest for this episode (23 min. long). He is the Mindtree faculty fellow and a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras. And he also heads the Robert Bosch Centre for...

UTW Episode 10: Eszter Hargittai

Our guest for this episode (28 min. long) is Eszter Hargittai, who is a professor and holds the chair of the Internet Use and Society in the Department of Communication and Media Research at the University of Zurich,  where she also heads the Web Use project research...

UTW Episode 9: Deen Freelon

Our guest for this episode (29 min. long) is Deen Freelon, an associate professor in the School of Media and Journalism at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.  His research ranges from political expression through digital media to data science to...

UTW Episode 8: Alex “Sandy” Pentland

In this episode (25 min. long), we talk with Alex “Sandy” Pentland, who is one of the most cited web scholars at the crossroads of web science, network science, and computational social science. He’s a professor of Media Arts and Sciences at MIT, directs the MIT...

Untangling the Web: New Episodes

The new Untangling the Web Podcast is going from strength to strength and our intial launch of three episodes has been followed by four more episodes available from the website or via your favourite Podcast providers (including Apple, Soundcloud and Spotify). Host...

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