VOSON Lab awarded 3-year ARC Grant

Robert Ackland was awarded a 3-year Australian Research Council Grant for the project "Understanding online attention and user-generated content creation: An information consumption and production perspective".  There is a strong practical need for methods for understanding and measuring online behaviour.

"Social Media and the Network Structure of Social Capital" presentation at UQ

Robert Ackland gave a seminar presentation on "Social Media and the Network Structure of Social Capital" at the Social Policy Unit, School of Social Work and Human Services, University of Queensland.The same presentation was given on November 2012, at the ANU's Social Psychology Spring Workshop "Considering social capital: Perspectives across the social and behavioural sciences".

ANU Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Enhancement Grant awarded for the "Computational Social Science Weblab".

Dr Robert Ackland and Lexing Xie (Computer Science, ANU) were awarded an ANU Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Enhancement Grant for the "Computational Social Science Weblab".Computational Social Science is an emerging field involving the application of network science and computational approaches to the analysis of large-scale datasets collected fro

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