Dr. Ackland presented at Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center (CNS) talk series, Indiana University. The presentation compiled an introduction to the VOSON Lab and research undertaken over the years, to provide a Social Science perspective of the use of big data.
As part of the ANU - Indiana University faculty exchange program, Robert Ackland ran the workshop: Collecting and analysing Social media data with SocialMediaLab, at the Social Science Research Commons Workshop in Methods Series, SSRC Grand Hall, 15th April 2016.
A/Professor Robert Ackland and Tim Graham (University of Queensland) ran the workshop: Collecting and analysing Social media data with SocialMediaLab, at the INSNA Sunbelt International Social Network Analysis Conference, 2016.
Dr Robert Ackland will teach a 5-day course Big Data Analysis for Social Scientists at the Australian Consortium for Social and Political Research Incorporated (ACSPRI) Summer Program, on February 8-12 ,2016, at the University of Melbourne.
Dr Haris Memic (Research Fellow in School of Sociology, ANU and VOSON Lab affiliate) presented on "Introduction to Dynamic Social Network Analysis with Tnet" at the IR & Friends seminar series at CSIRO.
Dr Robert Ackland presented on "Adaptive Sampling from Large Scale Online Networks", at the ANU Centre for Social Research & Methods seminar, on December 2, 2015.
The CSRM series included speakers from a range of research backgrounds, all with an applied research methods focus.
Organised by the VOSON Lab and hosted by the School of Sociology and ANU Centre for Social Research & Methods, the workshop: "Computational approaches to studying networks in text, language and society" was held on November
Dr Robert Ackland presented on "VOSON Lab Overview and Research on Social Dynamics in Eating Disorder Communities on Twitter" at the Web Science Institute, University of Southampton, 29 September 2015.