Dr. Ackland of ANU Visited WML

Dr. Robert Ackland from Australian National University (ANU) visited Web Mining Lab on May 14 2013. He introduced the Virtual Observatory for the Study of Online Networks (VOSON) Project and its application on study of Australian senior citizens on Facebook. Lab members also presented the works they’d done, including the visualization projects. Future collaboration of online social networking studies was discussed and the potential of VOSON was highly thought of.
Dr. Ackland is the associate professor and masters coordinator of Australian Demographic & Social Research Institute, who has published several papers on social networks (http://robertackland.info/). He leads the VOSON project (http://voson.anu.edu.au), which is known internationally for the VOSON software for hyperlink network analysis and other related research.


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