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
Big Data China, a newly launched trade journal by China-Cloud.com, publishes an article by Jonathan Zhu in its inauguration issue on April 8. The article, entitled “Big data from the eyes of a social science professor: abundant, fast, lousy, and costly”, was based on a speech by Jonathan on big data in late December 2012.
Winson and Zhenzhen have got a new paper accepted by Scientometrics, entitled “Network closure, brokerage, and structural influence of journals: A longitudinal study of journal citation network in Internet research (2000-2010)”. In the paper, they examined the impacts of network structures on journals’ structural influence drawing on theories of network closure and structural holes. The