CCDS Welcomes Jeff Hemsley as Co-Director
We are excited to welcome Professor Jeff Hemsley as Co-Director of the Center for Computational and Data Science! Professor Hemsley is an Assistant Professor at the School of Information Studies here at Syracuse University. He is co-author of the book Going Viral, which explains what virality is, how it works technologically and socially, and draws out the implications of this process for social change. He is a founding member of the Behavior, Information, Technology and Society Laboratory (BITS lab) here at the Syracuse iSchool.
Professor Hemsley will play a key role in assisting Center Director Jennifer Stromer-Galley in advancing the goals and interests of CCDS within the School of Information Studies and Syracuse University as a whole. Stromer-Galley and Hemsley will do this through championing research, organizing relevant events, and collaborating with and supporting affiliates.
Hemsley says, "Being Co-Director of the Center is exciting to me because I believe that the Center holds great potential for our affiliates. I think we can do a lot to call attention to the work our affiliates do, as well as create new opportunities for them. One of the ways I'd like to work to create these opportunities is by hosting events and facilitating new connections. In this way we can create spaces where ideas can flow and collaborations can be born."