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Assistant Professor of Information Science, University of Colorado Boulder

Brian Keegan is a computational social scientist using data science tools to answer social science questions about how online communities organize in response to disruptions. His research has explored how Wikipedia editors self-organize to write article about current events, how millions of players learn new strategies after software patches, and how Twitter is used during media events like presidential debates and sporting championships. Keegan is an assistant professor at the Department of Information Science at the University of Colorado Boulder, worked a researcher at the Harvard Business School and Northeastern University, received his M.A. and Ph.D. from Northwestern University's School of Communication, and his S.B. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Experience

  • 2016–present
    Assistant professor, University of Colorado Boulder
  • 2014–2016
    Research associate, Harvard Business School
  • 2012–2014
    Postdoctoral research associate, Northeastern University

Education

  • 2012 
    Northwestern University, Ph.D., Media, Technology, & Society
  • 2010 
    Northwestern University, M.A., Media, Technology, & Society
  • 2006 
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, S.B., Mechanical Engineering
  • 2006 
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, S.B., Science, Technology, & Society

Grants and Contracts

  • 2019
    CHS: Small: A Genealogical Framework to Understand the Emergence of Online Groups
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    National Science Foundation
  • 2018
    EAGER: Social Dynamics of Organizational Behavior in Temporary Virtual Teams
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    National Science Foundation