Jana Diesner's Group
Human-Centered Data Science · Social Computing · Network Analysis · Natural Language Processing

Invited Talks

Keynote Talks

  1. COINs (Collaborative Innovation Networks) Conference, Rome, Italy: Words and Networks: Using Natural Language Processing to Enhance Graphs and Test Network Theories, 2016
  2. GOR (General Online Research) Conference, Dresden, Germany: Rich and Reliable Signals: Making Responsible Choices for Working with Social Interaction Data, 2016
  3. 9th Historical Network Research Symposium, Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany: Developing practical solutions to real world problems by going from words to networks, 2015
  4. NetGlow Conference, Saint-Petersburg, Russia: Socio-semantic networks, 2014
  5. Ditact Conference – women’s IT studies, University Salzburg, Austria: Computational Thinking in the playroom, classroom, boardroom, 2014
  6. DISC (Daegu International Social Network Conference), Daegu, South Korea: Words and Networks, 2013
  7. Future of Historical Network Research Conference, Hamburg, Germany: Of microscopes and telescopes in the digital humanities and computational social sciences, 2013

On “Research at the Nexus of Network Analysis and Natural Language Processing”

  1. Re-Computing Social Sciences Conference: What have we learned after a decade, UC Davis, 2017
  2. European Forum Alpbach, Austria, 2016
  3. KISTI (Korea Institute of Science & Technology Information), Daejeon, South Korea, 2013
  4. KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), Daejeon, South Korea, 2013
  5. Free University, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2013
  6. Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia, 2013
  7. Purdue University, KredibleNet Workshop, 2013
  8. University of California, Berkeley, 2013
  9. Northwestern University, Science of Networks in Communities Center (SONIC), 2013
  10. University of Maryland, School of Information, Summer Social Webshop, 2012
  11. European Research Center for Information Systems, University of Münster, Germany, 2011
  12. Syracuse University, School of Information, 2011
  13. Dresden University of Technology, Education Sciences Department, Germany, 2009
  14. Dialego corporation, Aachen, Germany, 2008
  15. vm-people, LLC, Berlin, Germany, 2008
  16. Deutsche Welle, Berlin, Germany: Mapping Politics, with P. Ueschner, 2008
  17. Chemnitz Art Museum, Germany: Art Network Visualization, with C. Stuetzer, 2008
  18. Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria, Age of Simulation Conference: Communication networks from the Enron email corpus, 2006
  19. FAS.research, LLC, Vienna, Austria, 2005

On “Mapping and Investigating Covert Networks”

  1. Army Corps of Engineers, Champaign, IL, 2016
  2. Columbia University, Economic History Seminar, NY, 2014
  3. Research Park UIUC, Corporate Roundtable, Champaign, IL, 2013
  4. University of Hamburg, Germany, 2012
  5. German Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Hamburg, Germany, 2010, 2011
  6. IT Defense Conference, Frankfurt, Germany, 2011
  7. NATO School, Oberammergau, Germany, 2009
  8. Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Washington, D.C., 2005

On “Impact Assessment”

  1. Cultural Analytics 2017, University of Notre Dame, 2017
  2. Purdue University, Lafayette, IN, 2014
  3. CUNY, Graduate School of Journalism, New York, NY, 2014
  4. Impact Distribution Lab, BritDoc and Ford Foundation, New York, NY, 2014
  5. The Media Consortium Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, 2014
  6. Center for Investigate Reporting (CIR), Oakland, CA, 2013
  7. Paley Center for Media, New York, NY, 2013
  8. Sundance Institute, Creative Producing Summit, 2013

On "Open Science, Regulations, and Compliance"

  1. Open Science Conference, Berlin, Germany, 2017
  2. iConference, Workshop on Ethics, Philadelphia, PA: Usable Ethics, 2016
  3. University of Applied Sciences, Mittweida, Germany, Complexity Workshop: Data Collection online: Feasible does not have to mean legal, 2008

On other topics

  1. Pennsylvania Assoc. for Gifted Education Conference: Encouraging the participation of girls and women in computer science: research and action, with C. Frieze, B. Chen, 2010
  2. Exploring under the surface: Yielding higher value from life science transactions Conference (Boston, MA): Network analytics in life science, 2008
  3. University of Applied Sciences, Mittweida, Germany, Complexity Workshop: System Dynamics: Approach to computational modeling and simulation, 2008


  1. Digital Humanities Symposium, 2015
  2. CyberGIS Center Speaker Series, 2014
  3. Computational Social Science Workshop, 2014
  4. Big Data Summit, UIUC, 2013