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Assistant Professor

301-405-2399 1100 John S. and James L. Knight Hall

Computational journalist Nicholas Diakopoulos comes to the University of Maryland from Columbia University, where he was a Tow fellow in the Graduate School of Journalism.

With a background in computer science and human-computer interaction, Diakopoulos received his Ph.D. from the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech, where he co-founded the program in Computational Journalism. He was also a Computing Innovation (CI) Fellow at the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University, and has worked at the CUNY School of Journalism and the University of Bergen in Norway. His consulting practice focuses on the research, design, and development of computational media applications.

As a computer scientist, Diakopoulos will be able to create opportunities for collaboration across the University of Maryland campus that could include such areas as political and civic engagement, public policy, mobile media management, data aggregation and mining or computational social science.

Research Interests

Computational journalism, algorithmic accountability, narrative data visualization, and online commenting systems.