Research

The Social Media Lab is an internationally recognized interdisciplinary research laboratory at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. The lab studies how social media is changing the ways in which people communicate and disseminate information and how these changes impact the social, economic and political structures of modern society. It was founded in 2010 at Dalhousie University and moved to Ryerson University in 2014. It is led by Dr. Anatoliy Gruzd, its current Director and Founder.

Our expertise lies in studying online communities and social networks and developing new tools and methods for analyzing and visualizing social media data. The broad aim of our various research initiatives is to provide decision makers with additional knowledge and insights into the behaviors and relationships of online network members, and to understand how these interpersonal connections influence our personal choices and actions.

Mission:

Research, Teaching, Training and Service

Research Focus:

Online Communities, Social Media Data Stewardship, Online Social Networks, Social Networks Analysis, Information Visualization and Computer-Mediated Communication

 Research Funding:

SSHRC-CRSH

GRAND NCE

INNOVATION.CA

DID

 

 

 

 

 

Cloud Infrastructure Support:

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Learn more about our projects in the following broad categories: