The Social Media Social Media Lab at Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Deena Abul-Fottouh as a Postdoctoral Fellow.
Dr. Deena Abul-Fottouh earned her PhD from McMaster University in 2017. While at McMaster she was a recipient of the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, a scholarship given to world-class doctoral students who have demonstrated leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement. Upon her graduation, Dr. Deena Abul Fottouh was awarded the 2017 Outstanding Graduating Student Award from the Canadian Sociological Association for her research that examined Twitter networks of activists during the 2011 Egyptian revolution and how the movement turned from solidarity to schism.
Dr. Abul-Fottouh research interests include big data analytics, social media analytics, digital activism, computational and political sociology. Her expertise is in social network analysis and digital methods. She has presented her work at various international conferences and highly regarded scholarly journals.
In her new position at the Lab, Dr. Abul-Fottouh will be working with the Lab’s Director of Research, Dr. Anatoliy Gruzd and other lab members to develop a project that will allow researchers to study human dynamics at a massive scale. The initiative involves the development and assessment of various distributed approaches for effective visualization of 100M+ node social networks. In addition, Dr. Abul-Fottouh will also be working on some of the Lab’s existing initiatives including the CRC Social Media Data Stewardship project and 2019 International Conference on Social Media & Society.