WSTNet Lab Director, Professor Helen Margetts awarded ESRC Professional Fellowship

Professor Helen Margetts has been awarded an ESRC Professorial Fellowship for ‘The Internet and Political Science: re-examining collective action, governance and citizen-government interactions in the digital era’ for the period 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2014. The aim of this research is to assess: Where political science understanding, knowledge and …

Daniel Weitzner to be named as new Deputy CTO for Internet Policy at the White House

Daniel Weitzner, a Commerce Department official, is expected to be named deputy chief technology officer for Internet policy, a spot previously held by Andrew McLaughlin. GovFresh reported last week an OSTP representative had confirmed the pick, but it has not yet been formally announced. At OSTP, Weitzner will join two …

WSTNet Lab Director, Professor Deborah McGuinness, features in Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute News

In the restaurant of the future, you will always enjoy the perfect meal with that full-bodied 2006 cabernet sauvignon, you will always know your dinner companions’ favorite merlot, and you will be able to check if the sommelier’s cellar contains your favorite pinot grigio before you even check your coat. …

Second Web Science Trust Doctoral Summer School to be held in Galway

The Digital Enterprise Research Institute at NUI Galway will be holding the second Web Science Trust Doctoral Summer School from 6 to 13 July 2011. The Summer School at DERI will provide a unique cross-disciplinary grounding in techniques for Web analysis. A mix of national and international contributors will deliver …