Professor Robert Ackland is based in the School of Sociology and is Leader of the Virtual Observatory for the Study of Online Networks (VOSON) Lab.

He works at the intersection of empirical social science and computer science, developing new approaches (involving information retrieval, data visualisation and social network analysis) for studying networks on the World Wide Web.

Robert teaches courses on the social science of the internet, online research methods, and economic analysis of the digital economy.

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