Dr. Jennifer Golbeck

Dr. Jennifer GolbeckJennifer Golbeck is Director of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab and an Associate Professor in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Her research focuses on analyzing and computing with social media. This includes building models of social relationships, particularly trust, as well as user preferences and attributes, and using the results to design and build systems that improve the way people interact with information online. She is a Research Fellow of the Web Science Research Initiative and in 2006, she was selected as one of IEEE Intelligent Systems' Top Ten to Watch, a list of their top young AI researchers.


BS Computer Science and BA Economics, University of Chicago

MS Computer Science, University of Chicago

PhD Computer Science, University of Maryland

Areas of Expertise:

Social networks


Web science

Artificial intelligence

Human-computer interaction


Author, Analyzing the Social Web, 2013

Author, Trust on the World Wide Web: A Survey, 2008

Author, Art Theory for Web Design, 2005


IEEE Conference on Social Computing Best Paper Award, 2011

International Semantic Web Conference Best Paper Award, 2009

Research Fellow, Web Science Research Initiative, 2008 to present

IEEE Intelligent Systems Ten to Watch, 2006

DARPA IPTO Young Investigator, 2005

Website links:

Jennifer Golbeck

Introduction to Social Network Analysis (SNA)

Instructor at Statistics.com since April 2013


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