Social Roles in Online Networks
Derek Doran is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Connecticut. His research interests are in large-scale and social network analytics, social media mining, and in the performance and reliability modeling of distributed systems. His current research focuses on understanding sociological patterns in large-scale online networks, social media mining with applications to the utility, transportation, and smart city industries, and understanding the performance implications of Web crawler traffic on the Internet. Derek is a National Science Foundation East-Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes Fellow, A Transportation Research Board Graduate Research Fellow, a twice Summer Alumni of Bell Labs in Murray Hill, NJ, a Summer Alumni of the Dependable Distributed Systems and Networks Lab at National Taiwan University, and holds an Interim Researcher position at ABB Corporate Research. His work has received Best Paper Awards at multiple recent conferences. He is a student member of ACM, IEEE, SIAM, and a young member of the TRB.