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Anatoliy Gruzd Ryerson University

Anatoliy Gruzd is a Canada Research Chair(CRC) in Privacy Preserving Technologies, an Associate Professor at the Ted Rogers School of Information Technology Management and the Director of Research at the Social Media Lab at Ryerson University, external link. Dr. Gruzd is also a Member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists, external link, a co-editor of a multidisciplinary journal on Big Data and Society, and a founding co-chair of the International Conference on Social Media and Society.

As an inter- and multidisciplinary computational social science researcher, Dr. Gruzd’s research broadly explores how social media platforms are changing the ways in which people and organizations communicate, collaborate, disseminate information, conduct business and form communities online, and how these changes impact society. 

Dr. Gruzd’s expertise lies in studying online communities and social networks, and developing new computational methods and tools to study public discourse on social media sites in a wide variety of domains. For example, one of the social media research tools that he has developed, Netlytic, is currently being used by thousands of researchers and students around the world every year.