Taha Yasseri was born on 6 September 1984 and is a physicist and sociologist known for his research on Wikipedia and computational social science.
10 Facts About Taha Yasseri
Taha Yasseri is an associate professor at the School of Sociology at University College Dublin, Ireland.
Taha Yasseri was formerly a senior research fellow in computational social science at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, a Turing Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute for data science, and a research fellow in humanities and social sciences at Wolfson College, Oxford.
Taha Yasseri obtained his PhD in theoretical physics of complex systems at the age of 25 from the University of Gottingen, Germany.
Taha Yasseri's research investigates complex systems, computational social science, network science, social data science and human dynamics.
Taha Yasseri has studied the statistical trends of systemic bias at Wikipedia introduced by editing conflicts and their resolution.
Taha Yasseri's research examined the counterproductive work behavior of edit warring.
Taha Yasseri has studied the role of social media in politics.
Taha Yasseri has used Wikipedia page view statistics and Google search volumes to understand and potentially predict electoral popularity in different countries.
Taha Yasseri has co-written Political Turbulence; How Social Media Shape Collective Action which was selected among the best politics books of 2016 by The Guardian and was awarded the Political Studies Association book of the year award.