We have a long-standing reputation as a leader in theory-driven quantitative research. We understand that research into computational communication requires a seamless integration of meaningful theoretical questions, powerful statistical tools and efficient computing algorithms. Researchers in the college are working to unravel the intricate mechanisms behind burgeoning computational communication phenomena by collecting and analyzing online data at an unprecedented scale. Bringing new life to old ideas, and new ideas to life.
The computational paradigm has revolutionized research - from the sciences to the arts - and offers fresh opportunities for communication researchers.
Researchers in MSU's Health and Risk Communication Center are using communication modeling and analysis of social media to examine the dynamic relationships between social norms, emotions and COVID-19 risk reduction behaviors, using social media data and self-report surveys.Read more
Dar Meshi investigates how our brains process socially communicated information. He earned his B.S. in biology from the University of California at Los Angeles, and his Ph.D. from Columbia University in New York. After his Ph.D., Dar spent some time in New York working at advertising agencies like Ogilvy and Mather.
Serena Miller joined Michigan State University’s School of Journalism in 2012 and specializes in storytelling, social media, theory building, and measurement. She worked at Arizona State University from 2007-2012 specializing in the research and teaching of digital technologies and mass communication theory.
Rick Wash is an Associate Professor at Michigan State University in the School of Journalism and the Department of Media and Information. His work involves understanding how people think about their interactions with computers, and their interactions with other people through computers, with a particular focus on security and collaborative systems.