Anatoliy Gruzd

Dalhousie University Canada

Dr. Anatoliy Gruzd is an Assistant Professor in the School of Information Management at Dalhousie University in Canada. He earned his PhD in Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and also holds a MS in Library and Information Science from Syracuse University as well as BS and MS degrees in Computer Science from Dnipropetrovsk National University in Ukraine. Dr. Gruzd's current research includes the development of various automated text mining techniques and visualization tools for uncovering social networks between online participants based on their digital footprints alone. Dr. Gruzd’s work has been presented and published in several peer-reviewed journals and conferences, including Information Processing & Management, the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Digital Libraries, GROUP and Networked Learning. Recently, Dr. Gruzd’s paper Studying collaborative learning using name networks received the ALISE 2009 Best Paper Award and has been published in the Journal of Education for Library and Information Science. Most recently, in 2010 Dr. Gruzd has been awarded a $161,000 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada grant to study how online social media and online social networks are changing the ways scholars disseminate knowledge and information. Dr. Gruzd is also participating in a $23.2 million NCE collaborative research initiative called the GRAND (Graphics, Animation and New meDia) network which goal is to develop Canada's position as a global leader in new media, animation and games.

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