The Science Behind Influencer Analysis in Social Media

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For this September meetup - we'll be focused on Influencer Analysis. - Tyler Singletary (@harmophone (, is Director of Platform at Klout. Tyler will be speaking about Klout Scores, Klout Topics, and Klout’s Influence Graph.

Kirk Borne "The Data Science of Social Influence Analysis -- fun, failures, and fans".

Dr. Kirk Borne (@KirkDBorne) is the Principal Data Scientist for the NextGen Analytics and Data Science ( workstream within the Strategic Innovation Group atBooz Allen Hamilton. He previously spent 12 years as Professor at George Mason University in the Computational and Data Sciences program. Before that, he worked 18 years on various NASA contracts, as research scientist and manager on large data systems. He has a PhD in Astrophysics from Caltech. He has applied his expertise in science and data systems as a consultant and advisor to numerous agencies and firms, focusing on the use of data for discovery, decision support, and innovation across many different domains and industries. He is an active contributor of data science and analytics information on social media, where he has been named consistently among the top worldwide influencers in big data and data science. Follow him on Twitter at @KirkDBorne and read his blog at

NodeXL - Marc Smith (@marc_smith) - Sociologist of computer-mediated collective action @ Connected Action Director: Social Media Research Foundation (