Daniel M. RomeroAssociate Professor
School of Information
Computer Science and Engineering (by courtesy)
University of Michigan
Contact: 3340 North Quad 105 S. State St. Ann Arbor, MI 48109 firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @DanielMRomero
Publications, Advising, Professional Service, Teaching, CV
I am an Associate Professor of Information, Complex Systems, and Computer Science at the University of Michigan. I received my Ph.D at Cornell University Center for Applied Mathematics (CAM), where I was advised by Jon Kleinberg. Before coming to UM, I was a postdoc at Northwestern University Institute on Complex Systems (NICO) working with Brian Uzzi. My main research interest is the empirical and theoretical analysis of Social and Information Networks. I am particularly interested in understanding the mechanisms involved in network evolution, information diffusion, and interactions among people on the Web and in complex organizations.
PublicationsMore information in my Google Scholar Citations profile.
H. Peng, Q. Ke, C. Budak, D.M. Romero, YY Ahn "Neural Embeddings of Scholarly Periodicals Reveal Complex Disciplinary Organizations." Science Advances, 7, eabb9004, 2021. [Supplementary Material] [Data] [Code]
M. Choi, C. Budak, D.M. Romero, D. Jurgens "More than Meets the Tie: Examining the Role of Interpersonal Relationships in Social Networks." Proc. 15th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM), 2021. [Supplemental Material] [Code]
H. Peng, A. Nematzadeh, D.M. Romero, and E. Ferrara "Network Modularity Controls the Speed of Information Diffusion." Phys. Rev. E, 102, 052316, 2020. [Supplemental Material]
D. Maldeniya, C. Budak, L. Robert, and D.M. Romero. "Herding a Deluge of Good Samaritans: How GitHub Projects Respond to Increased Attention." Proc. of The Web Conference (WWW), 2020. [Slides] [Video]
V.G.V Vydiswaran, D.M. Romero, X. Zhao, D. Yu, I. Gomez-Lopez, J.X. Lu, B.E. Iott, A. Baylin, E.C. Jansen, P. Clarke, V.J. Berrocal, R. Goodspeed, and T.C. Veinot. "Uncovering the relationship between food-related discussion on Twitter and neighborhood characteristics." Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA), 27(2), 254-264, 2020. Press coverage: The Counter, PatientEngagementHIT
T. Ammari, S. Schoenebeck, and D.M. Romero. "How Self-declared Throwaway Accounts Enable Parenting Disclosure and Support on Reddit." Proc. 22st ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW), 2019.
F. Zhang, R. Wang, E. Blohm, C. Budak, L. Robert, and D.M. Romero. "Participation of New Editors After Times of Shock on Wikipedia." Proc. 13th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM), 2019. [Slides]
E.L. Platt and D.M. Romero. "Towards Attack Tolerant Networks: Concurrent Multipath Routing and the Butterfly Network." PLoS ONE, 14(4), 2019.
T. Cunha, D. Jurgens, C. Tan, and D.M. Romero. "Are All Successful Communities Alike? Characterizing and Predicting the Success of Online Communities." Proc. of The Web Conference (WWW), 2019. [Slides] [Poster]
H. Peng, C. Budak, and D.M. Romero. "Event-Driven Analysis of Crowd Dynamics in the Black Lives Matter Online Social Movement." Proc. of The Web Conference (WWW), 2019. [Slides] [Poster]
D.M. Romero, B. Uzzi, and J. Kleinberg. "Social Networks under stress: Specialized Team Roles and their Communication Structure." ACM Transactions on the Web (TWEB), Volume 13, Issue 1, Article 6, 2019.
E.L. Platt and D.M. Romero. "Network Structure, Efficiency, and Performance in WikiProjects." Proc. 12th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM), 2018. [Data and Code] [Slides]
V.G.V. Vydiswaran, D.M. Romero, X. Zhao, D.Yu, I. Gomez-Lopez, J.X. Lu, B. Iott, A. Baylin, P. Clarke, V. Berrocal, R. Goodspeed, and T. Veinot. "'Bacon Bacon Bacon': Food-related Tweets and Sentiment in Metro Detroit" Proc. 12th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM), 2018. Press coverage: Detour Detroit
Y. Shen, P. Clarke, I. Gomez-Lopez, A.B. Hill, D.M. Romero, R. Goodspeed, V. J. Berrocal, V.G.V Vydiswaran, and T. Veinot. "Using Social Media to Assess the Community Food Store Environment: Comparing Yelp Reviews with a Direct Observation Audit Instrument for Grocery Stores." Public Health Nutrition, 2018.
R. Goodspeed, X. Yan, J Hardy, V.G.V. Vinod Vydiswaran, V. Berrocal, P. Clarke, D.M. Romero, I. Gomez-Lopez, and T. Veinot. "Comparing the Data Quality of Global Positioning System Devices and Mobile Phones for Assessing Relationships Between Place, Mobility, and Health: Field Study." JMIR Mhealth and Uhealth, 6(8):e168, 2018.
S. Chakraborty, J. Pal, P. Chandra, and D.M. Romero. "Political Tweets and Mainstream News Impact in India: A Mixed Methods Investigation into Political Outreach." Proc. ACM Conference on Computing and Sustainable Societies (COMPASS), 2018.
T. Ammari, S. Schoenebeck, and D.M. Romero. "Pseudonymous Parents: Comparing Parenting Roles and Identities on the Mommit and Daddit Subreddits." Proc. ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing (CHI), 2018. [Code]
J. Hardy, T.C. Veinot, X. Yan, V.J. Berrocal, P. Clarke, R. Goodspeed, I.N. Gomez, D.M. Romero, and V.G.V. Vydiswaran. "User Acceptance of Location-Tracking Technologies in Health Research: Implications for Study Design and Data Quality." Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 2018.
F. Zhang, D. Livneh, C. Budak, L. Robert, and D.M. Romero. "Crowd Development: The Interplay Between Crowd Evaluation and Collaborative Dynamics in Wikipedia." Proc. 21st ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW), 2018.
S. Mukherjee, D.M. Romero, B. Jones and B. Uzzi. "The Nearly Universal Link Between the Age of Past Knowledge and Tomorrow's Breakthroughs in Science and Technology: The Hotspot." Science Advances, 3, e1601315, 2017. Press coverage: CS Monitor
F. Zhang, D. Livneh, C. Budak, L. Robert, and D.M. Romero. "Shocking the Crowd: The Effect of Censorship Shocks on Chinese Wikipedia." Proc. 11th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM), 2017. [Slides]
D. Maldeniya, A. Varghese, T. Stuart, and D.M. Romero. "The Role of Optimal Distinctiveness and Homophily in Online Dating." Proc. 11th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM), 2017. [Slides][Poster]
I.N. Gomez-Lopez, P. Clarke, A.B. Hill, D.M. Romero, R. Goodspeed, V.J. Berrocal, V.G.V Vydiswaran, and T.C. Veinot. "Using Social Media to Identify Sources of Healthy Food in Urban Neighborhoods." Journal of Urban Health, 2017.
D.M. Romero, K. Reinecke, and L. Robert. "The Influence of Early Respondents: Information Cascade Effects in Online Event Scheduling." Proc. 10th ACM Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM), 2017. [Slides][Poster]
L. Robert and D.M. Romero. "The Influence of Diversity and Experience on the Effects of Crowd Size." Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), 2016.
D.M. Romero, R. Swaab, B. Uzzi, and A. Galinsky. "Mimicry Is Presidential: Linguistic Style Matching in Presidential Debates and Improved Polling Numbers." Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Vol. 41(10) 1311-1319, 2015. [Video] Press coverage: Fortune, Pacific Standard, The Boston Globe, New York Magazine
D.M. Romero, D. Huttenlocher, and J. Kleinberg. "Coordination and Efficiency in Decentralized Collaboration." Proc. 9th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM), 2015. [Slides]
N. Mishra, D.M. Romero, and P. Tsaparas. "Estimating the Relative Utility of Networks for Predicting User Activities." Proc. 22th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), 2013. [Slides]
D.M. Romero, C. Tan, and J. Ugander. "On the Interplay between Social and Topical Structure." Proc. 7th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM), 2013. [Slides]
D.M. Romero, B. Meeder, and J. Kleinberg. "Differences in the Mechanics of Information Diffusion Across Topics: Idioms, Political Hashtags, and Complex Contagion on Twitter." Proc. 20th ACM International World Wide Web Conference (WWW), 2011. [Slides] [List of hashtags with categories] Press coverage: New York Times, CBS News
D.M. Romero, W. Galuba, S. Asur, and B.A. Huberman "Influence and Passivity in Social Media." Proc. European Conference on Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML PKDD), 2011 [Slides] Press coverage: New Scientist, The Economist, BBC, MIT Tech Review, CNet, Mashable
J. Cheng, D.M. Romero, B. Meeder, and J. Kleinberg. "Predicting Reciprocity in Social Networks. " Proc. 3rd IEEE Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom), 2011.
D.M. Romero, B. Meeder, V. Barash, and J. Kleinberg "Maintaining Ties on Social Media Sites: The Competing Effects of Balance, Exchange, and Betweenness." Proc. 5th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM), 2011.
M.J. Brzozowski and D.M. Romero "Who Should I Follow? Recommending People in Directed Social Networks." Proc. 5th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM), 2011.
D.M. Romero, C. Kribs-Zaleta, A. Mubayi, and C. Orbe "An Epidemiological Approach to the Spread of Political Third Parties." Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems - B, 15, 707-738, 2011.
D.M. Romero and J. Kleinberg, "The Directed Closure Process in Hybrid Social-Information Networks, with an Analysis of Link Formation on Twitter." Proc. 4th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM), 2010. [Slides]
S. Yardi, D.M. Romero, G. Schoenebeck, and d. boyd, "Detecting spam in a Twitter network." First Monday, Volume 15, Number 1, 2010.
B.A. Huberman, D.M. Romero, and F. Wu, "Social Networks that Matter: Twitter Under the Microscope." First Monday, Volume 14, Number 1, 2009. Press coverage: Wall Street Journal
Students and Postdocs
CurrentPatrick Park (Michigan Data Science Fellow)
AlumniTiago Cunha (Postdoctoral Fellow, next to University of Copenhagen)
Journal Editorial Positions:EPJ Data Science (Associate Editor 2018 - present)
Program Committee Member (most years)The Web Conference (WWW)
ReviewerPNAS, Network Science, Scientific Reports, Science Advances, ACM Transactions on Information Systems, PlosOne, Physics Letters A, CHI 2014 2015, CSCW 2016, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Physica A, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, EPJ Data Science, Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, New Media & Society, Pervasive 2012, LANA Nonlinear Analysis: Modeling and Control, Information, ACM TIST Special Issue on Twitter
University of Michigan School of Information:
Fall 2015-2021: SI 301 - Models of Social Information Processing
Winter/Spring/Fall 2021: SIADS 652: Network Analysis
Winter 2021: QMSS 252: Computational Social Science (Co-taught with Elizabeth Bruch and Jeff Lockhart)
Winter 2017, Winter 2019: SI 710 - Doctoral Seminar on Information Diffusion in Social Networks
Winter 2018: SI 370 - Data Exploration
Ithaca College Mathematics Department:
Spring 2012: Business Statistics
Fall 2011: Applied Calculus I
Spring 2011: Calculus II
Fall 2010: High School Algebra I
Spring 2010: High School Algebra II
Fall 2009: High School Algebra I