Dr. Jennifer Golbeck
One of the top rated keynote speakers in MRA history is back for an encore. As a world leader in social media research and communication, Dr. Jennifer Golbeck works to understand ways to best leverage the vast array of social data available online in both in our personal and professional lives. Dr. Jennifer Golbeck began studying social media from the moment it emerged on the web a decade ago, and is one of the world’s foremost experts in the field. Her research has influenced industry, government and the military. She is a pioneer in the field of social data analytics, discovering people’s hidden attributes from their online behavior, and a leader in creating human-friendly security and privacy systems. In addition to her work as a professor at the University of Maryland, she writes for top online news organizations, including Slate and The Atlantic, and appears frequently on NPR and commercial talk radio.