Björn Ross | Team of the Research Group Professional Communication in Electronic Media / Social Media

Björn Ross, M.Sc.

Address: Forsthausweg 2, 47057 Duisburg

Office: LE 312

Phone: +49 203 379 2363

E-Mail:bjoern.ross@uni-due.de

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Research Interest

  • Social Media Analytics
  • Information Diffusion
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Predictive Analytics & Supervised Learning

Academic Qualifications

since 05/2016 PhD Student in the Research Training Group User-Centred Social Media, University of Duisburg-Essen
10/2013 - 04/2016 M. Sc. in Computer Science, University of Münster
09/2014 - 06/2015 Academic exchange at the University of Strasbourg, France
10/2010 - 09/2013 B. Sc. in Information Systems, University of Münster

Professional Background

since 05/2016 Research Associate at the Department of Computer Science and Applied Cognitive Science
06/2014 - 04/2016 Postgraduate Student Assistant at the Research Group Communication and Collaboration Systems, University of Münster (later Professional Communication in Electronic Media / Social Media, University of Duisburg-Essen)
06/2012 - 06/2014 Student Assistant at the Research Group Communication and Collaboration Systems, University of Münster

Professional Memberships

since 10/2016 Association for Information Systems (AIS)
since 10/2016 Wirtschaftsinformatik Netzwerk Münster e.V. (WINet)

Articles in Journals

Conference Papers

  • Ross, Björn; Jung, Anna-Katharina; Heisel, Jennifer; Stieglitz, Stefan (2018). Fake News on Social Media: The (In)Effectiveness of Warning Messages. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), San Francisco, December 2018. [link]
  • Jung, Anna-Katharina; Mirbabaie, Milad; Ross, Björn; Stieglitz, Stefan; Neuberger, Christoph; Kapidzic, Sanja (2018). Information Diffusion between Twitter and Online Media. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), San Francisco, December 2018. [link]
  • Lazreg, Mehdi Ben; Chakraborty, Narayan; Stieglitz, Stefan; Potthoff, Tobias; Ross, Björn; Majchrzak, Tim A. (2018). Social Media Analysis in Crisis Situations: Can Social Media be a Reliable Information Source for Emergency Management Services? In Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Information Systems Development (ISD), Lund, August 2018. [link]
  • Ross, Björn; Brachten, Florian; Stieglitz, Stefan; Wikström, Patrik; Moon, Brenda; Münch, Felix Victor & Bruns, Axel (2018). Social Bots in a Commercial Context – A Case Study on Soundcloud. In Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Portsmouth, June 2018.
  • Bruns, Axel; Moon, Brenda; Münch, Felix Victor; Wikström, Patrik; Stieglitz, Stefan; Brachten, Florian; Ross, Björn (2018). Detecting Twitter Bots That Share SoundCloud Tracks. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Social Media and Society, Copenhagen, July 2018, pp. 251–255. [doi] [presentation slides]
  • Fromm, Jennifer; Melzer, Stefanie; Ross, Björn; Stieglitz, Stefan (2018). Trump versus Clinton – Twitter Communication During the US Primaries. In Lecture Notes in Social Networks, Reda Alhajj, H. Ulrich Hoppe, Tobias Hecking, Piotr Bródka, Przemyslaw Kazienko (eds.): Network Intelligence Meets User Centered Social Media Networks, pp. 201–217. [doi]
  • Cabrera, Benjamin; Ross, Björn; Dado, Marielle; Heisel, Maritta (2018). The Gender Gap in Wikipedia Talk Pages. In Proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM-2018), Stanford, California, Juli 2018, pp. 572–575.
  • Ross, Björn; Potthoff, Tobias; Majchrzak, Tim A.; Chakraborty, Narayan Ranjan; Lazreg, Mehdi Ben; Stieglitz, Stefan (2018). The Diffusion of Crisis-Related Communication on Social Media: An Empirical Analysis of Facebook Reactions. In Proceedings of the 51st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), Big Island, Hawaii, January 2018, pp. 2525–2534. [uri] (winner of the Best Paper Award of the track Electronic Government)
  • Stieglitz, Stefan; Brachten, Florian; Ross, Björn; Jung, Anna-Katharina (2017). Do Social Bots Dream of Electric Sheep? A Categorisation of Social Media Bot Accounts. In Proceedings of the 28th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS), Hobart, Tasmania, December 2017.
  • Meske, Christian; Brockmann, Tobias; Stieglitz, Stefan; Ross, Björn (2017). Impact of Mobile IT Consumerization on Organizations – An Empirical Study on the Adoption of BYOD Practices. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science 10294, FH. Nah, CH. Tan (eds): HCI in Business, Government and Organizations. Supporting Business. HCIBGO 2017, Vancouver, Juli 2017, pp. 349–363. [doi]
  • Cabrera, Benjamin; Steinert, Laura; Ross, Björn (2017). GraWiTas: a Grammar-based Wikipedia Talk Page Parser. In Proceedings of the Software Demonstrations of the 15th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL), Valencia, April 2017, pp. 21–24. [doi] [GitHub]
  • Ross, Björn; Rist, Michael; Carbonell, Guillermo; Cabrera, Ben; Kurowsky, Nils; Wojatzki, Michael (2016). Measuring the Reliability of Hate Speech Annotations: The Case of the European Refugee Crisis. In Bochumer Linguistische Arbeitsberichte 17 (BLA 17), Michael Beißwenger, Michael Wojatzki, Torsten Zesch (eds.): Proceedings of NLP4CMC III: 3rd Workshop on Natural Language Processing for Computer-Mediated Communication, Bochum, September 2016, pp. 6–9. [doi] [Data]

Conference Presentations

  • Winter, Stephan; Neubaum, German; Stieglitz, Stefan; Ross, Björn (2017). #OpinionLeaders: A Comparison of Self-Reported and Actual Influence of Twitter Users. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Communicaton Association (ICA), San Diego, CA, USA, May 2017.
  • Winter, Stephan; Neubaum, German; Stieglitz, Stefan; Ross, Björn (2017). #Meinungsführer: Ein Vergleich von Selbstwahrnehmungen und Netzwerkdaten zum Einfluss von Social-Media-Nutzern in politischen Debatten. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the German Communication Association (DGPuK), Düsseldorf, Germany, March-April 2017.