Bryan Gertzel

Position: Current PhD

School and/or Centres: School of Sociology


Location: Melbourne, Victoria

Thesis title: The role and impact of social bots: a computational social science and software design perspective; 2025.

Bryan has a Bachelor of Science degree and postgraduate qualifications in Computing, Information Technology and Design. They have completed a Master of Social Research (Social Science of the Internet) from the ANU and are currently a PhD student in the School of Sociology investigating the impact of social bots on public discourse.

Bryan is also a member of the Virtual Observatory for the Study of Online Networks (VOSON Lab) situated within the ANU Research School of Social Sciences. They are actively involved in developing open-source software and tools to work with digital trace data.

Computational social science, social network analysis, online research methods, digital sociology, digital design, data visualization, software.

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