Publications and Awards

Peer Reviewed Journals
Appel, L., Dadlani, P., Dwyer, M., Hampton, K. N., Kitzie, V., Matni, Z. A., Moore, P., Teodoro, R. (2014). Testing the validity of social capital measures in the study of information and communication technologies. Information, Communication & Society, 1–19. doi:10.1080/1369118X.2014.884612

Edited Journals
McInerney, C.R. and Matni, Z. (2013). Knowledge management and community and knowledge management and systems or processes: Introductions to the virtual issue of the Journal of the American Society of Information Science & Technology, C.R. McInerney and Z. Matni (Eds.). http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1532-2890/homepage/knowledge_management.htm

Conference Publications
Choi, D., Matni, Z., & Shah, C. (2015). Switching sources: A study of people’s exploratory search. In Proceedings of Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIST) Annual Meeting. St. Louis, MO.

Matni, Z., Sonne, J., & Choi, D. (2015). Society Key: Integrating social media data with governmental open data to encourage community wellbeing. iConference 2015 (Social Media Expo). Newport Beach, CA.

Matni, Z., & Shah, C. (2014). For the Love of Information: Motivations and Affective Dynamics of Surfing the Web for Pleasure. In Proceedings of Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIST) Annual Meeting. Seattle, WA.

Schwartz, R., Naaman, M., & Matni, Z. (2013). Making Sense of Cities Using Social Media: Requirements for Hyper-Local Data Aggregation Tools. In Proceedings, WCMC Workshop at ICWSM, July, Boston, USA.    PDF

Conference Presentations
Choi, D., Matni, Z., & Shah, C. (2015). SOCRATES 2.0: Bridging the gap between researchers and social media data through natural language interactions. Poster and demo at the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIST) Annual Meeting, November 2015, St. Louis, MO.

Matni, Z. (2015). Detecting measures for community well-being on social media. Presented at the Social Media & Society Conference, July, 2015, Toronto, Canada.

Matni, Z. (2015). Using social media data to measure and influence community well-being. Presented at the doctoral consortium at the 15th ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), June 2015, Knoxville, TN.

Matni, Z., Choi, D., & Shah, C. (2014). A Demonstration of SOCRATES: Streamlining the Collection, Analysis and Exploration of Social Media Data. Poster and demo in the Proceedings of Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIST) Annual Meeting. Seattle, WA
Matni, Z., Doerfel, M., Weber, M. (2014). Surviving Disruption Through Resilient Networks. Presented at the SunBelt XXXIV Conference (INSNA), February 22nd, 2014, St. Pete Beach, FL.

Appel, L., Dadlani, P., Dwyer, M., Hampton, K., Kitzie, V., Matni, Z. A., Moore, P., & Teodoro, R. (2014). Awareness of Social Capital during Hurricane Sandy. Accepted at the SunBelt XXXIV Conference (INSNA), February 2014, St. Pete Beach, FL.

Hampton, K., Appel, L., Dadlani, P., Dwyer, M., Kitzie, K., Matni, Z., Moore, P., & Teodoro, R. (2013). Apples to Apples? The Validity of Scales Used in the Study of Online Social Capital. Presented at the National Communication Association Conference (NCA), November 2013, Washington, D.C.

Appel, L., Dadlani, P., Dwyer, M., Hampton, K., Kitzie, K., Matni, Z., Moore, P., & Teodoro, R. (2013). Apples to Apples? The Validity of Scales Used in the Study of Online Social Capital. Presented at The American Sociological Association (ASA), August 2013, New York City, NY.

Invited Presentations
Matni, Z., Albertson, K. (2014). A demonstration of the SOcial and CRowdsourced AcTivities Extraction System (SOCRATES) for use in scholarly social media research. Presented at the DIMACS Workshop on Building Communities for Transforming Social Media Research Through New Approaches for Collecting, Analyzing, and Exploring Social Media Data", Rutgers University, April 10-11, 2014.

Matni, Z. (2013). Using Big Data in Social Media to Make Sense of Cities. Presented at the University of Western Australia Business School, June 2013, Perth, Western Australia.

Selected Academic Awards
SC&I Academic Fellowship, School of Communication & Information, Rutgers University, 2011– 2014.
SC&I Scholarship Award, School of Communication & Information, Rutgers University, Spring 2015.
Award from the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for the 15th ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) at their Doctoral Consortium, Knoxville, TN, 2015.
Social Media Expo Team Finalist Award ($3,000) from the iConference 2015, Newport Beach, CA, Nov. 2014.
Outstanding Research Practicum Display Award, School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University, 2014.
Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, School of Electrical Engineering, USC, 1995.