ali /a’lee/ ghazinejad

I am a lecturer in the Department of Information and Library Science, of the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering (SICE) at Indiana University Bloomington. I received my PhD in Information Science (minor: Cognitive Science) from IU Bloomington. My research interests span a wide spectrum, with a primary focus on the intersection of information/data science, psychology, politics, and new media. I am particularly fascinated by the interplay between personal psychological motives and large-scale emergent societal phenomena. 

I have had the privilege of teaching an array of courses at IU Bloomington, including Social Media Mining, Information Retrieval, Information Architecture for the Web, Database Design, Python Programming, Agent-based Modeling and Simulation, and Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science. I am dedicated to fostering a dynamic and engaging learning environment that encourages exploration and critical thinking.

Outside the classroom, you’ll often find me working or chatting with friends at various coffee shops in Bloomington, Indiana. Feel free to drop by and say hi!

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