These are some of the things I remember doing:


  • Ph.D. Information Science (minor: Cognitive Science) (2019)- Indiana University Bloomington
  • M.Sc. Information Science – Indiana University Bloomington
  • B.Sc. Computer Science – Ferdowsi University, Mashhad, Iran

Publications and work in progress

  • Awareness Systems or Echo Chambers? Latin American Journalists’ Usage of Twitter as a News Gathering Tool”, First Monday, October 2022 (Arjomand, N. A., & Ghazinejad, A.)
  • “Twitter as a Newsgathering Tool: Challenges and Possibilities for Independent Media”, Digital Report, Center for Digital Media Assistance (CIMA), 2021 (Arjomand, N. A., & Ghazinejad, A.)
  • “Citizens for Science and Science for Citizens: The View from Participatory Design”, ACM CHI 2016, San Jose, CA (Qaurooni, D., Ghazinejad, A., Kouper, I., & Ekbia, H.) [Honorable Mention]
  • “Who Tweets about Science?”, 15th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics, Istanbul, Turkey, 2015 (Tsou, A., Bowman, T., Ghazinejad, A., & Sugimoto, C. R.)
  • “Big Data, Bigger Dilemmas: A Critical Review”, Advances in Information Science, Journal of American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), 2014 (Ekbia, H., Mattioli, M., Kouper, I., Arave, G., Ghazinejad, A., Bowman, T., Suri, V. R., Tsou, A., Weingart, S., & Sugimoto, C. R.)
  • “Extending the VIVO Ontology to iSchools: Enabling Networking of Information Scientists” (Poster), iConference: Scholarship in Action: Data, Innovation, and Wisdom, 2013 (Ding, Y., Yan, E., Ghazinejad, A., & Han, J.)
  • “umWeltian Empirical Studies and Developmental Situated-Embodied Agents: Computational Models of Group Behavior (Poster)”, National Conference on Epistemology of Modeling and Simulation, 2011 (Shelton, D., Ekbia, H., & Ghazinejad, A.)

Academic Teaching

Lecturer (2019-current)
[School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering, Indiana University Bloomington]

  • Z639 – Social Media Mining (Graduate)
  • Z534 – Search (Information Retrieval) (Graduate)
  • Z532 – Information Architecture for the Web (Graduate)
  • Z517 – Web Programming (Graduate)
  • Z511 – Database Design (Graduate)
  • Z603 – Introduction to Python Programming (Graduate)
  • Z604 – Agent-Based Modeling & Simulation (Graduate)

Graduate Student
[School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering, Indiana University Bloomington]

  • Z516 – Human Computer Interaction (Graduate)
  • CSCI A110 – Introduction to Computers and Computing
  • INFO I201 – Mathematical Foundations of Informatics
  • INFO H101 – Introduction to Informatics
  • Z401 – Computer-Based Information Tools

Selected Work Experience


Selected Projects, Guest Lectures and Presentations

  • Patterns of movement in space: An agent-based approach (with Samad Paydar)
    [In K. Johnson (Ed.), Agent-based modeling and GIS. Redlands, CA: ESRI Press. Jointly wrote the code for the chapter exercises in NQ-Python.]
  • Reconstructing Headshots Using Principle Component Analysis (PCA)
    Developed a Matlab script that used PCA to store and reconstruct a particular headshot from a set of standardized headshots.]
  • A Genetic Algorithm Based Dynamic Scheduler Simulator for Multi-Processor Systems
    Bachelor’s capstone project in C#.]
  • Researching Brazil (with Timothy Thompson, Luis A. González, Matthew Duff and Ana Thompson)
    [Jointly wrote the PHP/JS code for a tool to supports research in Brazilian Studies.]
  • “The Broken Arganon: On Emotions and Intelligence”
    School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University Bloomington, Spring 2012.

Award and Recognition

  • CHI 2016 Honorable Mention.
  • Student Travel Grant to present at the National Conference on Epistemology of Modeling and Simulation, Pittsburgh, PA, 2011.
  • IU Bloomington PhD Merit Scholarship in Information Science, 2011-2014.
  • IU Bloomington M.Sc. Merit Scholarship in Information Science, 2009-2011.