NYU-Poly Scientist Gets Google Grant for Social Networks Research

Google has awarded Oded Nov, an assistant professor at Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly), a multiyear grant to support a research project that will examine the role of design in shaping online behavior.

Nov, from the Department of Technology Management and Innovation at NYU-Poly, will collaborate on the two-year research project with Mor Naaman, an assistant professor at the Rutgers University School of Communication and Information. The duo will study what factors sway user interactions with—and contributions to—social media.

Google’s Focused Research Award is granted to scientists who work on research the company is interested in that also has broader research value.

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