Rob Ackland, Tai-Quan Peng (Nanyang Technological University) and Jonathan Zhu (City University of Hong Kong) moderated the discussion panel: "Computational Methods for Communication Research: What, Why and How?" at the 2016 International Communication Association's conference in Fukuoka, Japan.
Rob Ackland was invited to participate in the 2016 CityU Workshop on Computational Approaches to Big Data in the Social Sciences and Humanities, event organised by the City University of Hong Kong and the Web mining lab.
Rob Ackland gave a presentation at the Network Science Institute, Northeastern University, USA in April. The presentation outlined preliminary findings from a joint research project with Mathieu O'Neil (University of Canberra), focusing on activism on Twitter.