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Ema Kušen (on maternity leave)

Teaching and Research Associate

Telephone:+43-1-31336-4451

Email:

Office: D2.2.040

Consultation hours: Thursday 10:00 - 11:30


Ema has joined the Institute for Information Systems and New Media, Vienna University of Economics and Business, as a prae doc research and teaching assistant in November 2013. She received her Bachelor degree in Informatics, as well as her Master degree in Informatics from the University of Rijeka, Department of Informatics. Her early research activities focused on open-source learning management systems and ubiquitous learning. Currently she is enrolled in a PhD program at the Vienna University of Economics and Business where she is pursuing her research interest in the role of emotions on the emergence of communication patterns in online social networks.

Teaching

  • Basics of ICT (Grundzüge der IKT)

Research interest

  • (Social) Network Analysis
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Information Diffusion
  • Network motifs
  • Multiplex network modelling

Awards and Honors

  • 2018 Departmentspezifiche Leisungsprämierung ("Politics, Sentiments, and Misinformation: An Analysis of the Twitter Discussion on the 2016 Austria Presidential Elections", published in: Online Social Networks and Media, Elsevier)
  • 2018 Besondere Forschungsleistung (WU) for the publication "On the Influence of Emotional Valence Shifts on the Spread of Information in Social Networks, presented at the IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining - ASONAM'17"
  • Best paper award (paper title: "Why so emotional? An Analysis of emotional bot-generated content on Twitter", presented at the International Conference on Complexity, Future Information Systems and Risk (Complexis'18): track "Complexity in Social Sciences") 
  • High Potential Contact Weeks grant (Research Visit in Padua, Italy, February 2017)
  • Erasmus scholarship for Study Exchange Program (academic year 2012/2013) - Karl Franzens University (Graz)
  • Rector's Award from University of Rijeka (academic year 2010/2011)
  • Academic Excellence Scholarship from the University of Rijeka (academic year 2010/2011)

Publications

  • E. Kušen, M. Strembeck. (2020) "You talkin' to me? Exploring Human/Bot Communication Patterns during Riot Events", Information Processing & Management, Volume 57, Issue 1, January 2020, 1--27 [doi]
  • E. Kušen, M. Strembeck. (2019) "Something draws near, I can feel it: An analysis of bot and human emotion-exchange patterns on Twitter", Online Social Networks and Media (Elsevier), Volume 10-11, pp. 1--17 [doi]
  • E. Kušen, M. Strembeck. (2019) "An Analysis of Emotion-exchange Motifs in Multiplex Networks during Emergency Events", In: Applied Network Science, Vol. 4, March 2019 (doi)
  • E. Kušen, M. Strembeck, M. Conti. (2019) "Emotional Valence Shifts and User Behavior on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube". Lecture Notes in Social Networks, Editor: Kaya M., Alhajj. Switzerland: Springer, Cham. [DOI, PDF]
  • E. Kušen, M. Strembeck: Investigation of Emotion Exchange Motifs in Bot/Human Interactions during Riot Events. The Fifth International Conference on Social Networks Analysis, Management and Security (SNAMS-2018), Valencia, Spain, 15.10.-18.10.2018, pp. 19 - 26. [DOI, PDF]
  • E. Kušen, M. Strembeck: On Message Exchange Motifs Emerging during Human/Bot Interactions in Multilayer Networks: The Case of Two Riot Events. IEEE/ACM First international workshop on Social human behavior Analysis through Online social networks and media, Barcelona, Spain, 28.08.-31.08.2018, pp. 1274-1279.  [DOI, PDF]
  • E. Kušen, M. Strembeck: Why so emotional? An Analysis of emotional bot-generated content on Twitter, In: Proc. of the 3rd International Conference on Complexity, Future Information Systems and Risk (Complexis'18), Madeira, Portugal, March 2018 (best paper award) [doi, pdf]
  • E. Kušen, M. Strembeck: On the Public Perception of Police Forces in Riot Events - The Role of Emotions in Three Major Social Networks During the 2017 G20 Riots, In: Proc. of the 3rd International Conference on Complexity, Future Information Systems and Risk (Complexis'18), Madeira, Portugal, March 2018 [doi, pdf]
  • E. Kušen, M. Strembeck: Politics, sentiments, and misinformation: An analysis of the Twitter discussion on the 2016 Austrian Presidential Elections, Online Social Networks and Media (Elsevier), Vol. 5, pp. 37-50, 2018 [doi, pdf]
  • E. Kušen, G. Cascavilla, K. Figl, M. Conti, M. Strembeck: Identifying Emotions in Social Media: Comparison of Word-emotion lexicons, In: Proc. of the 4th International Symposium on Social Networks Analysis, Management and Security (SNAMS) (co-located with IEEE FiCloud), Prague, Czech Republic, August 2017 [doi, pdf]
  • Kušen E., Strembeck M., Cascavilla G. and Conti, M.: On the Influence of Emotional Valence Shifts on the Spread of Information in Social Networks, In: Proc. of the 9th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM), Sydney, Australia, July/August 2017 [doi, pdf]
  • Kušen, E. and Strembeck, M.: An Analysis of the Twitter Discussion on the 2016 Austrian Presidential Elections, In: The Computing Research Repository (CoRR), arXiv:1707.09939, July 2017 [source, pdf]
  • Kušen E. and Strembeck, M.: Security-related Research in Ubiquitous Computing - Results of a Systematic Literature Review, In: The Computing Research Repository (CoRR), arXiv:1701.00773, January 2017 [pdf]
  • Kušen, E., Strembeck, M. (2016). A decade of security research in ubiquitous computing: results of a systematic literature review. International Journal of Pervasive Computing and Communications, 12(2), pp 216-259. [doiSLR protocol
  • Kušen, E., Hoic-Bozic, N. (2014). Use of New Technology in Higher Education: A Migration to a Cloud-Based Learning Platform. The 2nd International Workshop on Learning Technology for Education in Cloud, Springer Proceedings in Complexity 2014, pp 181-191
  • Hoić-Božić, N., Holenko Dlab, M., Kušen, E. (2013). A Blended Learning Model for a "Multimedia Systems" Course. International Journal of Learning Technology. 8(2), pp 169-185.
  • Kušen, E., Marinovic, M. (2013). An approach to Operations Research course in the curriculum for computer science students. International Scientific Colloquium: Mathematics teaching for the future, Osijek, March 2013, Pavlekovic, Margita, Kolar-Begovic, Zdenka, Kolar-Super, Ruzica, editor(s), pp 203-213.
  • Hoić-Božić, N., Holenko Dlab, M., Kušen, E. (2012). A Blended Learning Model for "Multimedia Systems" Course. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Workshop on Learning Technology for Education in Cloud (LTEC'12). Uden, Lorna, Rodriguez, Emilio S. Corchado, De Paz Santana, Juan F., De la Prieta, Fernando, editor(s). Springer, pp 65-75.
  • Kušen, E., Hoić-Božić, N. (2012). In search of an open-source LMS solution for higher education using a criterion-based approach. International Journal of Learning Technology (IJLT). 7(2), pp 115-132.