Dr. Romero's main research interest is the empirical and theoretical analysis of social and information networks. He is particularly interested in understanding the mechanisms involved in network evolution, information diffusion, and interactions among people on the Web and in complex organizations.
T. Cunha, D. Jurgens, C. Tan, D.M. Romero. "Are All Successful Communities Alike? Characterizing and Predicting the Success of Online Communities" Proc. of The Web Conference (WWW), 2019.
H. Peng, C. Budak, D.M. Romero. "Event-Driven Analysis of Crowd Dynamics in the Black Lives Matter Online Social Movement" Proc. of The Web Conference (WWW), 2019.
D.M. Romero, B. Uzzi, J. Kleinberg. "Social Networks under stress: Specialized Team Roles and their Communication Structure" ACM Transactions on the Web (TWEB), 2019.
E.L. Platt and D.M. Romero. "Network Structure, Efficiency, and Performance in WikiProjects." Proc. 12th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM), 2018. [Data and Code] [Slides]
V.G.V. Vydiswaran, D.M. Romero, X. Zhao, D.Yu, I. Gomez-Lopez, J.X. Lu, B. Iott, A. Baylin, P. Clarke, V. Berrocal, R. Goodspeed, and T. Veinot. "'Bacon Bacon Bacon': Food-related Tweets and Sentiment in Metro Detroit" Proc. 12th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM), 2018.
Y. Shen, P. Clarke, I. Gomez-Lopez, A.B. Hill, D.M. Romero, R. Goodspeed, V. J. Berrocal, V.G.V Vydiswaran, and T. Veinot. "Using Social Media to Assess the Community Food Store Environment: Comparing Yelp Reviews with a Direct Observation Audit Instrument for Grocery Stores." Public Health Nutrition, 2018.
R. Goodspeed, X. Yan, J Hardy, V.G.V. Vinod Vydiswaran, V. Berrocal, P. Clarke, D.M. Romero, I. Gomez-Lopez, and T. Veinot. "Comparing the Data Quality of Global Positioning System Devices and Mobile Phones for Assessing Relationships Between Place, Mobility, and Health: Field Study." JMIR Mhealth and Uhealth, 6(8):e168, 2018.
S. Chakraborty, J. Pal, P. Chandra, D.M. Romero. "Political Tweets and Mainstream News Impact in India: A Mixed Methods Investigation into Political Outreach." Proc. ACM Conference on Computing and Sustainable Societies (COMPASS), 2018.
T. Ammari, S. Schoenebeck, and D.M. Romero. "Pseudonymous Parents: Comparing Parenting Roles and Identities on the Mommit and Daddit Subreddits." Proc. ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing (CHI), 2018. [Code]
J. Hardy, T.C. Veinot, X. Yan, V.J. Berrocal, P. Clarke, R. Goodspeed, I.N. Gomez, D.M. Romero, and V.G.V. Vydiswaran. "User Acceptance of Location-Tracking Technologies in Health Research: Implications for Study Design and Data Quality." Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 2018.
F. Zhang, D. Livneh, C. Budak, L. Robert, and D.M. Romero. "Crowd Development: The Interplay Between Crowd Evaluation and Collaborative Dynamics in Wikipedia." Proc. 21st ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW), 2018.
S. Mukherjee, D.M. Romero, B. Jones and B. Uzzi. "The Nearly Universal Link Between the Age of Past Knowledge and Tomorrow's Breakthroughs in Science and Technology: The Hotspot." Science Advances, 3, 2017. Press coverage: CS Monitor
F. Zhang, D. Livneh, C. Budak, L. Robert, and D.M. Romero. "Shocking the Crowd: The Effect of Censorship Shocks on Chinese Wikipedia." Proc. 11th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM), 2017. [Slides]