Areas of Research:
My current academic interest is on computational social science, specifically on how digital research methods such as network analysis and social simulation models can be used to advance our understanding of various social and organizational systems.
PhD, Library and Information Science, University of Illinois (in progress)
MS, Communication, University of Illinois
BA (honors), Communication, University of Southern California
INFO 202: Social Aspects of Information Technology
Selected Publications, Papers and Presentations:
Barley, W.C., Childs, K., Workman, H.M., Dinh, L. (June, 2016) Frame Mismatch: How framing communication as transmission hinders interdisciplinary collaboration. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Annual Conference. Fukuoka, Japan. a. Winner: Top Paper Award.
Dinh, L. (2016, March). Exploring the meaning of interdisciplinary collaboration in a scientific organization: An application of text and network analysis. Paper presented at 2016 International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, Newport Beach, California.
Dinh, L. (2015, June). Visualizing the Evolution of Communication and Technology field using Co-Authorship and Paper Citation network Analysis. Poster accepted at 2015 International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, Brighton, United Kingdom.
Pilny, A., Dinh, L., Poole, M.S., Skurka, C. (2015, June). Empirically testing an Input-Process-Outcome multi team system model. Paper presented at 2015 International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, Brighton, United Kingdom.
Pilny, A., Dinh, L., Bryan, A., & Proulx, J. (2015, May). An adaptive structurational framework for network emergence. Paper presented at 2015 International Communication Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico a. Winner: Top Brief Entertaining Scholarly Talk (B.E.S.T.) | Networks panel
Honors and Awards:
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Elizabeth Winter Young Fellowship, Fall 2014-Spring 2016.
People’s Choice Award, Image of Research Competition, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, 2014
Inducted Phi Kappa Phi, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, 2014
Inducted Lambda Pi Eta, University of Southern California, 2011