Assistant Professor – University of Maryland, College Park Philip Merrill College of Journalism Director of the Computational Journalism Lab – UMD.
Diakopoulos is an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park Philip Merrill College of Journalism and also Director of the Computational Journalism Lab at UMD. His research is in computational and data journalism with emphases on algorithmic accountability and social computing in the news. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech where he co-founded the program in Computational Journalism. Before UMD he worked as a researcher at Columbia University, Rutgers University, and CUNY studying the intersections of computing, information science, and journalism.