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I am an Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, USA. My research seeks to explain the mental processes underlying modern social connectedness. To accomplish this objective, my work centers on social media and social network cognition, adopting a cross-disciplinary approach that pairs digital trace data with classic social science. I also sometimes attend conferences. If you would like to meet at one, email me at Bayer.66 [at] osu.edu.

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I am affiliated with the School of Communication and the Translational Data Analytics Institute at Ohio State. I received my Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and my B.Sc. from the University of Pittsburgh. Beyond researching and teaching, I also do other less work-based things like listen to music. Each year after extensive testing in my daily life, I perform cutting-edge cognitive analytics based on my emotions to identify the top four albums released in the universe.