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Research interests

Dr. Iulia Cioroianu has recently joined the University of Bath as a Prize Fellow in the Institute for Policy Research. She holds a Ph.D. in political science from New York University and an M.A. in political science from Central European University. Before joining the IPR, she was a research fellow in the Q-Step Centre for quantitative social sciences at the University of Exeter, and a pre-doctoral fellow in the LSE Department of Methodology.


Iulia is a social data scientist who studies the effects of social media and online information exposure on political competition and polarization using natural language processing and quantitative text analysis, machine learning and survey experiments. Her work was published in Electoral Studies, Social Networks and AAAI conference proceedings, and was features in NCRM podcasts and research methods videos. She received an IBM Faculty Award as well as an ESRC IAA Innovation Fellowships, and is currently working with the IBM Centre for Advanced Studies in Amsterdam on the project Understanding News Bias (UNBias). The project develops algorithms for measuring topic-specific ideological positions in news articles, and a web browser extension which reveals these positions to users, while offering them the opportunity to read other articles on the same topic but which may present a different ideological perspective.

Teaching interests

I have broad experience designing and delivering courses, lab sessions and workshops in research design, programming, statistics, experimental design and social media data analysis in R, Python and Stata.

Education/Academic qualification

Political Science, Doctor of Philosophy, New York University

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Projects 2016 2018

ExpoNet: Measuring information exposure in dynamic and dependent networks

Cioroianu, I., Banducci, S., Williams, H. T. P., Coan, T., Jasny, L., Lazer, D. & Katz, G.


Project: Project at a former HEI

Research Output 2013 2019

  • 3 Article
  • 2 Conference contribution
  • 1 Chapter

Communities of online news exposure during the UK General Election 2015

Weaver, I. S., Williams, H. T. P., Cioroianu, I., Jasney, L., Coan, T. & Banducci, S., 31 May 2019, In : Online Social Networks and Media. 10-11, p. 18-30 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
3 Citations (Scopus)

Dynamic social media affiliations among UK politicians

Weaver, I. S., Williams, H., Cioroianu, I., Williams, M., Coan, T. & Banducci, S., 1 Jul 2018, In : Social Networks. 54, p. 132 - 144 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Social Media
social media
Social Support
social network
1 Citation (Scopus)

Intermedia agenda setting in personalized campaigns: How news media influence the importance of leaders

Banducci, S., Cioroianu, I., Coan, T., Katz, G. & Stevens, D., 1 Aug 2018, In : Electoral Studies. 54, p. 281 - 288 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

To Polarize or Not: Comparing Networks of News Consumption

Cioroianu, I., Banducci, S., Jasny, L., Weaver, I., Williams, H. T. P. & Coan, T., 2018, CeDEM Asia 2018: Proceedings of the International Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government. p. 77-97 21 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Different News for Different Views: Political News-Sharing Communities on Social Media Through the UK General Election in 2015

Williams, M., Cioroianu, I. & Williams, H., 2016, International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media. Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Electric network analysis


Dataset for "Media Context and the 2017 General Election: How Traditional and Social Media Shape Elections"

Cioroianu, I. (Creator), Banducci, S. (Creator), Coan, T. (Creator), Stevens, D. P. (Creator), UK Data Service, 5 Dec 2018


Dataset for Content Analysis of Media Coverage of the 2015 British General Election

Banducci, S. (Creator), Cioroianu, I. (Creator), Coan, T. (Creator), Katz, G. (Creator), Kolpinskaya, E. (Creator), Stevens, D. P. (Creator), UK Data Service, 8 Jun 2017