Kyosuke Tanaka

Kyosuke Tanaka

Hi! I'm a PhD student in the Media, Technolgy, and Society program at Northwestern University, working in the Science of Networks in Communities (SONIC).

You can reach me by email at kyosuke [at] u.northwestern.edu or follow me on Twitter at ktanaka086.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

I'm curious about our thinking, perceptions, and behaviors. My current research interests lie in network heuristics. As behavioral economics have revealed that people rely on simple, efficient rules when they make judgments and decisions, I'm interested in expanding such heuristics to relational situations in which people communicate and interact with each other. Specifically, my research concerns relational situations where individuals perceive, search and use their surrounded connections and connections of connections.

Current Research Projects:
- Examining the role of self-disclosure via profiles in network formation on an online community
- Creating an R package of a network sampling method
- A quasi-experimental study of social influence via social signaling on online design ratings
- Search strategies and network structure in the small-world phenomenon
- Examining the role of network awareness in successful message chains
- Examining how and why people misperceive and miss communication links in communication networks
- Breass's paradox in communication networks

My curriculum vitae is available here

EDUCATION

Northwestern University
2015-(in progress)
Ph.D. in the Media, Technology, and Society program

Australian National University
2013-2015
M. of Social Research (Advanced)
Graduate Certificate in Social Research

Bellevue College
2010-2011
International Business Professions program

Keio University
2006-2010
B.A. in Business and Commerce

PUBLICATION

Ackland, R., and Tanaka, K. Development Impact of Social Media. background report for World Bank World Development Report 2016: Digital Dividends. link
2015

In this paper, we assess the impact of social media on social and economic development, using an analytical framework that draws on social networks and social learning...

PRESENTATIONS

Conferences

Tanaka, K., Jha, S., Gado, H., Twyman, M., DeChurch, L. A., & Contractor, N. S. 6-DoS (Six Degrees of Separation): A Web-based Platform to Conduct Small-world Experiments. XXXVIII Sunbelt Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA), Utrecht, Netherlands, June 26-July 1.
2018

Tanaka, K., DeChurch, L. A., & Contractor, N. S. Origins of Omission and Commission Errors in Perceptions of Group Communication Networks. 68th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Prague, Czech Republic, May 24-28.
2018

Tanaka, K., & Horvát, E-Á. Channel Alteration and Structural Efficiency in Human Communication Networks. Poster presented at CompleNet 2018, Boston, MA, March 5-8.
2018

Tanaka, K., Witz, C., Niler, A. A., DeChurch, L. A., & Contractor, N. S. Social Network Acuity Among Space Crews and Mission Control Centers. Poster presented at the NASA Human Research Program Investigators' Workshop, Galveston, TX.
2018

Tanaka, K., Witz, C., Niler,A.A., DeChurch,L.A. & Contractor, N.S. Misperceptions of Social Structure: Omission and Commission Errors in Communication Networks. Poster presented at Organizational Communication Mini Conference 2017, Athens, OH, October 13-15
2017

Tanaka, K., & Contractor, N.S. Search Strategies and Network Structure in the Small-World Phenomenon. Poster presented at the International School and Conference on Network Science (NetSci), Indianapolis, IN, June 19-23
2017

Tanaka, K., Ran, M., Piech, J., & Contractor, N. S. Follow the Crowds? A Quasi-Experimental Study of “Social Signal” Effects on Online Design Ratings. Poster presented at the InfoSocial 2017, Evanston, IL.
2017

Tanaka, K., Ran, M., Piech, J., & Contractor, N. S. Follow the Crowds? A Quasi-Experimental Study of “Social Signal” Effects on Online Design Ratings. Poster presented at the ANN-SONIC 8th International Workshop on Network Theory, 2017, Los Angeles, CA.
2017

DeChurch, L.A., Niler, A., Plummer, G., Tanaka, K., & Contractor, N.S. Impact of Social Connectedness, Communication Delay, and Sleep Deprivation on Cognitive Network Similarity in Analog Teams. Poster presented at the NASA Human Research Program Investigators' Workshop, Galveston, TX.
2017

Tanaka, K. A Mask Tells Us More Than a Face: Self-Disclosure and Network Formation in an Online Community, ACSPRI Social Science Methodology Conference, Sydney, Australia, December 7-10.
2014

Talks

Tanaka, K. Harnessing Network Awareness and Activation, Lighting Talk at Symposium for the Society of Young Network Scientists, Indianapolis, IN, June 20.
2017

Bohle-Carbonell, K., & Tanaka, K. The Magic and Curse of 3: Developing and Retaining Coordinators. People Analytics Expo 2016, Philadelphia, PA, April 7.
2016

Tanaka, K. A Mask Tells Us More Than a Face: Self-Disclosure and Network Formation in an Online Community, CSIRO, Canberra, Australia, March 30.
2014

EXPERIENCE

Northwestern University
2015-
Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant

Australian National University
2014-2015
Research Assistant

Canberra Japanese Supplementary School
2014-2015
Primary School Teacher

Appen
2012-2013
Independent Consultant

Hyogo Business and Cultural Center
2011
Intern

AFFILIATION

Evanston Symphony Orchestra
2015-
Second Violin