Kyosuke Tanaka

Kyosuke Tanaka

I'm a Ph.D. candidate in the Media, Technolgy, and Society program at Northwestern University, working in the Science of Networks in Communities (SONIC) research group.

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Last updated on August 21, 2019

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Kyosuke (pronounced kyo-s-kay) studies social and communication networks to better understand why and how people perceive, activate, and leverage their social contacts to accomplish their goals. Mainly, he is interested in providing scientific evidence for the best practices of networking and communication. For example, who would you ask for advice about jobs if you just lost your job? Current scientific evidence shows that counterintuitively, your "weak" connections (e.g., someone whom you just met at a bar) tend to bring useful information on new jobs than your family members or close friends. His research goal is to provide this kind of insights into the world.

Current Research Projects:
  1. Examining the role of self-disclosure via profiles in network formation on an online community
  2. Creating an R package of a network sampling method
  3. Investigating routing strategies and network structure in an information routing task
  4. Examining how and why people misperceive and miss communication links in communication networks
  5. Investigating package ecosystems in programming langugage communities
  6. Indetifying the factors that explain "who bullies whom" in school

PUBLICATIONS

Peer-reviewed Conference Proceedings

Tanaka, K., & Horvát, E-Á. Networking Strategies and Efficiency in Human Communication Networks. Proceedings The 7th International Conference on Complex Networks and Their Applications COMPLEX NETWORKS 2018.
2018

Using data-driven computer simulations, we study the effect of networking strategies on efficiency in communication networks. We found there is a clear trade-off between the studied networking strategies and efficiency.

Report

Ackland, R., & Tanaka, K. Development Impact of Social Media. background report for World Bank World Development Report 2016: Digital Dividends.
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., & Horvát, E-Á. Networking Strategies at the Trade-off between Individual and System-level Efficiency. 69th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Washington, D.C., May 24-28.
2019

Tanaka, K., Ennab, N., DeChurch, L. A., & Contractor, N. S. Antecedents and Outcomes of Network Acuity in Space Multiteam Systems. Poster presented at the NASA Human Research Program Investigators' Workshop, Galveston, TX, January 22-25
2019

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

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

AFFILIATION

Academy of Management
2019-
Member

International Communication Association
2018-
Member

Evanston Symphony Orchestra
2015-
Second Violin