Dr. Fereshteh Didegah is a post-doctoral researcher at the Scholarly Communication Lab, Simon Fraser University, where she is collaborating in a SSHRC funded project on understanding the societal impact of research through social media. She completed her PhD in 2014 at the School of Mathematics and Computing, University of Wolverhampton, UK. In her PhD thesis, Didegah applied a new advanced statistical test to model factors that help authors to publish high impact articles.
Her research interests include social media metrics (altmetrics), public engagement in science, and open science. More specifically she is interested in research approaches that employ big data, innovative methodologies, new statistical procedures, and visualization tools. In her research Didegah wants to focus on topics that are of interdisciplinary nature, and that are of paramount importance to science and research policy makers.