czdigi

Department of Digitalization

Chris
Zimmerman
PhD fellow
,
Industrial PhD fellow


Room: HOW/60-5.17
Tel:
+4538152784
, Mobile:
+4542330606
E-mail: cz.msc@cbs.dk
Presentation

Christopher J. Zimmerman is a Senior Analytical Consultant at Google, a doctoral researcher at the Department of Digitalization and an external lecturer at the department of Management, Society and Communication. His main research interests combine information visualization, language analysis and computational social science. Chris comes from a background as an information designer, consultant and analyst. He has a bachelor’s degree in International Business and a masters degree in Information Systems (cand.merc.it) with focuses on social media and urban informatics. Areas of subsequent PhD research include data visualization, computational linguistics and emotional mapping. Within the domain of Design Science, Chris has developed several dashboard artifacts and tool prototypes, including the publicly available emotional detection engine, www.emotionvis.com. Chris has also served as student representative on the PhD school board at CBS and the intellectual property committee during has bachelor’s. His netnographic research and dashboard developments have been cited by the New Yorker, textbooks and as the Danish news and trade journals (see below).

As a practitioner, Chris works with the Google engagement team to help clients learn more about their communities, performance and the world around them (online). Prior to current careers in academia and at Google, Chris had worked in the institutional marketing domain of an investment bank in New York, before going on to managerial consulting in Paris. In Denmark, Chris previously worked at a digital marketing agency, building campaign and product launch dashboards for global Danish clients.

In the Media:

Research Collaboration:

  • Rio to Roskilde 2015 - Big Data - IBM x Roskilde Festival
  • Love is in My Blood - Elton John Aids Foundation x Mindjumpers
  • Blackbox.Social - Social Media Marketing Dashboard - Skype, Bang & Olufsen
  • Cruise Ship Tourist Behaviour - Wonderful Copenhagen x Manawell
  • URBICS Urban Analytics - UTS Sydney x Gehl Architects
  • Nordic Video Game Influencers - Activision // Call of Duty
  • Brand Denmark Facebook 10-year Community - Denmark.dk x Advice

 

Primary research areas
  • Data Visualization
  • Computational Social Science
  • Social Media Analytics
  • Language Analysis
  • Artificial Emotional Intelligence
  • Urban Informatics
  • Design Science
  • Data Journalism
Curriculum Vitae
Social media
Links
Link to this homepage
www.cbs.dk/en/staff/czdigi
Courses
  • Business and Data Analytics (DIGI)
  • Visual Communication (MSC)
Supervision
Conditionally accepting supervision projects that look at human behavior online, ideally combining social media, language analysis and/or data visualization. Projects in need of help with methods and tools for analysis will benefit most.
Other teaching activities
  • Data Visualization (Courses and Workshops)
  • Social Media Management
  • Crisis Communication
  • Big Data Analytics
Selected publications
Chris Zimmerman; Mari-Klara Stein; Daniel Hardt; Ravi Vatrapu / Emergence of Things Felt : Harnessing the Semantic Space of Facebook Feeling Tags. In: Proceedings of the Thirty Sixth International Conference on Information Systems. ICIS 2015. ed. /Traci Carte; Armin Heinzl; Cathy Urquhart. Atlanta, GA : Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic
Library (AISeL) 2015 (Proceedings / International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Vol. 36)
 
In: Proceeding CABS '14 Proceedings of the 5th ACM International Conference on Collaoration Across Boundaries: Culture, Distance & Technology. . ed. /Naomi Yamashita; Vanessa Evers; Carolyn Rosé; Mary Beth Watson-Manheim. New York : Association for Computing Machinery 2014, p. 131-140
Publications & dissemination
2016
Chris Zimmerman; Rene Madsen; Henrik Hammer Eliassen; Ravi Vatrapu / Space vs. Place : Comparing Space-based Movements and Place-based Experiences at the Roskilde Festival 2015.
In: Proceedings of the 7th 2016 International Conference on Social Media & Society. SMSociety ‘16. ed. /Anatoliy Gruzd; Jenna Jacobson; Philip Mai; Evelyn Rupert; Dhiraj Murthy. New York : Association for Computing Machinery 2016
Article in proceedings
Chris Zimmerman; Mari-Klara Stein; Daniel Hardt; Christian de Fries Danielsen; Ravi Vatrapu / emotionVis : Designing an Emotion Text Inference Tool for Visual Analytics.
In: Tackling Society’s Grand Challenges with Design Science: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference, DESRIST 2016. . ed. /Jeffrey Parsons; Tuure Tuunanen; John Venable; Brian Donnellan; Markus Helfert; Jim Kenneally. Chams : Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2016, p. 238–244 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 9661)
Article in proceedings
2015
Chris Zimmerman; Henricus T. W. J. Wessels; Ravi Vatrapu / Building a Social Newsroom : Visual Analytics for Social Business Intelligence.
In: Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE 19th International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference Workshops and Demonstrations (EDOCW 2015). ed. /Sylvain Hallé; Wolfgang Mayer. Los Alamitos, CA : IEEE 2015, p. 160-163
Article in proceedings
Chris Zimmerman; Mari-Klara Stein; Daniel Hardt; Ravi Vatrapu / Emergence of Things Felt : Harnessing the Semantic Space of Facebook Feeling Tags.
In: Proceedings of the Thirty Sixth International Conference on Information Systems. ICIS 2015. ed. /Traci Carte; Armin Heinzl; Cathy Urquhart. Atlanta, GA : Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL) 2015 (Proceedings / International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Vol. 36)
Article in proceedings
Christopher Zimmerman; Ravi Vatrapu / The Social Newsroom : Visual Analytics for Social Business Intelligence.
In: New Horizons in Design Science: Broadening the Research Agenda: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference, DESRIST 2015. . ed. /Brian Donnellan; Markus Helfert; Jim Kenneally; Debra VanderMeer; Marcus Rothenberger; Robert Winter. Cham : Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2015, p. 386-390 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, No. 9073)
Article in proceedings
2014
Chris Zimmerman; Kjeld Hansen; Ravi Vatrapu / A Theoretical Model for Digital Reverberations of City Spaces and Public Places
In: International Journal of Electronic Government Research, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2014, p. 46-62
Journal article
Chris Zimmerman; Yuran Chen; Daniel Hardt; Ravi Vatrapu / Marius, the Giraffe : A Comparative Informatics Case Study of Linguistic Features of the Social Media Discourse.
In: Proceeding CABS '14 Proceedings of the 5th ACM International Conference on Collaoration Across Boundaries: Culture, Distance & Technology. . ed. /Naomi Yamashita; Vanessa Evers; Carolyn Rosé; Mary Beth Watson-Manheim. New York : Association for Computing Machinery 2014, p. 131-140
Article in proceedings
Chris Zimmerman; Ravi Vatrapu / The Social Newsroom : Visual Analytics for Social Business Intelligence - Tool Prototype Demo.
Paper presented at 24th Workshop on Information Technology and Systems, 2014
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