About Me

Hi, I’m Wallace Chipidza. I’m an assistant professor in the Center for Information Systems at Claremont Graduate University. My research interests are varied: dynamics of online networks, ICT4D, and technology induced problems among others. I primarily study the evolution of online social networks, particularly what comes before, but also what happens to outcomes of interest after networks change. Networks present challenges statistically speaking, because the relationships that constitute them are by definition violative of the “independence of observations” assumption undergirding much statistical analyses. Fortunately others have proposed advanced techniques such as exponential random graph modeling (ERGM) and SIENA to attempt to solve these challenges. I am always willing to have conversations for potentially solving problems in the domain of coevolving online networks and various outcomes.