Maria Glenski

3rd year Arthur J. Schmitt Leadership Fellow and PhD Student in the Computer Science and Engineering department at the University of Notre Dame.
384K Nieuwland Science Hall, Notre Dame, IN

About / Research / Teaching / Outreach / CV

I am a 3rd year Ph.D student in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, an Arthur J Schmitt Leadership in Science and Engineering Fellow, and a member of the Weninger Lab advised by Dr. Tim Weninger. My research focuses on trust and influence in social media. As society increasingly relies on social platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit for news and opinions, understanding the role of social influence on these platforms is imperative - especially since users are acting not only as consumers but also information producers and editors.

Current Projects:

Guess The Karma
Investigating popularity and popularity mechanisms via an online quiz game Guess The Karma in collaboration with Greg Stoddard

Reddit Research Project
Investigating how users interact with and are influence by social news platforms using anonymized data collected via a browser extension.


Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, August 2014 - Present
Expected Graduation Date: 2019

Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics, Minor in Spanish
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona, MN, May 2014
Magna Cum Laude