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About the Instructors

Katherine Corcoran is currently serving as the Hewlett Fellow for Public Policy in the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. A journalist, she formerly worked for the Associated Press (AP), most recently serving as the bureau chief overseeing coverage in Mexico and six Central American countries.

At Kellogg, Corcoran is studying violence against the press in Mexico, now one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists. In 2017–18, she is also contributing to the development of the Institute’s pilot Global Leadership Program.

A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Corcoran has taught graduate-level journalism courses at Stanford University and at the University of California at Berkeley, where she piloted a course to train students in digital community journalism that won a $500,000 Ford Foundation grant.



Tim Weninger is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and affiliated member of the Interdisciplinary Center for Network  Science and Applications (iCeNSA). A faculty member since 2013, his research interests and expertise are in data mining, graph mining and network science, most recently focusing on social network environments and how information is organized and consumed across those channels.

Weninger, who was selected to participate in the the 2017 Inaugural Future of Computing Academy by the Association of Computing Machinery, has also received the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award and Army Young Investigator Award.

His work is funded through grants from the NSF, Army Research Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Templeton Foundation (via the University of Chicago), the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.