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Derrick L. Cogburn, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of International Relations in the International Communication program at the School of International Service at American University. For nearly ten years, he was Associate Professor, Senior Scientist and Chief Research Director at the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University. He serves on the evaluation committee for the Science and Technology Policy Fellowship on Big Data Analytics for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He is Co-Chair of the HICSS Mini-Track on Global Virtual Teams and the Co-Convener of the HICSS Tutorial on Big Data Analytics and Text Mining. His research and teaching includes: big data analytics in international affairs research; global information and communication technology and socio-economic development; institutional mechanisms for global governance of ICTs; transnational policy networks and epistemic communities; cross-cultural collaboration in global virtual teams; and the socio-technical infrastructure for geographically distributed collaboration in knowledge work. Dr. Cogburn is Executive Director of the Center for Research on Collaboratories and Technology Enhanced Learning Communities (COTELCO), an award-winning social science research collaboratory investigating the social and technical factors that influence geographically distributed collaborative knowledge work, particularly between developed and developing countries. Dr. Cogburn also serves as the Executive Director of the Institute on Disability and Public Policy (IDPP). He is past President of the Information Technology and Politics section of APSA, and of the International Communication section of ISA. Dr. Cogburn is the editor of the book series on Information Technology and Global Governance (http://cotelco.net/book-series/) published by Palgrave-Macmillan. He earned a PhD and MA in political science (international relations, political economy, comparative politics) from Howard University and a BA in history (Africa) from the University of Oklahoma.