Professor Jennifer Golbeck, PhD

Professor Jennifer Golbeck
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • University of Maryland, College Park
I’m here to help you understand what’s going on with your personal information.

Jennifer Golbeck is a Professor in the College of Information Studies and Director of the Social Intelligence Lab at the University of Maryland, College Park. She received an AB in Economics and an SB and SM in Computer Science at the University of Chicago, as well as a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park. Professor Golbeck began studying social media from the moment it emerged on the web, and she is one of the world’s foremost experts in the field. Her research has influenced industry, government, and the military. She is a pioneer in the field of social data analytics and discovering people’s hidden attributes from their online behavior, and she is a leader in creating human-friendly security and privacy systems.

Professor Golbeck is the author of several print and online publications, including the books Analyzing the Social Web, Online Harassment, Introduction to Social Media Investigation: A Hands-on Approach, and Computing with Social Trust. She is a frequent contributor on NPR. Her TED Talk on what social media “likes” can reveal was featured in TED’s 2014 Year in Ideas.

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  1. Taking Control of Your Personal Data

    Taking Control of Your Personal Data

    Jennifer Golbeck
    4.3 out of 5
    61% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Starting at $169.95 Starting at $169.95 $199.95 $169.95$199.95
    We have never before in human history been able to share so much about ourselves so quickly. Neither have we ever been so exposed to forces that want to take advantage of that capability. This course will open your eyes to the surprising extent of that exposure and will discuss your options for keeping your personal data as safe as possible, help you determine your personal privacy profile, and understand the...
  2. (SET) Taking Control of Your Personal Data & Thinking about Cybersecurity Set

    (SET) Taking Control of Your Personal Data & Thinking about Cybersecurity

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $369.90 Starting at $369.90 $419.90 $369.90$419.90
    Just how safe is our digital world? How can you defend yourself from the countless threats that are out there? Find the answers in this illuminating two-course set that will have you thinking differently about cybersecurity. First, in Taking Control of Your Personal Data, open your eyes to just how exposed your everyday personal data is—and learn how to keep it as safe as possible. Then, in Thinking about...
  3. (SET) Taking Control of Your Personal Data & Fighting Misinformation Set

    (SET) Taking Control of Your Personal Data & Fighting Misinformation

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $339.90 Starting at $339.90 $399.90 $339.90$399.90
    Discover ways you can become a more responsible (and safe) member of the digital world with the insights and tips in these two illuminating courses. First, open your eyes to just how exposed your everyday personal data is—and learn how to keep it as safe as possible in Taking Control of Your Personal Data. Then, develop the skills you need to combat fakes, stereotypes, and frauds within every kind of digital media...
  4. (SET) Taking Control of Your Personal Data & The Surveillance State Set

    (SET) Taking Control of Your Personal Data & The Surveillance State

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $404.90 Starting at $404.90 $469.90 $404.90$469.90
    Strengthen your understanding of the role data plays in your life—and the life of cities, states, and countries—in this two-course set that pairs Taking Control of Your Personal Data with The Surveillance State: Big Data, Freedom, and You. In the first course, open your eyes to just how exposed your everyday personal data is—and learn how to keep it as safe as possible. And in the second course, an esteemed...
  5. (SET) Taking Control of Your Personal Data & Privacy, Property, and Free Speech Set

    (SET) Taking Control of Your Personal Data & Privacy, Property, and Free Speech

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90
    Data—your data—isn’t as private as you might think it is. In this two-course set, consider some of the personal and legal safeguards and implications of an increasingly data-driven world. In Taking Control of Your Personal Data, open your eyes to just how exposed your everyday personal data is—and learn how to keep it as safe as possible. Then, in Privacy, Property, and Free Speech, trace the landmark...
  6. (SET) Taking Control of Your Personal Data & How to Program Set

    (SET) Taking Control of Your Personal Data & How to Program

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $404.90 Starting at $404.90 $469.90 $404.90$469.90
    Learn how to take control of your computer with some of the many insights you’ll find in this two-course set featuring Taking Control of Your Personal Data and How to Program: Computer Science Concepts and Python Exercises. In the first course, open your eyes to just how exposed your everyday personal data is—and learn how to keep it as safe as possible. Follow that up with 24 engaging, information-rich lessons...