Theresa Velden

Dr. Theresa Velden

Research area Research System and Science Dynamics
Head of junior research group
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Theresa Velden studied physics at Bielefeld University and University College Dublin. After several years in positions of responsibility in the area of scientific publishing and information management at the Max Planck Society (1998-2005), she moved to Cornell University. At Cornell, she did her PhD in information science with an external minor in Science & Technology Studies in 2011. In her dissertation research, she studied and compared the sharing behaviour of research groups in chemistry and physics and developed an innovative bibliometric-ethnographic mixed method approach to support the comparative study of scientific fields. As a postdoc, she continued her research first at the Department for Information Science at Cornell University, then at the School of Information at the University of Michigan, where she further pursued the ethnographic study of challenges for interdisciplinary collaboration in data-intensive research projects. She was awarded a Marie Curie/IPODI Fellowship at the Center for Technology and Society (ZTG) at the Technische Universität Berlin for 2016-2018. During this time, she extended her theoretical and methodological knowledge in the sociology of science, and worked on the topics of field-specific forms of Open Science and reproducibility in science. She has been leading the junior research group Field-specific Forms of Open Science at the DZHW since August 2018.

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Academic research fields

Science Studies, Information Science, Integration of quantitative and qualitative methods, Comparative field studies, Scientific communication and collaboration

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Junior research group: Open science
Publications

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How to interpret algorithmically constructed topical structures of research specialties? A case study comparing an internal and an external mapping of the topical structure of invasion biology.

Held, M., & Velden, T. (2019).
How to interpret algorithmically constructed topical structures of research specialties? A case study comparing an internal and an external mapping of the topical structure of invasion biology. In Catalano, G., Daraio, C., Gregori, M., Moed, H. F., & Ruocco, G (Hrsg.) Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics (ISSI 2019), Vol. 2, (S. 1933-1939). Edizioni Efesto. ISBN 978-88-3381-118-5.

Exploration of reproducibility issues in scientometric research.

Velden, T., Hinze, S. Scharnhorst, A. Schneider, J.W., & Waltman, L. (2018).
Exploration of reproducibility issues in scientometric research. In STI 2018 Conference Proceedings. Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators. 12-14 September 2018, Leiden, The Netherlands.
ISBN 978-90-9031204-0

Topic identification challenge.

Boyack, K., Glänzel W., Gläser, J., Havemann, F., Scharnhorst, A., Thijs, B., ... & Waltmann, L. (2017).
Topic identification challenge. Scientometrics, 111(2), 1223-1224.

Comparison of Topic Extraction Approaches and Solutions.

Velden, T., Boyack, K., Gläser, J., Koopman, R., Scharnhorst, A., & Wang, S. (2017).
Comparison of Topic Extraction Approaches and Solutions. In J. Gläser, A. Scharnhorst & W. Glänzel (eds): Same data - different results? Towards a comparative approach to the identification of thematic structures in science, Special Issue of Scientometrics.

Infomap Clustering of Direct Citation Network and Topic Affinity Analysis.

Velden, T., Yan, S., & Lagoze, C. (2017).
Infomap Clustering of Direct Citation Network and Topic Affinity Analysis. In Gläser, J., Scharnhorst, A. & Glänzel, W. (eds): Same data - different results? Towards a comparative approach to the identification of thematic structures in science, Special Issue of Scientometrics.

The Extraction of Community Structures from Publication Networks to Support Comparative Studies of Field Differences in Scientific Communication.

Velden, T., & Lagoze, C. (2013).
The Extraction of Community Structures from Publication Networks to Support Comparative Studies of Field Differences in Scientific Communication. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), 64(12), 2405-2427.

Explaining Field Differences in Openness and Sharing in Scientific Communities.

Velden, T. (2013).
Explaining Field Differences in Openness and Sharing in Scientific Communities. In Proceedings of ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), February 25-27, 2013, San Antonio, TX, USA (pp. 445-458). [Best Paper Nomination].

Resolving Author Name Homonymy to Improve Res- olution of Structures in Co-author Networks.

Velden, T., Haque, A., & Lagoze, C. (2011).
Resolving Author Name Homonymy to Improve Res- olution of Structures in Co-author Networks. In Proceedings of ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), June 13 – 17, 2011, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (pp. 241–250). [Best Paper Nomination].

A New Approach to Analyzing Patterns of Collaboration in Co-authorship Networks - Mesoscopic Analysis and Interpretation.

Velden T., Haque, A., & Lagoze, C. (2010).
A New Approach to Analyzing Patterns of Collaboration in Co-authorship Networks - Mesoscopic Analysis and Interpretation. Scientometrics, 85(1), 219 – 242.

Communicating Chemistry.

Velden T., & Lagoze, C. (2009).
Communicating Chemistry. Nature Chemistry 1, 673-678.

The Value of New Scientific Communication Models for Chemistry.

Velden, T., & Lagoze, C. (2009).
The Value of New Scientific Communication Models for Chemistry. Whitepaper October 2009.

In-car GPS navigation: Engagement with and disengagement from the environment.

Leshed, G., Velden, T., Rieger, O., Kot, B., & Sengers P. (2008).
In-car GPS navigation: Engagement with and disengagement from the environment. In Proceedings of The 26th Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), April 5-10, 2008, Florence, Italy. ACM, New York, NY (pp. 1675-1684). [Best Paper Award].

Internet und Wissenschaft - Das Konzept von Open Access für wissenschaftliches Arbeiten.

Schlögl R., & Velden T. (2005).
Internet und Wissenschaft - Das Konzept von Open Access für wissenschaftliches Arbeiten. In P. Hauke (Hrsg.), Bibliothekswissenschaft - quo vadis? : eine Disziplin zwischen Traditionen und Visionen. München: Saur.
ISBN 3-598-11734-5

The eDoc-Server Project: building an institutional repository for the Max Planck Society.

Beier, G., & Velden, T, (2004).
The eDoc-Server Project: building an institutional repository for the Max Planck Society. High Energy Physics Libraries Webzine, issue 9, March 2004.
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Challenges of interpreting topic maps of research specialties: a case study of invasion biology.

Velden, T. (2019, September).
Challenges of interpreting topic maps of research specialties: a case study of invasion biology. Vortrag auf dem Workshop "Topic Construction", Technische Universität Berlin, 19.-20.09.2019, Berlin.

How to interpret algorithmically constructed topical structures of research specialties? A case study comparing an internal and an external mapping of the topical structure of invasion biology.

Velden, T. (2019, September).
How to interpret algorithmically constructed topical structures of research specialties? A case study comparing an internal and an external mapping of the topical structure of invasion biology. Vortrag auf der 17th International Conference of Scientometrics & Infometrics, 02.-09.09.2019, Rome, Italy.

Field Specific Forms of Open Science.

Velden, T. (2019, Mai).
Field Specific Forms of Open Science. Vortrag auf dem 1st Open Innovation in Science (OIS) Research Workshop, 02.-03.05.2019, Vienna, Austria.

Exploration of reproducibility issues in scientometric research.

Velden, T., Hinze, S., Scharnhorst, A., Schneider, J., & Waltman, L. (2018, September).
Exploration of reproducibility issues in scientometric research. Special Track on "Reproducibility in Scientometrics". 23rd International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators (STI 2018), September 12-14, 2018, Leiden, The Netherlands.

Methodological Challenges for the Comparison of Results of Topic Extraction from Scientific Literature.

Velden, T. (2017, Oktober).
Methodological Challenges for the Comparison of Results of Topic Extraction from Scientific Literature. In: Proceedings of The 16th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics (ISSI), October 16-20, 2017, Wuhan, China.

Epistemische Bedingungen für Offene Wissenschaft: Das Teilen von Wissensressourcen im Spannungsfeld von Konkurrenz und Kooperation.

Velden, T. (2017, Juni).
Epistemische Bedingungen für Offene Wissenschaft: Das Teilen von Wissensressourcen im Spannungsfeld von Konkurrenz und Kooperation. Technik- und Innovationsforschung Kolloquium, Institut für Soziologie, TU Berlin. 21. Juni 2017.

Open Data, Reproducibility & the Reliability of Scientific Knowledge.

Velden, T. (2016, August/September).
Open Data, Reproducibility & the Reliability of Scientific Knowledge. Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), August 31 September 3, 2016, Barcelona, Spain.

Mapping Scientific Communities to Scale-Up Ethnographic Observations.

Velden, T. (2016, Mai).
Mapping Scientific Communities to Scale-Up Ethnographic Observations. Workshop on ‘CSCW at Scale’ University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, May 6, 2016.

Mapping Scientific Communities - Opening up the Black Box.

Velden, T. (2015, Dezember).
Mapping Scientific Communities - Opening up the Black Box. Brown Bag Seminar, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University, USA. December 3, 2015.

Collaborative Challenges in Interdisciplinary Data Science Projects.

Velden, T., Plantin, J.C., & Lagoze, C. (2015, November).
Collaborative Challenges in Interdisciplinary Data Science Projects. Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), November 11-14, 2015, Denver, USA.

Same Data, Different Results? On a Comparative Topic Extraction Exercise.

Velden, T., Boyack, K., van Eck, N., Glänzel, W., Gläser, J., Havemann, F., ... & Wang, S. (2015, November).
Same Data, Different Results? On a Comparative Topic Extraction Exercise. METRICS 2015 - ASIS&T Workshop on Informetric and Scientometric Research, November 7, 2015, St Louis, Missouri, USA.

Mapping Scientific Communities - Opening up the Black Box.

Velden, T. (2015, September).
Mapping Scientific Communities - Opening up the Black Box. Key speaker at conference on "Visualization for Science" organisiert vom Polnischen Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Bildung und der Fakultät für Geschichte der Universität Warschau, Warschau, Polen, 18. September 2015.

Topic affinity analysis for an astronomy and astrophysics data set.

Velden, T., Yan, S., & Lagoze, C. (2015, Juni).
Topic affinity analysis for an astronomy and astrophysics data set. In: Proceedings of The 15th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics (ISSI), June 29- July 3, 2015, Instanbul, Turkey.

Mapping The Evolution of Scientific Community Structures in Time.

Velden, T., Yu, K., Yan, S., & Lagoze, C. (2015, Mai).
Mapping The Evolution of Scientific Community Structures in Time. Workshop SAVE-SD 2015, In: World Wide Web Conference (WWW’15) Companion, May 18–22, 2015, Florence, Italy. ACM.

Searching for temporal patterns in the time series of publications of authors in a research specialty.

Velden, T., Yu, K., & Lagoze, C. (2014, Oktober - 2015, November).
Searching for temporal patterns in the time series of publications of authors in a research specialty. The Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST), October 31–November 5, 2014, Seattle, WA, USA.
Curriculum Vitae
Since August 2018

Junior research group leader at DZHW

2016-2018

Marie-Curie/IPODI Fellow at TU Berlin

2012-2016

Research Fellow, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

2011-2012

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA

2012

Instructor: Web Information Systems, Fall 2012, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA

2005-2011

Ph.D., Information Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA

2001-2005

Founding Executive Director of Heinz Nixdorf Center for Information Management, Max Planck Society, Munich, Germany

1998-2001

Managing Editor of Living Reviews in Relativity, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Golm, Germany

1997

Diploma in Physics, University of Bielefeld, Germany

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