Eric T. Meyer


Eric T. Meyer is Dean and the Mary R. Boyvey Chair and Louis T. Yule Regents Professor at the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin. His research looks at the changing nature of knowledge creation in science, medicine, social science, arts, and humanities as technology is embedded in everyday practices, as described in his 2015 book with co-author Ralph Schroeder Knowledge Machines: Digital Transformations of the Sciences and Humanities. His research has included both qualitative and quantitative work with marine biologists, genetics researchers, physicists, digital humanities scholars, social scientists using big data, medical doctors, theatre artists, librarians, and organizations involved in computational approaches to research. Dr. Meyer was previously the Professor of Social Informatics at the University of Oxford and Director of Graduate Studies at the Oxford Internet Institute.


Ph.D. Social Informatics, Indiana University Bloomington

MA Anthropology, UC Santa Barbara

BA Anthropology/Photography, Ohio University

Areas Of Specialization

Social Informatics

Recent Publications

Meyer, E. T., Shankar, K. , Willis, M. , Sharma, S. and Sawyer, S. (2019), The social informatics of knowledge. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 70: 307-312. doi:10.1002/asi.24205

Willis M, Duckworth P, Coulter A, Meyer ET, Osborne M. The Future of Health Care: Protocol for Measuring the Potential of Task Automation Grounded in the National Health Service Primary Care System. JMIR Res Protoc 2019;8(4):e11232. URL: DOI: 10.2196/11232

Poel, M. , Meyer, E. T. and Schroeder, R. (2018), Big Data for Policymaking: Great Expectations, but with Limited Progress?. Policy & Internet, 10: 347-367. doi:10.1002/poi3.176

Meyer, Eric T., The Scholarly Impacts of Newspapers: The Guardian, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times (May 2, 2018).

Willis M., Meyer E.T. (2018) Work that Enables Care: Understanding Tasks, Automation, and the National Health Service. In: Chowdhury G., McLeod J., Gillet V., Willett P. (eds) Transforming Digital Worlds. iConference 2018. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10766. Springer, Cham

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