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College of Information and Communications

Faculty and Staff

Ehsan Mohammadi, Ph.D.

Title: Associate Professor
Department: School of Information Science
College of Information and Communications
Phone: 803-777-2324
Office: School of Information Science

Davis College, Room 207
1501 Greene Street

Columbia, SC 29208
Resources: Personal website


B.A, Information Science, University of Isfahan, Iran
M.S., Information Studies, Tehran Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Iran
Ph.D., Information Science, University of Wolverhampton, UK
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Health and Biomedical Informatics, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University


Dr. Ehsan Mohammadi leads The Human Impact of Data Analytics (Hi Da) Research Lab. He has developed and led novel quantitative and qualitative research projects at the intersection of data analytics, social media analysis, misinformation and online communication. The results of his projects have been published in top-tier journals and conferences, including The Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, Information Processing and Management and the Journal of Medical Internet Research. Essential Science Indicators have recognized several of his papers as highly cited publications (top 1%). 


Mohammadi was recognized by the College of Information and Communications at the University of South Carolina as a Research Rising Star in 2022.


Mohammadi has been a course designer and lecturer on core and emerging courses. He has taught several courses at undergraduate and master's, and Ph.D. levels, including data visualizations, research design and evaluation, information and society, user information behavior, web analytics, information retrieval, and data-driven management. He completed the Professional Standards Framework for Teaching and Learning Support in Higher Education Fellowship by the Higher Education Academy in England, where he gained knowledge in designing, delivering, and assessing teaching and learning practices.

Recent Publications

Mohammadi, E., Tahamtan, I., Mansourian, Y. & Overton, H. (2022). Identifying Frames of the COVID-19 Infodemic: Thematic Analysis of Misinformation Stories Across Media. Journal of Medical Internet Research.

Mohammadi, E., & Karami, A. (2022). Exploring research trends in big data across disciplines: A text mining analysis. Journal of Information Science. 48(1), 44-56.

A., Gay, G., & Mohammadi, E. (2022). Mapping the Structure and Evolution of Software Testing Research Over the Last Three Decades. Journal of Systems and Software.

Tahamtan, I., Potnis, D., Mohammadi, E., Miller, L. E., & Singh, V. (2022). The Mutual Influence of the World Health Organization (WHO) and Twitter Users During COVID-19: Network Agenda-Setting Analysis. Journal of Medical Internet Research.

Tahamtan, I., Potnis, D., Mohammadi, E., Miller, L. E., & Singh, V. (2021). Framing of and Attention to COVID-19 on Twitter: Thematic Analysis of Hashtags. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 23(9) .

Li, X., Thelwall, M., & Mohammadi, E. (2021). How are encyclopedias cited in academic research? Wikipedia, Britannica, Baidu Baike, and Scholarpedia. El Profesional de la Información, 30(5).

Vasilevsky, N., Hosseini, M., Teplitzky, S., Ilik, V., Mohammadi, E., Schneider, J., Kern, B., Colomb, J., C. Edmunds, S., Gutzman, K., S. Himmelstein, D., White, M., Smith, B., O’Keefe, L., Haendel, M., & Holmes, K. L. (2021). Is authorship sufficient for today’s collaborative research? A call for contributor roles. Accountability in Research, 28 (1), 23-43.


Mohammadi has been active in numerous professional activities within and outside academia. He served on 14 committees, initiatives, and programs for different departments at University of South Carolina. He has been invited by the professional community to be a keynote speaker, a committee member for conferences, part of the editorial board of a journal, and a reviewer of academic papers for top conferences and journals nationally and internationally.

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