Sorin Matei

 Sorin Matei


Associate Professor 



BRNG 2132 

Research Areas

Socio-Spatial Shaping of Communication Technology, Social Behaviors and Interactions on Wireless Networks and in Location-Aware Communication Systems, Spatial Analysis Applied to Communication Systems and International Communication Processes and Flows, Mass and New Media Research Methods, Communication and Sociological Theory 

Key Areas

Trusted Social and Human Interaction Security Awareness, Education, Training Enclave and Nework Security  

Notable Experience

Principal investigator of multi-method research survey of Internet use and wireless networks security practices in Lexington, KY. Project manager of Los Angeles large-scale survey 

Notable Awards

University of Kentucky College of Communication Faculty Award, 2002; University of Kentucky Faculty Enhancement Award; Kettering Foundation Research Grant, 2002; Top four faculty paper, 51st (2001) Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Mass Communication Division; Top three paper, Theory and Methodology Division, AEJMC 2001 Convention. 


The Effect of State Level Social Capital on On-line Communities, The Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media (March 2004). The Internet As Magnifying Glass: Marital Status and On-line Social Ties (2003). The Internet in the Communication Infrastructure of Urban Residential Communities: Meso- or Macro-Linkage? Journal of Communication (2001) 

Coming Up!

Our annual security symposium will be March 29th and 30th, 2022.
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

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