May 13th, 2015


Throughout our research endeavors, our group disseminates key findings through academic conferences and peer-reviewed journals.

Kee, K. F. & Schrock, A. R. (in press). Telephone Interviewing as a Qualitative Methodology for Researching Cyberinfrastructure and Virtual Organizations. In J. Hunsinger, Klastrup, L. & Allen, M. (Eds.), Second International Handbook of Internet Research. Singapore: Springer.

Kee, K. F., Sparks, L., Struppa, D. C., Mannucci, M., & Damiano, A. (2016). Information diffusion, Facebook clusters, and the simplicial model of social aggregation: A computational simulation of simplicial diffusers for community health interventions. Health Communication, 31(4),385-99.

Kee, K. F. (2017) The ten adoption drivers of open source software that enables e-research in data factories for open innovations. In S. A. Matei, N. Jullien, & S. P. Goggins (Eds.), Big data factories, computational sciences: Collaborative approaches (pp. 80-102). New York, Springer.

Kee, K. F. (2017). Adoption and diffusion. In C. Scott, & L. Lewis (Eds.), International encyclopedia of organizational communication. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Kee, K. F. (2017): Organizational attributes of successful science gateways and cyberinfrastructure projects. Proceedings of Gateways 2016: The 11th Gateway Computing Environments Conference. K. Lawrence, N. Wilkins-Diehr, and S. Gesing, Eds. figshare., Retrieved: 14 25, Feb 28, 2017 (GMT).

Kee, K. F., Sleiman, M., Williams, M., & Stewart, D. (2016). The 10 attributes that drive adoption and diffusion of computational tools in e-science. In P. Navrátil, M. Dahan, D. Hart, A. Romanella, & N. Sukhija (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2016 XSEDE (Extreme Science & Engineering Discovery Environmental) Conference. New York: ACM. DOI:


Kee, K. F. (2015). Three critical matters in big data projects for e-science. In H. Ho, B. C. Ooi, M. J. Zaki, X. Hu, L. Haas, V. Kumar, S. Rachuri, S. Yu, M. H. I. Hsiao, J. Li, F. Luo, S. Pyne, and K. Ogan (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (pp. 2001-2007), New York: Springer.

Kee, K. F., Sparks, L., Struppa, D. C., & Mannucci, M. (2013). Social groups, social media, and higher dimensional social structures: A simplicial model of social aggregation for computational communication research. Communication Quarterly, 61, 35-58.

Kee, K. F., & Thompson-Hayes, M. (2012). Conducting effective interviews about virtual work: Gathering and analyzing data using a grounded theory approach. In S. D. Long (Ed.), Virtual work and human interaction research (pp. 192-212). Hershey: IGI Global.

Browning, L. D., Morris, G. H., & Kee, K. F. (2011). The role of communication in positive organizational scholarship. In Cameron, K. & Spreitzer, G. (Eds.), Handbook of positive organizational scholarship (pp. 566-578). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Kee, K. F., Cradduck, L., Blodgett, B., & Olwan, R. (2011). Cyberinfrastructure inside out: Definitions and influencing forces shaping its emergence, development, and implementation. In D. Araya, Y. Breindl & T. Houghton (Eds.), Nexus: New intersections in Internet research (pp. 157-189). New York: Peter Lang.

Kee, K. F., & Browning, L. D (2010). The dialectical tensions in the funding infrastructure of cyberinfrastructure. Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 19, 283-308.

Park, N., Kee, K. F., & Valenzuela, S. (2009). Being immersed in social networking environment: Facebook Groups, uses and gratifications, and social outcomes. CyberPsychology & Behavior, 12, 729-733.

Valenzuela, S., Park, N., & Kee, K. F. (2009). Is there social capital in a social network site?: Facebook use and college students’ life satisfaction, trust, and participation. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 14, 875- 901.

Bird, I., Jones, B., & Kee, K. F. (2009). The organization and management of grid infrastructures. Computer, 42, 36-46.

Conference Papers

Kee, K. F. (2014, February). Single-investigator culture, accidental data contamination, and geopolitics of data ownership: Three challenges of data sharing in big data science, cyberinfrastructure, and cooperative scientific work. Paper presented at the ‘Sharing, Re-use and Circulation of Resources in Scientific Cooperative Work’ workshop, Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Kee, K. F. (2013, November). Disciplinary histories, funders’ priorities, and competing research methodologies: Organizational communication influences behind the emerging designs of cyberinfrastructure. Paper presented at the National Communication Association annual conference, Washington, DC.

Kee, K. F., & Browning, L. D. (2013, November). Recruiting for and conducting qualitative telephone interviews to study dispersed groups, virtual organizations, and distributed communities. Paper presented at the National Communication Association annual conference, Washington, DC.

Kee, K. F., & Browning, L. D. (2012, July). Defining cyberinfrastructure for communication, organizational, and diffusion research: Interactions and characteristics. Paper presented at the Oxford Internet Institute SDP Alumni Conference, Oxford, UK.

Kee, K. F., Browning, L. D., Ballard, D. I., & Cicchini, E., B. (2012, March). Sociomaterial processes, long term planning, and infrastructure funding: Towards effective collaboration and collaboration tools for visual and data analytics. Paper presented at the NSF sponsored Science of Interaction for Data and Visual Analytics Workshop, Austin, TX.

Kee, K. F., & Browning, L. D. (2012, February). Challenges of scientist-developers and adopters of existing cyberinfrastructure tools for data-intensive collaboration, computational simulation, and interdisciplinary projects in early e-science in the U.S. Paper presented at the ‘Data-Intensive Collaboration in Science and Engineering’ workshop, Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) Conference, Seattle, WA.

Kee, K. F., & Browning, L. D. (2012, February). Two socio-technical gaps of cyberinfrastructure development and implementation for data-intensive collaboration and computational simulation in early e-science projects in the U.S. Paper presented at the ‘Mastering Data-Intensive Collaboration through the Synergy of Human and Machine Reasoning’ workshop, Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) Conference, Seattle, WA.

Kee, K. F. (2009, October). Disciplinary histories, funders’ priorities, and competing theories: Organizational forces behind the development of cyberinfrastructure in e-science. Paper presented at the Society for Social Studies of Science annual conference, Arlington, VA.