Ralph Schroeder is Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute. He was formerly Professor in the School of Technology Management and Economics at Chalmers University in Gothenburg (Sweden). He completed his PhD about Max Weber at the LSE in 1988. His publications include Rethinking Science, Technology and Social Change (Stanford University Press, 2007) and Being There Together: Social Interaction in Virtual Environments (Oxford University Press, 2010). He is also the author of An Age of Limits: Social Theory for the 21st Century (Palgrave Macmillan 2013) and, with Eric T. Meyer, of Knowledge Machines: Digital Transformations of the Sciences and Humanities (MIT Press 2015).
He is currently working on the social implications of e-science and on big data in the social sciences.