Maurice Vergeer is a social scientist whose research heavily focuses on large scale data analysis. His research focuses on social media in political communication and news. His research has been published in renowned journals such as New Media and Society, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Telematics and Informatics, and Communication Studies. He has conducted research and taught courses in Germany, Norway, Japan, South Korea and Indonesia. His current interests focus on using advanced research methods in social science research.