Office: 236 Grehan
Email: andy.pilny [at] uky.edu
Personal Website: https://sites.google.com/site/andypilny2/
B.A. 2008, M.A. 2010, Ph.D. 2015, University of Illinois
I like to study things like organizational communication, multi-team systems, network theory, Big Data, and computational social science. I mostly develop and test theories to better advance different types of organizing systems. On the side, I am also interested in communication and behavior in virtual worlds including massive multi-player online video games and experimental gaming designs. I like to use many different research methods, but specialize in social network analysis.
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Shumate, M., Atouba, Y., Cooper, K., & Pilny, A (in press). Interorganizational communication.International encyclopedia of organizational communication. In C. Scott, & L. Lewis (Eds.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
Pilny, A., Schecter, A., Poole, M.S., & Contractor, N. (in press) An illustration of the relational event model to analyze group interaction processes. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice
Ford, J. L., Ford, J. S., Frei, S. S., Pliny, A., & Berkelaar, B. L. (in press). A network under stress: Using embeddedness to understand uncertainty management and resilience in campus emergencies. Journal of Applied Communication Research.
Carlson, E., Cooper, K., & Pilny, A. (in press). Mixing methods in organizational communication research. In E. Cohen (Ed.), Communication Yearbook, 40. New York: Routledge.
Shumate, M., Atouba, Y., Cooper, K., & Pilny, A. (2014). Bridging the Ã¤Ã³Ã¬Third SpaceÃ¤Ã³ : Examining the antecedents to social entrepreneurship. Management Communication Quarterly, 28(3), 404Å’_421. doi:10.1177/0893318914538561
Pilny, A., Atouba, Y., & Riles, J. (2014). How do SMOs create moral resources? The roles of media visibility, networks, activism, and political capacity. Western Journal of Communication, 78(3), 358Å’_377. doi: 10.1080/10570314.2013.866689
Shumate, M., Pilny, A., Atouba, Y., Kim, J., Pena y Lillo, M., Cooper, K., Sahagun, A., & Yang, S. (2013). A taxonomy of communication networks. In E. Cohen (Ed.), Communication Yearbook, 37, (pp. 94Å’_123). New York: Routledge.
Pilny, A., & Shumate, M. (2012). Hyperlinks as extensions of offline instrumental collective action. Information, Communication & Society, 15(2), 260Å’_286. doi: 10.1080/1369118x.2011.606328
Pilny, A., Keegan, B., Foucalt-Welles, B., Riedl, C., Radford, J., Ognyanova, K., DeChurch, L., Macy, M., Contractor, N., & Meleis, W. (2016). Designing online experiments: Citizen science approaches to research. Proceedings of the 19th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing Companion (pp. 498-502). doi:10.1145/2818052.2855516
Pilny, A., Yahja, A., Poole, M.S., & Dobosh, M. (2014). A dynamic social network experiment with multiteam systems. In Big Data and Cloud computing, Proceedings of 2014 Social Computing (SocialCom), (pp. 587Å’_593). IEEE. doi: 10.1109/BDCloud.2014.81
Cai, Y. D., Ahmed, I., Pilny, A., Brown, C., Atouba, Y., Poole, M. S. (2013). SocialMapExplorer: Visualizing social networks of massively multiplayer online games in temporalÅ’_geographic space. Proceedings of the 2nd Conference of the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment: Bridging from the eXtreme to the campus and beyond (XSEDE '13). doi: 10.1145/2484762.2484805
Brown, C., Ahmed, I., Cai, D. Poole, M.S., Pilny, A. & Atouba, Y. (2012). Comparing the performance of group detection algorithm in serial and parallel processing environments. Proceedings of the 1st Conference of the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment: Bridging from the eXtreme to the campus and beyond (XSEDE '12). doi: 10.1145/2335755.2335817
Ahmed, I., Brown, C., Pilny, A., Cai, D., Atouba, Y., & Poole, M.S. (2011). Identification of groups in online environments: The twists and turns of grouping groups. Proceedings of 2011 Social Computing (SocialCom). (pp. 629Å’_632). IEEE doi: 10.1109/PASSAT/SocialCom.2011.180
CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS PAPERS
Shumate, M., Cooper, K., Pilny, A., & Pena, (2015, August). The nonprofit capacities instrument. Paper presented at 2015 Academy of Management. Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Pilny, A., Dinh, L., Poole, M.S., Skurka, C. (2015, June). Empirically testing an InputÅ’_ProcessÅ’_Outcome multi team system model. Paper presented at 2015 International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, Brighton, United Kingdom.
Pilny, A., Dinh, L., Bryan, A., & Proulx, J. (2015, May). An adaptive structurational framework for network emergence. Paper presented at 2015 International Communication Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico a. Winner: Top Brief Entertaining Scholarly Talk (B.E.S.T.) | Networks panel
Pilny, A., Poole, M.S., Dobosh, M., & Yahja, A. (2014, November). Dynamic communication patterns and performance in small groups. Paper presented at 2014 National Communication Association, Chicago, IL. a. Top Paper panel in Group Communication Division
Pilny, A., Shumate, M., Pena y Lillo, M., Atouba, Y., & Cooper, K. (2014, May). The structures of interorganizational communication networks. Paper presented at 2014 International Communication Association Conference, Seattle, WA. a. Top 4 Paper panel in Organizational Communication Division
Pilny, A., Yahja, A., Poole, M.S., & Dobosh, M. (2014, February). Of the structures we create: Using relational event analysis to predict group performance outcomes. Paper presented at 2014 International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, St. Pete Beach, FL.
Pilny, A., & Atouba, Y. (2014, February). Actors, events, and networks: A multilevel ERGM of social movement organizing. Paper presented at 2014 International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, St. Pete Beach, FL.
Pilny, A. (2013, November). Connections between collective action episodes: A theory of social movements as networks of communication episodes. Paper presented at 2013 National Communication Association, Washington, DC.
Pilny, A., & Atouba, Y. (2013, February). Why do frames dif use the way they do? A network theory of framing. Paper presented at 2012 Western States Communication Association, Reno, NV. a. Top Student Paper: Theory Division
Shumate, M., Cooper, K., Pena y Lillo, M., & Pilny, A. (2012, November). The nonprofit capacity instrument: A validation. Paper presented at 2012 Association for Research on Nonprofit Organization and Voluntary Action Conference, Indianapolis, IN.
Shumate, M., Pilny, A., Cooper, K., & Atouba, Y. (2010). The impact of interorganizational network evolution on outcomes for nongovernmental organizations: A summary of current research. Paper presented at 2010 National Communication Association Conference, San Francisco, CA.
Pilny, A. , Poole, M.S., Yahja, A., Skurka, & Dinh, L. (2015, May). Uncertainty in social media and team performance: An experimental design in progress. Poster presented at 2015 International Communication Association: Computational Social Science PreÅ’_Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Shumate, M., Pilny, A., Atouba, Y., Ihm, J., Cooper, K., Peny y Lillo, M., & O'Connor, A. (2012, June). NGO power brands and corporate alignment: A test of the symbiotic sustainability model. Poster presented at the 2012 ACM Web Science Conference, Evanston, IL.
CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS PANELS
Pilny, A., & Poole, M.S. (2015, May) Challenges and opportunities of developing an online public goods game. Panel discussion at 2015 International Communication Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico