Dr. Julie Albright

Los Angeles, California, United States

Dr. Julie Albright is a Research Scientist and Lecturer in the Viterbi School of Engineering at USC. Dr. Albright’s research over the past 16 years has focused on the growing intersection of technology and social / behavioral systems, more recently focused on the growing intersection of energy, behavior and social technologies. Dr. Albright was the Co-PI and Project Lead for the Behavioral Component of a $121 million Smart Grid Demonstration Project with LA Dept of Water and Power, the USC Information Sciences Institute (ISI), the Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) and UCLA, funded by the U.S. Dept of Energy.

Dr. Albright has served as a peer reviewer for the National Science Foundation, the Economic the Social Research Council, UK, as well as a number of professional publications, including the Journal of Computer Mediated Communication, Journal of Communication, Gender and Society and International Sociology. She has won a number of awards for her teaching and service during her tenure at USC, and is the author of several book chapters and multiple peer reviewed journal articles, most recently for Oxford University Press. She was awarded the Hugo G. Beigel Award for outstanding research paper of the year in 2010 for her Internet research. She has a book chapter coming out on online relationships in the Handbook of Virtuality (Oxford University Press) in early 2014.

She is currently working on a book on the impact of social technologies and mobility on society, to be completed early 2016.

Dr. Albright is the President of Walden Bromley Media - a firm which created bespoke content, storytelling and social research.

  • Work
    • University of Southern California
  • Education
    • Ph.D. - University of Southern California