News and Updates
DataLab faculty and students attended the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems this past week. CHI, the premier international conference of Human-Computer Interaction, was held in Denver, CO. DataLab faculty and students presented a variety of work, including a Best Paper by PhD student Yeaseul Kim and Dr. Hullman!
DataLab PhD student Li Zeng will present her paper Let’s Workout! Exploring Social Exercise in an Online Fitness Community at the 2017 IConference this week. The paper is a collaboration with Zack W. Almquist at University of Minnesota and DataLab faculty member Emma S. Spiro.
Dr. Spiro presented new work at the University of California, Berkeley Department of Demography Brown Bag Seminar Series this week. Her talk Look Who's Watching: Understanding the Audience of Police on Social Media explores demographic characteristics of the online audience for police accounts on Twitter.
Dr. Spiro is scheduled to speak at the NYC Data Science Seminar this week. The seminar is jointly organized by NYU, Cornell Tech, Facebook, Columbia University and Microsoft Research NYC.
What we do
The DataLab is the nexus for research on Data Science and Analytics at the UW iSchool. We study large-scale, heterogeneous human data in an effort to understand why individuals, consumers, and societies behave the way they do. Our goal is to use data for the social good, in an ethical manner that can inform policy and impact lives for the better. As the focal point for industry partnerships related to “big data” and business analytics, the DataLab also provides infrastructure and support for student training and engagement in projects that involve the analysis of large datasets.