News and Updates
Dr. Spiro and DataLab PhD student Li Zeng had a poster paper accepted to the 2016 International Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM). Dr. Spiro will travel to Cologne, Germany in May to present their research, along with her work ons tructures of thanks and user expectations in workplace appreciation systems, joint with Andres Monroy-Hernandez (MSR) and J. Nathan Matias (MIT).
Dr. Blumenstock, along with UW professor Tyler McCormick, have received a grant from the National Science Foundation to study "Sparse Motifs: Compact Bayesian Models of Massive Social Graphs"
Dr. Blumenstock was awarded a research grant from the World Bank to study "Conflict and Private Sector Development in Afghanistan"
Dr. Spiro will be at Berkeley next week to speak at the New Directions in Computational Social Science & Data Science Symposium.
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.