News and Updates
Dr. West and Jason Portenoy have a new book chapter in the recently published, Big Data Is Not a Monolith, from MIT Press. Their chapter is called, "The Data Gold Rush in Higher Education".
Dr Spiro, along with DataLab PhD students Nina Cesare and Li Zeng, will be at the 2016 Social Informatics Conference this week. Cesare and Zeng will both be presenting new research.
Dr. Spiro and Dr. Andrés Monroy-Hernández (Microsoft Research) have a new article, Shifting Stakes: Understanding the Dynamic Roles of Individuals and Organizations in Social Media Protests, in PLOS ONE.
DataLab PhD student Shawn Walker wrote about the need for more transparency and access for political data in Culture Digitally to articulate what the election reveals about his own inquiry, and what our agenda as scholars in the world needs to be for the next four years.
DataLab PhD student gave an invited talk entitled 'Examining the Authenticity and Reliability of Social Media Datasets' at GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences in Köln, Germany.
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.