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. Zeng's paper is a finalist for the Lee Dirks Best Paper Award.
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.
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.