Dr. West and Portenoy publish new book chapter
Monday, November 14, 2016

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".

DataLab at SocInfo'16
Monday, November 14, 2016

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 published in PLOS ONE
Monday, November 14, 2016
Walker contributes to Cultural Digitally
Friday, November 11, 2016

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.

Walker speaks at GESIS
Monday, October 10, 2016

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.

Paper on text simplification at EMNLP 2016
Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Yea-Seul Kim and Dr. Hullman's work on lexical simplification of scientific jargon will be presented at EMNLP 2016.

Dr. Hullman to present at InfoVis 2016
Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Dr Hullman will present work on evaluating uncertainty visualization, transparent statistics, and critical visualization at IEEE InfoVis 2016. Zening Qu and Dr. Hullman will present work on tools for designing consistent visualization sets. 

Spiro to present at ASA
Friday, August 19, 2016

Dr. Spiro will present at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association next week. She will talk about joint work with Dr. Zack Almquist at the Rationality and Society Section, Session on Rationality and Social Structure. This year's ASA will be held in Seattle!

Washington Post
Monday, August 01, 2016

Jevin West and his colleagues from Stanford and NYU work on self-citation was featured in the Washington Post

Nature News
Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Jevin West and colleagues' paper on gender differences in self citation was featured in Nature.

DataLab welcomes REU students
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

This summer the DataLab will host a number of undergraduate research assistants as part of the NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. This program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation.

DataLab at IC2S2
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

DataLab members Nina Cesare and Li Zeng presented at the 2nd Annual International Conference on Computational Social Science in Evanston, IL. Additional Congratulations to Nina on winning the Best Poster Award!

MIT Technology Review
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The project with Poshen Lee, Jevin West and Bill Howe was written up in MIT Technology Review as "The First Visual Search Engine for Scientific Diagrams."

Yea-Seul Kim, Francis Nguyen and Dr. Hullman Release Chrome Plugin
Monday, May 09, 2016

Yea-Seul Kim and Francis Nguyen created Atlas of Me, a Chrome plugin for generating personalized spatial analogies to help people understand distances and areas they encounter online. Download at and see the related research paper:

DataLab research at ICWSM
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

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).