News

New research published in PNAS
Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Dr. Spiro and collaborators have a new research article, "A cross-hazard analysis of terse message retransmission on Twitter", published in the Proceedings of the National Academcy of Sciences.

Article published in Science Magazine
Friday, November 27, 2015

Dr. Blumenstock's paper, Predicting Poverty and Wealth from Mobile Phone Data, is being published in the November 27 issue of Science Magazine!

Millenium Grand Challenge
Monday, November 23, 2015

Dr. Blumenstock was awarded a Millenium Grand Challenge Exploration grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Yea Seul Kim and Dr. Hullman's work featured on DataDriven Journalism
Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Yea Seul Kim and Dr. Hullman's work on text simplification for science journalism was featured on the European Journalism Center's website Data Driven Journalism

Dr. Hullman's work on uncertainty visualization published in PLOS ONE
Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Dr. Hullman's work on Hypothetical Outcome Plots, a new technique for visualizing uncertainty in data, has been published in PLOS ONE.

Duke University Machine Learning Seminar
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Jevin is giving a talk at Duke University's Machine Learning Seminar on mining the scholarly literature.

DataLab Open House
Friday, November 06, 2015

We had our first DataLab Open House.  Thanks to everyone who attended.  It was a great event! 

Pew Biomedical Conference
Friday, November 06, 2015

Jevin gave one of the plenary talks on measuring scholarly influence at the Pew Biomedical Scholars Conference in the Cayman Islands.

"Ghost Cities" research featured in international newspapers
Thursday, November 05, 2015

DataLab PhD student Guanghua Chi's research on Chinese Ghost Cities has been featured in the MIT Technology Review, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and other major media outlets around the world.

DataLab paper accepted at ACM-DEV
Sunday, November 01, 2015

Research by DataLab members Joshua Blumenstock and Niall Keleher has been accepted for oral presentation and publication at the ACM Conference on Computing for Development in London. The paper is titled, "The Price Is Right? Statistical evaluation of a crowdsourced market information system in Liberia."

Yea Seul Kim and Dr. Hullman publish at C+J 2015
Sunday, November 01, 2015

Yea Seul Kim, Dr. Hullman, and collaborator Eytan Adar published and presented their work DeScipher: A Text Simplification Tool for Science Journalism at the 2015 Computation+Journalism conference. 

Toomet Releases New Version of R Package
Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Datalab fellow Ott Toomet, along with collaborators, released a new version of maxLik, a package for Maximum Likelihood estimations for R.  The package features Marquardt (1963) quadratic approximation control, and a new API. Download and more information available at CRAN.

Spiro published in Sociological Methods & Research
Friday, October 16, 2015

Dr. Spiro and collaborators have published in Sociological Methods & Research. The paper titled "Using Twitter for Demographic and Social Science Research: Tools for Data Collection and Processing" is now available online. 

Papers accepted at CSCW 2016
Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Dr. Spiro, along with collaborator Kate Starbird and students, have had two papers accepted to the ACM 2016 Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW). The papers are titled: "Keeping Up with the Tweet-Dashians: The Impact of ‘Official’ Accounts on Online Rumoring" and "How Information Snowballs: Exploring the Role of Exposure in Online Rumor Propagation."

Paper accepted to HICSS 2016
Friday, October 09, 2015

DataLab PhD student Li Zeng, along with Dr. Spiro and Kate Starbird, have had a paper accepted to the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS). The paper is titled: "Rumors at the Speed of Light? Modeling the Rate of Rumor Transmission during Crisis."

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