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, 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.
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.
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.
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."
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."
Dr. Spiro and coauthor's work "What it Takes to Get Passed On: Message Content, Style, and Structure as Predictors of Retransmission in the Boston Marathon Bombing Response" was recently published in PlosOne.
Dr. Hullman, along with Dr. Sean Munson of HCDE, received a new grant from Google to study uncertainty visualization of bus arrival time predictions on mobile interfaces.
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Dr. Spiro will be presenting "Social Interaction in Activity-Based Online Communities" at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Seattle, WA.
FiveThirtyEight published a news story that mentions Jevin's PLoS paper on gender and scholarly authorship patterns in the JSTOR corpus.
Dr. Spiro and Logan Walls will be presenting "What Should Count?: A Quantitative Approach to Scoping Rumors in Social Media." at the 2015 Social Media and Society Conference in Toronto.
This summer the DataLab will welcome new undergraduate student researchers at part of the NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates Program. Student researchers will be working under the supervision of Dr. Hullman and Dr. Spiro.