News

"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."

Inside Higher Ed
Inside Higher Ed: Men self-cite more frequently than women
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Inside Higher Education published a news story about Jevin's collaboration with Molly King, Shelley Correll, Carl Bergstrom and Jennifer Jacquet in which they study self-citation patterns by gender in the JSTOR corpus. 

Spiro published in PLoS ONE
Monday, August 24, 2015
Dr. Hullman receives Google grant to study uncertainty visualization
Sunday, August 16, 2015

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. 

DataLab is hiring!
Friday, August 14, 2015

Do you have second-nature linux skills, and a love of big, messy data? Consider applying to work at the DataLab!

Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM)
Monday, August 10, 2015

Dr. Spiro will be presenting "

FiveThirtyEight: In Science, It Matters that Women Come Last
Wednesday, August 05, 2015

FiveThirtyEight published a news story that mentions Jevin's PLoS paper on gender and scholarly authorship patterns in the JSTOR corpus.  

DataLab at Social Media and Society 2015
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
DataLab Welcomes REU Students
Wednesday, July 01, 2015

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.

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