News

Dr. Krafft to move to OII
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Peter Krafft will join the faculty of the Oxford Internet Institute, the Social Sciences Division, of the University of Oxford this June. Read more in its blog post, New Research Fellow Joins the Oxford Internet Institute. Congratulations, Peter!

Zeng presents at HICSS
Monday, January 14, 2019

PhD student Li Zeng presented her work "'Friending' in Online Fitness Communities: Exploring Activity-Based Online Network Structure" at the 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS).

Zeng invited to speak at Peking University
Thursday, December 20, 2018

PhD student Li Zeng is scheduled to give an invited research talk "Understanding Social Behavior Using Digital Traces" at Peking University this week.

Dr. Krafft to participate in 2019 Berkman Assembly
Monday, December 17, 2018

Dr. Krafft will participate in the (competitively selected) Berkman Assembly program, a program that gathers technologists, managers, and policymakers to confront emerging problems related to the ethics and governance of artificial intelligence.

Kattel, Young, and Dr. Krafft to present at iConference
Monday, December 17, 2018

The DataLab's Critical Platform Studies Group will present their work "Algorithmic Accountability in Surveillance Regulation" at the 2019 iConference.

Kattel, Young, and Dr. Krafft to present at TILTing 2019
Friday, December 14, 2018

The DataLab's Critical Platform Studies Group will present their work "Understanding vs. Accounting for Automated Systems: The Case of the Seattle Surveillance Ordinance" at TILTing 2019: 'Regulating a World in Transition'.

Stewart presents at CSCW 2018
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

PhD student Leo Stewart presented "Drawing the Lines of Contention: Networked Frame Contests within #BlackLivesMatter Discourse" at the 21st ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing.

Dr. Krafft presents at 2018 NeurIPS Workshop
Monday, December 10, 2018

Dr. Krafft and co-authors presented their work "How to Organize your Deep Reinforcement Learning Agents: The Importance of Communication Topology" at the 2018 NeurIPS Deep Reinforcement Learning Workshop

Zeng et al. win Best Paper Award at HCII
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

PhD student Li Zeng won the Best Paper Award of the 10th International Conference on Social Computing and Social Media for her paper “Stay Connected and Keep Motivated: Modeling Activity Level of Exercise in an Online Fitness Community”.

Spiro gives keynote at ASONAM
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Dr. Spiro gave a keynote at the 2018 Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining (ASONAM) conference in Barcelona, Spain.

Dr. Spiro to attend IC2S2 Conference
Friday, July 13, 2018

Dr. Spiro will attend the International Conference on Computational Social Science (IC2S2). At the conference she will present a poster on joint work with PhD student Li Zeng on “Gender Differences in Social Exercise in an Online Fitness Community”.

Zeng to present at HCII
Thursday, July 12, 2018

PhD student Li Zeng will present her work at the 2018 HCI International conference in Las Vegas this week. Her research paper, “Stay Connected and Keep Motivated: Modeling Activity Level of Exercise in an Online Fitness Community” explores personal health and wellness tracking.

Dr. Spiro awarded NSF grant to study rumors online
Friday, September 22, 2017

Dr. Spiro and Dr. Starbird were awarded an NSF grant to study Collective Sensemaking Online. The research project will address empirical and conceptual questions about online rumoring, asking: (1) How do online rumors permute, branch, and otherwise evolve over the course of their lifetime? (2) How can theories of rumor spread in offline settings be extended to online interaction, and what factors (technological and behavioral) influence these dynamics, perhaps making online settings distinct environments for information flow?

Dr. Spiro attends CCubed Conference
Monday, September 11, 2017

Dr. Spiro was invited to attend the Current Challenges in Computing Conference on Computational Social Science last week. The conference, held in Napa, CA brings together experts to spur discussion about how to advance the state of the art by exploiting current and anticipated computing capability.

DataLab at CHI 2017
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

DataLab faculty and students attended the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems this past week. CHI, the premier international conference of Human-Computer Interaction, was held in Denver, CO. DataLab faculty and students presented a variety of work, including a Best Paper by PhD student Yeaseul Kim and Dr. Hullman!

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