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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!

PhD student Walker accepts position at ASU
Monday, May 15, 2017

DataLab PhD student Shawn Walker accepted a tenure-track faculty position at Arizona State University in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences! Congratulations, Shawn! 

Zeng to present at iConference 2017
Thursday, March 23, 2017

DataLab PhD student Li Zeng will present her paper Let’s Workout! Exploring Social Exercise in an Online Fitness Community at the 2017 IConference this week. The paper is a collaboration with Zack W. Almquist at University of Minnesota and DataLab faculty member Emma S. Spiro. Zeng's paper is a finalist for the Lee Dirks Best Paper Award.

Dr. Spiro speaks at Berkeley Department of Demography
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Dr. Spiro presented new work at the University of California, Berkeley Department of Demography Brown Bag Seminar Series this week. Her talk Look Who's Watching: Understanding the Audience of Police on Social Media explores demographic characteristics of the online audience for police accounts on Twitter.

Dr. Spiro to speak at NYC Data Science Seminar Series
Monday, March 20, 2017

Dr. Spiro is scheduled to speak at the NYC Data Science Seminar this week. The seminar is jointly organized by NYU, Cornell Tech, Facebook, Columbia University and Microsoft Research NYC. 

Boing Boing
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Dr. West and Dr. Bergstrom's proposed seminar on BS was recently featured in Boing Boing.

The Outline
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Dr. West and Dr. Bergstrom's proposed seminar on BS was recently featured in The Outline.

Brain Magazine
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Dr. West and Dr. Bergstrom's proposed seminar on BS was recently featured in Brain Magazine.

Chronicle of Higher Education
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Dr. West and Dr. Bergstrom's proposed seminar on BS was recently featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Fast Company Co.Design
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Dr. West and Dr. Bergstrom's proposed seminar on BS was recently featured in Fast Company Co.Design.

KOMO News
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Dr. West and Dr. Bergstrom's proposed seminar on BS was recently featured on KOMO News.

Seattle PI
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Dr. West and Dr. Bergstrom's proposed seminar on BS was recently featured in the Seattle PI.

NPR
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Dr. West and Dr. Bergstrom's proposed seminar on BS was recently featured on NPR's Morning Edition.

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