Dr. Blumenstock, along with UW professor Tyler McCormick, have received a grant from the National Science Foundation to study "Sparse Motifs: Compact Bayesian Models of Massive Social Graphs"
Dr. Blumenstock was awarded a research grant from the World Bank to study "Conflict and Private Sector Development in Afghanistan"
Dr. Blumenstock and PhD student Niall Keleher have received a grant from the Gates Foundation to study the impact of first-time mobile phone use on households in rural Philippines. The project is titled, "Integrating Isolated Communities."
Dr. Spiro will be at Berkeley next week to speak at the New Directions in Computational Social Science & Data Science Symposium.
Dr. Blumenstock is presenting "Fighting Poverty with Data: Research at the Intersection of Machine Learning and Development Economics" at Wesleyan University
Collaborative research by Dr. Spiro and Dr. Starbird (UW HCDE) shows that official accounts can help truth win out over misinformation on Twitter. Read more in the featured article in GeekWire.
DataLab faculty and students will be at the International Networks for Social Network Analysis (INSNA) Sunbelt Conference this week.
Research by DataLab co-Director Dr. Blumenstock was discussed in an article in today's New York Times, "Satellite Images Can Pinpoint Poverty Where Surveys Can’t."
Dr. Blumenstock will be presenting his research on behavioral constraints to saving at the Pacific Development Conference at Stanford University.
On Wed. January 27th, Dr. Spiro will speak about her research exploring rumoring behavior on social media during crisis events at the UW Undergraduate Research Seminar: Research Exposed! Approaches to Inquiry.
Dr. Spiro's article "Research opportunities at the intersection of social media and survey data" is being published in the upcoming special issue of Current Opinion in Psychology on Social media and applications to health behavior.
DataLab faculty and students had a number of paper accepted to the 2016 ACM CHI conference. Yea Seul Kim and Dr. Hullman's paper 'Generating Personalized Spatial Analogies for Distances and Areas', with collaborator Maneesh Agrawala was accepted. Dr. Hullman's work 'Approximately When is my Bus? User-centered Visualizations of Uncertainty in Everyday, Mobile Predictive Systems' with collaborators Matt Kay, Tara Kola, and Sean Munson, was also accepted to the conference. Finally, Dr. Spiro's research article 'Could this be true? I think so! Expressed Uncertainty in Online Rumoring' co-authored Dr. Kate Starbird (HCDE), and students I. Edwards, K. Zhou, J. Maddock, and S. Narasimhan was accepted.