DataLab PhD student Shawn Walker wrote about the need for more transparency and access for political data in Culture Digitally to articulate what the election reveals about his own inquiry, and what our agenda as scholars in the world needs to be for the next four years.
DataLab PhD student gave an invited talk entitled 'Examining the Authenticity and Reliability of Social Media Datasets' at GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences in Köln, Germany.
Yea-Seul Kim and Dr. Hullman's work on lexical simplification of scientific jargon will be presented at EMNLP 2016.
Dr Hullman will present work on evaluating uncertainty visualization, transparent statistics, and critical visualization at IEEE InfoVis 2016. Zening Qu and Dr. Hullman will present work on tools for designing consistent visualization sets.
Dr. Spiro will present at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association next week. She will talk about joint work with Dr. Zack Almquist at the Rationality and Society Section, Session on Rationality and Social Structure. This year's ASA will be held in Seattle!
Jevin West and his colleagues from Stanford and NYU work on self-citation was featured in the Washington Post.
This summer the DataLab will host a number of undergraduate research assistants as part of the NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. This program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation.
DataLab members Nina Cesare and Li Zeng presented at the 2nd Annual International Conference on Computational Social Science in Evanston, IL. Additional Congratulations to Nina on winning the Best Poster Award!
Dr. Spiro and DataLab PhD student Li Zeng had a poster paper accepted to the 2016 International Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM). Dr. Spiro will travel to Cologne, Germany in May to present their research, along with her work ons tructures of thanks and user expectations in workplace appreciation systems, joint with Andres Monroy-Hernandez (MSR) and J. Nathan Matias (MIT).
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."