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."
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."
Dr. Spiro and coauthor's work "What it Takes to Get Passed On: Message Content, Style, and Structure as Predictors of Retransmission in the Boston Marathon Bombing Response" was recently published in PlosOne.
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.
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Dr. Spiro will be presenting "Social Interaction in Activity-Based Online Communities" at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Seattle, WA.
FiveThirtyEight published a news story that mentions Jevin's PLoS paper on gender and scholarly authorship patterns in the JSTOR corpus.
Dr. Spiro and Logan Walls will be presenting "What Should Count?: A Quantitative Approach to Scoping Rumors in Social Media." at the 2015 Social Media and Society Conference in Toronto.
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.
Dr. Spiro received a new grant from the Army Research Office Young Investigator Program to study "Mass Convergence of Attention During Crisis Events."
Dr. Blumenstock will be presenting "Promises and Pitfalls of Mobile Money in Afghanistan: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial" at ICTD 2015 in Singapore.
DataLab faculty (Joshua Blumenstock), collaborators (Ott Toomet), and students (Raza Khan) will be presenting at NetMob 2015 in Cambridge, MA.
Dr. Blumenstock will be presenting "Measuring and Mapping Wealth and Well-Being with Passively Collected Mobile Phone Data" at Princeton University on Friday, March 27.