Interdisciplinary Seminar Series

Title: Modeling Urgent Information Diffusion via Tweets

Speaker: Jeffrey W. Herrmann and William Rand, University of Maryland

Date: Monday, March 25, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm

Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ


Predicting the diffusion of information through a community can yield insights into how quickly individuals will respond to an emergency or other events. This talk will discuss our approach for developing models of information diffusion by analyzing data about tweets sent by individuals in a social network of approximately 15,000 Twitter users. The collected data includes tweets about the death of Osama bin Laden, Hurricane Irene, Hurricane Sandy, and the 2012 presidential election.

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