DIMACS Workshop on Building Communities for Transforming Social Media Research Through New Approaches for Collecting, Analyzing, and Exploring Social Media Data

April 10 - 11, 2014
DIMACS Center, CoRE Building, Rutgers University

Chirag Shah, Rutgers University, chirags at rutgers.edu
Mor Naaman, Cornell Tech, mor. naaman at cornell.edu
Winter Mason, Stevens Institute, winter.mason at stevens.edu
Presented under the auspices of the DIMACS Special Focus on Information Sharing and Dynamic Data Analysis.

Workshop Program:

Thursday, April 10, 2014

12:00 -  1:20  Registration and Lunch, Introductions

 1:20 -  1:30  Director's Welcome 
               Rebecca Wright, Director of DIMACS

 1:30 -  5:00  Short Talks      (3:00 - 3:30 Coffee break)

               terasaur: Gigabytes to Terabytes
               Paul Jones, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
               Is it an Epidemic of GIGOitis?
               Leonard Hirsch, Smithsonian Institute

               Wiki Surveys: Open and Quantifiable Social Data Collection
               Matthew J. Salganik, Microsoft Research and Princeton University

               Coding the Twitter Sphere: Humans and Machines Learning Together
               Stuart Shulman, Texifter  

               Sensing, Understanding, and Shaping Human Behavior
               Vivek Singh, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

               A Wordcount Approach to Assessing the Moral Color of Old & New Media
               John Voiklis, Brown University and Harmony Institute

               Automated Discovery and Visualization of Communication Networks from Social Media
               Anatoliy Gruzd, Dalhousie University, Canada  

               Collecting and Connecting On and Offline Political Network Data
               Libby Hemphill, Illinois Institute of Technology

               Is Content Really King? An Objective Analysis of the Public's Response to Medical Videos on YouTube
               Tejas Desai, East Carolina University 
               Searching for Information in Online Health Communities
               Yan Zhang, University of Texas at Austin 

               Text-mining Social Media to Study Mental and Physical Health
               Lyle Ungar, University of Pennsylvania  

               Taming the Long Tail: Identifying Filtering in Social Media
               Augustin Chaintreau, Columbia University

 5:00 -  6:30  Reception with light refreshments (Dinner on your own)

Friday, April 11, 2014

 8:30 -  9:00  Breakfast

 9:00 -  9:15  Demo of SOCRATES

 9:15 - 10:30  Session on Collection (tools, storage)

10:30 - 11:00  Coffee break

11:00 - 12:30  Session on Analysis (research methods, evaluation)

12:30 -  1:30  Lunch

 1:30 -  3:00  Session on Exploration (linking, visualization)

 3:00 -  3:30  Coffee break

 3:30 -  4:30  Open session

 4:30 -  5:00  Wrap-up

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