This morning, I gave a talk at the Machine Learning seminar (link) organized by HIIT (University of Helsinki and Aalto). Thanks to Teemu Roos for the invitation.
The title of the talk was “Machine Learning for Database Management Systems – and vice versa”. You can find the slides here.
I gave a short talk at a seminar on Digitalization (link) organized by Dr. Carl-Gustav Linden. The slides are here.
These days, the University of Helsinki Think Corner (Tiedekulma) is organizing “Crazy World” discussion events that deal with international relations, world leaders and authoritarianism, economy 10 years after Lehman Brothers, world religions and Russia. (Link to event description)
Toni Rönni, one of the organizers of the events, asked me to say a few words about ‘social media and echo chambers’ and our recent research that appeared at the Web Conference (for the paper, follow this ACM Link).
Here is the video.
Carlos Castillo (link) and I presented a poster at StanCon (link) in Helsinki this week. The poster discussed our research-in-progress on our algorithmic fairness project, which looks into university admission criteria.
Aris Gionis and I presented the polarization tutorial at KDD this year (prepared jointly with Kiran and Gianmarco).
Slides are available here.
Kiran, Gianmarco, Aris and I attended the Web Conference in Lyon last week, where we presented our tutorial (link) on polarization on social media, as well as our recent, large-scale study on echo chamber on Twitter (link).
The tutorial was a particularly good opportunity to present a large number of works from the related literature of various disciplines and discuss with the audience. Part of the discussion was reported on Lemonde by William Audureau, who covered the conference for the newspaper.
Link to the Le Monde article: here (in French).
Link to tutorial material: here.
Link to Aalto press release: here.
Link to University of Helsinki‘s post: here.
Our paper ‘Political Discourse on Social Media: ‘Echo Chambers, Gatekeepers, and the Price of Bipartisanship’, with Kiran, Gianmarco and Aris, will be presented at the Web Conference (WWW2018) in Lyon this spring.