I acted as examiner to 6 PhD defenses at the University of Pisa. Thanks to Prof. Paolo Ferragina for the hospitality!
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.
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.
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.
Our paper ‘Efficient Markov-Chain Monitoring’ with Harshal Chaudhari and Evimaria Terzi will appear at the SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM) 2018.
Our tutorial on ‘Polarization on Social Media’ with Kiran, Gianmarco, and Aris will be hosted at the Web Conference (WWW2018) next year, in Lyon, France.