Last week I had the opportunity to give a lecture at ETH Zurich on ‘Measuring Polarization on Social Media’, for the course ‘Machine Learning and Modelling for Social Networks‘.
Many thanks to Izabela Moise for the invitation, as well as Lloyd, Nino, and Olivia for hosting me.
Our system for ‘Exploring Polarized Consumption of News Online’ has been accepted for demonstration at WWW2017, Perth, Australia. The demo is hosted by Kiran.
Check it out here.
Our tutorial “Polarization on Social Media” has been accepted to the AAAI International Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM 2017). We’ll be the usual team, with Aris, Gianmarco, and Kiran. See you in Montreal, then!
It seems that with the rising popularity of messaging platforms and the advancements in NLP, chatbots are a hot topic these days [Business Insider]. So when Aalto asked us last September to suggest topics for Bachelor’s theses, I proposed bot development.
Two computer science students, Jere Vaara and Miika Rantakaulio, opted for the topic and developed a chatbot for their thesis. Jere developed a calendar scheduling bot for Telegram and Miika a place-search bot for Facebook Messenger. They worked hard for this semester and just presented their theses – making me (undeservedly) proud as their advisor.
Our paper on ‘Reducing controversy by connecting opposing views’ will appear at next year’s WSDM, in Cambridge.
I made a short presentation about the work for our research group meeting – you can find the slides here.
Elisa, a Finnish telecommunications company, kindly invited me to give a brief introductory talk on Urban Computing yesterday. Here are the slides from the talk.