Studying Social Phenomena by Mining Massive Online Networks

Monday, 17 February 2014
Grand Ballroom A (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
Jure Leskovec , Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Social interactions of hundreds of millions of people on the Web leaves massive digital traces, which can naturally be represented, studied and analyzed as networks of interactions. Computationally analyzing such massive networks offers enormous potential to address long-standing scientific questions as well as a new perspective on fundamental questions in the social sciences. The talk discusses how analysis of massive networks can be applied to study online interactions and the dynamics of information flows through such networks.