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What and Who
Title:Machine Learning for Social Systems: Modeling Opinions, Activities, and Interactions
Speaker:Julian McAuley
coming from:Stanford University
Speakers Bio:Julian McAuley is a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University, where he works with Jure Leskovec on modeling the structure
and dynamics of social networks. His current work is concerned with modeling opinions and behavior in online communities, especially
with respect to their linguistic and temporal dimensions. Previously, Julian received his PhD from the ANU under Tiberio Caetano, with
whom he worked on inference and learning in structured output spaces. His work has been featured in Time, Forbes, New Scientist,
and Wired, and has received over 30,000 "likes" on Facebook.
Event Type:SWS Colloquium
Visibility:SWS, RG1
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Level:AG Audience
Language:English
Date, Time and Location
Date:Thursday, 6 March 2014
Time:11:30
Duration:90 Minutes
Location:Kaiserslautern
Building:G26
Room:113
Abstract
The proliferation of user-generated content on the web provides a wealth of opportunity to study humans through their online traces.
I will discuss three aspects of my research, which aims to model and understand people's behavior online. First, I will develop rich
models of opinions by combining structured data (such as ratings) with unstructured data (such as text). Second, I will describe how
preferences and behavior evolve over time, in order to characterize the process by which people "acquire tastes" for products such
as beer and wine. Finally, I will discuss how people organize their personal social networks into communities with common interests
and interactions. These lines of research require models that are capable of handling high-dimensional, interdependent, and
time-evolving data, in order to gain insights into how humans behave.
Contact
Name(s):Claudia Richter
Phone:9303 9103
EMail:--email address not disclosed on the web
Video Broadcast
Video Broadcast:YesTo Location:Saarbr├╝cken
To Building:E1 5To Room:029
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