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Seminar Description

This installment of the Yahoo! Data Science seminar series at Rutgers will be dedicated to social media. We will have speakers from industry, startups and academic that tackle large scale social media data in new and interesting ways. Topics will include anything from machine learning, visualization, social science, design and applications of big data, and more.


Tentative schedule is listed below, and will be updated as more speakers are confirmed.
Date Speaker Title
January 25th Gilad Lotan, VP R&D, SocialFlow The Right Tweet at the Right Time: understanding information flows in the age of Twitter
February 1st Deborah Estrin, UCLA Participatory mHealth: Opportunities and Challenges
February 22nd Emre Kiciman, Microsoft Research Learning about the world through social media
February 29th Hilary Mason, Short URLs, Big Data: understanding the web in realtime
March 7th Eric Gilbert, Georgia Tech Finding gossip and hierarchy in email
March 28th (7:30pm) Thomas Lento, Facebook Understanding a Global Network: Research at Facebook. Note unusual time, and place: Alexander Library 4th Floor.
April 4th David Ayman Shamma, Yahoo! Research Social Substrates: People and the data they make