Please join students and faculty for a presentation by Jon Kleinberg, Professor of Computer Science at the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Information Science at the Cornell University. His topic: “The Convergence of Social and Technological Networks.”
From professor Kleinberg: “The growth of social media and on-line social networks has opened up a set of fascinating new challenges and directions for researchers in both computing and the social sciences, and an active interface is growing between these areas. We discuss a set of basic questions that arise in the design and analysis of systems supporting on-line social interaction, focusing on two main issues: the role of network structure in the adoption of social media sites, and the analysis of textual data as a way to study properties of on-line social interaction.”
Lunch will be served.