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Final Report on Twitter Response to Boston

Published on May 20, 2013 by

Today we released the final report in a series of three research highlights on the bombing and other events in Boston, MA earlier this month. In this third report we discuss the content of Twitter messages and the warnings/advisories that … Continue reading

 
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Gibson and Spiro to Present HEROIC Research at Sunbelt 2013

Published on May 15, 2013 by

Team members Ben Gibson and Emma Spiro will head to Hamburg, Germany next week to present preliminary findings from HEROIC projects at Sunbelt XXXIII. The annual conference is sponsored by the International Network for Social Network Analysis. Gibson will speak on recent … Continue reading

 
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Spiro to Join University of Washington

Published on May 15, 2013 by

NCASD lab member Emma Spiro has accepted a tenure track assistant professor position at the University of Washington Information School starting Fall 2013. Congratulations, Emma!

 
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Second Report on Twitter Activity During Boston Bombing

Published on May 14, 2013 by

The HEROIC team has released a second online research highlight that focuses on Twitter activity during the recent events in Boston, MA. This second report explores relational and conversational aspects of messages posted by official government accounts during the event. … Continue reading

 
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New Research Highlight on the Boston Bombing

Published on May 10, 2013 by

In recent work the HEROIC team examines the behavior of government organizations during the recent bombing at the Boston Marathon.  In particular the team looks at the drastic increase in followers that these government accounts experienced during the week of … Continue reading

 
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Almquist Awarded the Mathematical Sociology Outstanding Dissertation in Progress Award

Published on May 9, 2013 by

Lab member Zack Almquist has been awarded the Mathematical Sociology Outstanding Dissertation in Progress Award from the American Sociological Association’s Section on Mathematical Sociology for his dissertation entitled “Vertex Processes in Social Networks” (advised by lab PI Carter Butts).

 
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Almquist Speaks at Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology Seminar Series

Published on May 9, 2013 by

Lab member Zack Almquist gave a talk, “US Census Spatial and Demographic Data in R with Applications to Spatially Embedded Social Networks,” in the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology Seminar Series, University of Washington, Seattle.

 
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Almquist Accepts Position at University of Minnesota

Published on May 9, 2013 by

Lab member Zack Almquist has accepted a tenure track assistant professor position joint in the Department of Sociology and the School of Statistics at the University of Minnesota starting Fall 2013. Congratulations, Zack!

 
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Spiro to Join MSR for the Summer

Published on May 3, 2013 by

NCASD lab member Emma Spiro will be interning at Microsoft Research this summer. Spiro will be working with the team at Future Social Experiences (FUSE) Labs in Redmond, WA.

 
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