Social Sciences

Exploring how people use computing in their daily lives


We look at the intersection of the social sciences and technologies in both directions: to understand the underlying social dynamics driving technology usage and online communities, and to exploit technology to inform and extend social-science research.

We engage in research spanning the social sciences: anthropology, communication, media studies, ethnography, psychology, sociology, economics, and other fields of study.

 

Publications

Neha Gupta, David Martin, Ben Hanrahan, and Jacki O'Neill, Turk-Life in India, in Proceedings of Group 2014, ACM Conference on Supporting Groupwork, 9 November 2014

Abhimanyu Das, Sreenivas Gollapudi, Arindam Khan, and Renato Paes Leme, Role of Conformity in Opinion Dynamics in Social Networks, Proc. Intl. Conference on Social Networks (COSN), 1 October 2014

Edith Cohen, Daniel Delling, Thomas Pajor, and Renato F. Werneck, Computing Classic Closeness Centrality, at Scale, no. MSR-TR-2014-71, 29 August 2014

Stuart Schechter and Cristian Bravo-Lillo, Using Ethical-Response Surveys to Identify Sources of Disapproval and Concern with Facebook's Emotional Contagion Experiment and Other Controversial Studies, no. MSR-TR-2014-97, 15 July 2014

Winter Mason, Siddharth Suri, and Duncan J. Watts, Long-Run Learning in Games of Cooperation, in Proceedings of the 15th ACM Conference on Economics and Computation, ACM, 8 June 2014

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