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.



Kathryn Zyskowski, Meredith Ringel Morris, Jeffrey P. Bigham, Mary L. Gray, and Shaun Kane, Accessible Crowdwork? Understanding the Value in and Challenge of Microtask Employment for People with Disabilities, ACM – Association for Computing Machinery, March 2015

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

Benjamin Livshits and Todd Mytkowicz, Saving Money While Polling with InterPoll using Power Analysis, AAAI - Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, 2 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

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