In the Social Computing Lab, we integrate methods from network analysis, natural language processing, and machine learning/ AI with theories from the social sciences to advance knowledge and discovery about interaction-based and communication-based social systems. The lab is directed by Jana Diesner (CV) (bio).
- New paper wins the best paper award at TrustNLP 2023 workshop: Jeoung, S., Kilicoglu, H., & Diesner, J. (2023). Examining the Causal Impact of First Names on Language Models: The Case of Social Commonsense Reasoning. In Proceedings of 3rd Workshop on Trustworthy Natural Language Processing (TrustNLP) at Annual Conference of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), Toronto, Canada. [pdf]
- New journal paper: Dinh, L., Sarol, J.M., Jeoung, S., & Diesner, J. (2023): Are we projecting gender biases to ungendered things? Differences in referring to female versus male named hurricanes in 33 years of news coverage. Computational Communication Research. doi: 10.5117/CCR2023.1.006.DINH
- New journal paper: Hu, Y., LeBlanc, Z., Diesner, J., Underwood, T., Layne-Worthey, G., Downie, J.S. (2023). Complexities of Leveraging User-generated Book Reviews for Scholarly Research: Transiency, Cultural Dependencies, and Power Dynamics. International Journal on Digital Libraries. doi: 10.1007/s00799-023-00376-z
- New conference paper: Ge, Y., Jeoung, S., Dinh, L., & Diesner, J. (2024). Detection and Mitigation of the Negative Impact of Dataset Extractivity on Abstractive Summarization. Findings of ACL, Association for Computational Linguistics. [pdf]
- New paper wins the best paper award at iConference 2023: Hu, Y., Layne-Worthey, G., Martaus, E., Stephen, J.S., & Diesner, J. (2023) Research with User-Generated Book Review Data: Legal and Ethical Pitfalls and Contextualized Mitigation, iConference, Barcelona, Spain.
- New collaborative grant for "Geospatial Variability of Illicit Opioid Use and Disparities in Treatment Resources"
- New collaborative grant for "Establishing a Templeton LSST Early-Career Research Fellowship"