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Spoken Networks: Analyzing face-to-face conversations and how they shape our social connections
Tanzeem Choudhury is an assistant professor in the computer science department at Dartmouth. She joined Dartmouth in 2008 after four years at Intel Research Seattle. She received her PhD from the Media Laboratory at MIT. Tanzeem develops systems that can reason about human activities, interactions, and social networks in everyday environments. Tanzeem’s doctoral thesis demonstrated for the first time the feasibility of using wearable sensors to capture and model social networks automatically, on the basis of face-to-face conversations.
HCII PhD Thesis Proposal: Xieyang Michael Liu
Network-Related Personality and the Agency Question: Multi-Role Evidence from a Virtual World
Ronald S. Burt is the Hobart W. Williams Professor of Sociology and Strategy at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. His work concerns the social structure of competitive advantage (e.g., Neighbor Networks, 2010, Oxford University Press).
Engaging with Users on Public Social Media
Jeffrey Nichols is a Research Staff Member and Manager of the Social Media and Crowd Research group at IBM Research - Almaden. He leads research efforts on crowdsourcing, social media analysis and social engagement. He joined IBM in 2006 after receiving his Ph.D. from the Human-Computer Interaction Institute in Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science. He has worked in the areas of mobile computing, automated design, and end-user programming.