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[CCICADA-announce] DIMACS/CCICADA InterdisciplinarySeminarSeries - Monday, May 2, 2011

Linda Casals lindac at dimacs.rutgers.edu
Thu Apr 28 13:50:17 EDT 2011


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DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar Series Presents
               
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Title: Rhythms of Information Flow through Networks

Speaker: Jure Leskovec, Stanford University

Date: Monday, May 2, 2011 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University                 
             Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
                          
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Abstract:

The information we experience online comes to us continuously over
time, assembled from many small pieces, and conveyed through our
social networks. This merging of information, network structure, and
flow over time requires new ways of reasoning about the large-scale
behavior of information networks. I will discuss a set of approaches
for tracking information as it travels and mutates in online
networks. We show how to capture and model temporal patterns in the
news over a daily time-scale -- in particular, the succession of story
lines that evolve and compete for attention. I will also discuss
models to quantify the influence of individual media sites on the
popularity of news stories and algorithms for inferring latent
information diffusion networks.

Bio:

Jure Leskovec is an assistant professor of Computer Science at
Stanford University. His research focuses on the analysis and modeling
of large real-world social and information networks as the study of
phenomena across the social, technological, and natural
worlds. Problems he investigates are motivated by large scale data,
the Web and Social Media. Jure received his PhD in Machine Learning
from Carnegie Mellon University in 2008 and spent a year at Cornell
University. His work received six best paper awards, won the ACM KDD
cup and topped the Battle of the Sensor Networks competition.



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