New books from Social Computing: "Digital Humanitarians" authored by Dr. Patrick Meier, director of Social Innovation, is available, and "Twitter: A Digital Socioscope" edited by Y. Mejova, I. Weber, and M. Macy, is available for pre-order.
Several upcoming workshops organized by Social Computing members:
We are hiring! We are looking for scientists with a strong background in computational social science, information retrieval, machine learning, data mining, human-computer interaction, graph theory, text mining, or other topics, and that are passionate about social media data and applications. Visit our Join Us page to see more information about our open positions.
For technical or informational questions, please send an email to QCRI Careers with the name of the group to whom you’re directing your question, e.g. ALT, CS&E, Cyber Security, Data Analytics, Distributed Systems or Social Computing, in the subject line.
Why QCRI? A question I asked myself when first invited to visit. My career path has been one of trying out new things, taking a direction very different from the one before, experiencing the new – cultures, challenges, opportunities. I was looking for the ‘next big thing’ to try. Once I visited here, the question became ‘Why not QCRI?’ And, when I was offered the opportunity to head Social Computing, my reaction was ‘Wow, QCRI!’
I’m very excited to be in Doha and to be part of QCRI and to have a chance to contribute to its exciting and ambitious mission.
For many people, it is difficult to imagine conducting the daily business of life without the assistance of the Web and Internet. My research interest is in making this interaction among people, technology, and information even better through applied research. QCRI is the place to do this type of research!
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