Diesner group to present research at computational social science conference

Jana Diesner
Jana Diesner, Associate Professor and PhD Program Director
Shubhanshu Mishra
Shubhanshu Mishra
Ly Dinh
Ly Dinh

Members of the Diesner research group will present a paper and posters at the 4th Annual International Conference on Computational Social Science (IC2S2), which will be held July 13-15 at Northwestern University. Assistant Professor Jana Diesner is a program committee co-chair for the conference. IC2S2 brings together academic researchers, industry experts, open data activists, and government agency workers to explore challenges, methods, and research questions in the field of computational social science.

Doctoral student Shubhanshu Mishra will present a poster, “Construction of Hierarchical Subject Headings for Computer Science and Their Application to Studying Temporal Trends in Scholarly Literature,” which he coauthored with Hyejin Lee of the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information; Jinseok Kim (PhD ’17), research assistant professor at the University of Michigan; Associate Professor Vetle Torvik; and Diesner. The researchers propose the construction of hierarchical controlled vocabulary for computer science similar to medical subject headings used in MEDLINE articles.

Doctoral student Ly Dinh will present the paper, “A Multiple Membership Multiple Classification (MMMC) Model Approach for Egocentric Network Data,” which she coauthored with William C. Barley, assistant professor of communication at Illinois. The researchers propose a classification model that is tolerant of missing data and can account for the multilevel nature of social networks.

Doctoral student Rezvaneh Rezapour will present the poster, “Using Linguistic Cues for Analyzing Social Activism,” in which she analyzes linguistic features and cues in relation to the “Black Lives Matter” movement.

“I am very excited for my students and myself to attend this leading conference in Computational Social Science, to hear about cutting edge research in this field, and to present our work there and get feedback from the research community on our ideas,” said Diesner.

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