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Check this link Microsoft Virtual Faculty Summit 2013 Schedules:this afternoon 12:30—13:30 PDT Opening Keynote Encore: Innovation & Opportunity–The Contribution of Computing to Improving Our World (pre-recorded session) Bill Gates 13:30—14:00 PDT Research in Focus: Prediction Engines David Pennock, Sanmay Das, Robin Hanson 14:00—14:30 PDT Research in Focus: Social Media in Times of Crisis Andrés Monroy-Hernández, Leysia PalenÂ
A couple of weeks ago at the EdLab Seminar, Craig Tashman gave a nice talk about LiquidText, an iPad application for supporting people's reading experience. The idea originated from two papers (click here) that are published in CHI, a very good conference in the field of human computer interaction. Both of these papers mentioned the concept active reading, which involves annotation, note taking, commenting, and highlighting, among others, when people are reading materials. This is not a new direction in academics as some other researchers ha...
The architecture of a website seems to be arbitrary, and it may mostly depend on a designer's preference. Are there any common principles that we can follow when building our own websites? I was pretty interested in it when I was a senior student in university. Most of papers and technical reports talking about the findaility and usability and they proposed several common practices and guidelines. After read several papers, I found an interesting seminar: the IA summit. It has been held since 2000. IA is the abbreviation of Informati...
A recent paper [1] at ICWSM 2013 (The International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media) discussed the Friend Paradox: on average, you friends have more friends than you. The Friend Paradox theory can be traced back to a paper in 1991 [2]. The ICWSM paper re-examed the theory using a Twitter dataset. The authors checked some variants of "Friend Paradox" on Twitter: (1) On average, your followees ( or followers) have more followers than you do; (2) On average, your followees (or followers) have more followees than you do. I think it's pretty easy to understand why your followees ha...
Hi, everyone: This is Shuguang, a PhD student from Univ. of Pittsburgh. I am an intern here for the next three months. I really appreciate getting here and working with so many nice people. I am working on research algorithms in information retrieval and social network analysis. I found two interesting papers (which are the most common PhD activities) that described the ideas I would like to work on this summer. (It's painful when you found someone else who has the same ideas but already finished their experiments and published). I attached the links below, both of them are pretty ...