Crowd-Detective or mob investigation? Understanding Human Flesh Search and rumor spreading with epidemic models
Associate Professor Lei Zhang (PhD, HKUST)
, Tsinghua University, China
Date: Thursday, October 24, 2013
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Note: all times are in the Eastern Time Zone
Refreshments: 11:45 AM
Host: Hal Abelson, MIT
Contact: Marisol Diaz, firstname.lastname@example.org
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TALK: Crowd-Detective or mob investigation? Understanding Human Flesh Search (????) and rumor spreading with epidemic models
Human Flesh Search is a phenomenon of collaborative researching with a purpose of exposing personal information details of a target that has committed some types of misbehavior. Rumor spreading is another phenomenon of spreading a rumor via neighboring connections on social networks.
With the help of epidemic models, we build mathematical models to understand the interaction of human behavior and information input. The models can be further employed to predict future trends and results of ongoing events.
Dr. Lei Zhang is an associate professor with Tsinghua University, China. His research focuses on the interaction of human and information on the web, especially mathematical models for massive collaboration search and rumor spreading which help to understand the underlying rules and to predict future developing trend and result.
Dr. Zhang has published more than 30 papers in related journals and international conferences. He has been serving as program committee members of the ACM Web Science Conference since 2010.
Created by Marisol Diaz at Friday, October 18, 2013 at 4:04 PM.