University of Southern California

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Kristina Lerman
 Project Leader 
 Information Sciences Institute 
 Research Associate Professor 
 Department of Computer Science 
 University of Southern California 
  Kristina Lerman is a Project Leader at the Information Sciences Institute and holds a joint appointment as a Research Associate Professor in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering's Computer Science Department. Her research focuses on applying network- and machine learning-based methods to problems in social computing.  
  She also was principal organizer of the 2008 American Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Social Information Processing Symposium.  
 Research Interests  
  Social Networks: complex systems, dynamic networks, mathematical analysis, multi-agent systems.  
  Social Computing: social web and social media, learning from social annotation, social dynamics.  
  Artificial Intelligence: machine learning, semantic modeling, statistical text analysis.  
 Recent News  
  November 2013  
  Another guest post on the ACM SIGMOD blog about The Curses of Heterogeneity in Big Data.  
  August 2013  
  I am co-organizing workshop on Mathematics of Social Learning with James Fowler, Santo Fortunato, Michael Macy and Costma Shalizi, that will take place in January 2014 at the UCLA's Institute for Applied Mathematics.  
  July 2013  
  "Friendship Paradox Redux" was selected as an honorable mention paper at the International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM-13)  
  April 2013  
  Paper LA-LDA: A Limited Attention Model for Social Recommendation wins Terry Lyons Memorial Award for best student paper at SBP13 conference!