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.  
 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  
  June 2015  
  MIT Tech review covers my paper onsocial perception biases.  
  April 2015  
  Our WWW-2015 paper Evolution of Conversation in the Age of Email Overload featured in MIT Tech Review.  
  March 2015  
  "User Effort and Network Structure Mediate Access to Information in Networks" will be presented at ICWSM. It demonstrates that engaged social media users create more diverse, information-rich networks than less active (and engaged) users.