Beyond tracking: modelling human behavior through social media

Friday, April 7, 2017, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PSTiCal
11th floor large conference room
AI Seminar
Marijn ten Thij

In this talk, I present my ongoing work in modeling human behavior

using data from online platforms. I will discuss three of my projects

that focus on two online platforms: Wikipedia and Twitter. First, I

will illustrate how I model the effect of promoting content on the

page-view activity on Wikipedia by using the page-view logs provided

by WikiMedia. I will then discuss the random graph model I designed

based on data from Twitter, which may be used to mimic the progression

of a trend through the network of Twitter. Finally, I will talk about

my current project, where we aim to capture business value from a

social feed for the Horticulture Industry.


Short Bio:

Marijn ten Thij is a PhD-student in Mathematics at Vrije Universiteit

Amsterdam, who graduated in Applied Mathematics at the Stochastic

Operations Research group at the University of Twente. His research

interest lies in the fields of Complex Science, Network Science and

Big Data. In 2014, Marijn was a member of the Dutch National

ThinkTank, where he worked on the question “Can Big Data be used to

make the Netherlands more mobile, more social, and more healthy?”

Marijn lives in Amsterdam and enjoys playing american pool billiards

in his spare time.

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