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

October 2015
The Majority Illusion paper about network biases in social perceptions received a lively and engaging treatment by the Washington Post. Check it out! In addition, MIT Tech review covered it in June,

October 2015
Research on email overload is getting good press coverage from The Atlantic, Today Show, Communications of the ACM, among others.

April 2015
Our WWW-2015 paper Evolution of Conversation in the Age of Email Overload featured in MIT Tech Review.