Artificial Intelligence

Networks and Behavior: Modeling human and machine dynamics in the hyperconnected world

Thursday, March 18, 2021, 10:00am - 11:00am PDTiCal
This event is open to the public.
AI Seminar
Goran Muric (USC/ISI) Computer Scientist Candidate

Abstract: A sudden democratization in media space allows everybody to broadcast their ideas to the millions of followers internationally, allowing the extreme opinions to become visible and once fringe groups to start gaining the unprecedented attention. In such a hyperconnected environment, it is important to develop methods to estimate the rate of information spread, analyze human communication patterns, track polarization at large scales and understand the formation of ideological echochambers. The availability of social data at scale, spontaneously generated and systematically accessible, allows us to identify and measure such complex dynamics.

Bio: Dr. Goran Muric is a postdoctoral researcher at the USC Information Sciences Institute. His research interests fall at the intersection of Social Computing, Machine Learning, Agent-based Simulations, and Network Theory. Muric studies complex machine-to-machine, machine-to-human and human-to-human interactions and addresses societal problems leveraging the online and offline data.

HOST: Emilio Ferrara

Speaker approved to be recorded 

The recording will be posted on our AI SEMINARS playlist for USC/ISI's YouTube page within 1-2 business days from the date of the presentation.

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