Artificial Intelligence


Farshad Kooti Wins Best Research in STEM Award at USC Graduate Research Symposium

March 3, 2016

The USC Graduate Research Symposium is an annual event hosted by the USC Graduate Student Government (GSG). The symposium presents top research produced by USC graduate students. A panel of USC faculty judges the presentations and selects the best ones.

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Kristina Lerman's expertise relied upon for New Yorker article

February 25, 2016

A New Yorker columnist consulted Kristina to check how realistic his theory about LA billboards advertising Oscar-nominated films was.

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Emilio Ferrara and Kristina Lerman’s work featured in the press

February 18, 2016

Two news sites are reporting on ISD members’ work this week.

The first article is about Emilio Ferrara’s work:

Nautilus: "How Ebola Infected Twitter”

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Congratulations Dr. Montazeri!

January 27, 2016

Niloofar Montazeri passed her Ph.D. dissertation defense on Tuesday, January 19, giving an outstanding talk on her excellent thesis entitled "Building a Knowledge Base for Deep Lexical Semantics".  Please extend your congratulations to Dr. Montazeri!

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Business Insider notes that USC was “most accurate” in DARPA’s 2015 Twitter Bot Challenge

January 27, 2016

A recent article in Business Insider mentions ISI researchers’ successful participation in DARPA’s Twitter Bot Challenge.

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Emilio Ferrara named one of "Top 100 Big Data Experts to Follow in 2016"

January 22, 2016

Maptive, a company specializing in data visualization, has described ISDer Emilio Ferrara as one of the 100 top big data experts to follow this year, ranking him number 28.

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Kevin and Marjan’s research prominently featured in the Washington Post Wonkblog

October 23, 2015

Marian and Kevin’s work on how to create good passwords by generating easy to remember poems has been featured in the Washington Post’s Wonkblog. The article also contains a link to their system, which can generate a secure poem-password for you. 


The same blog covered Kristina’s work just two weeks ago!

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DIG team led by Pedro Szekely receives Best Applied Paper Award at ISWC 2015

October 15, 2015

A paper describing the work of the DIG project submitted to the 14th International Semantic Web Conference, won an award for Best Applied Paper today.

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Kristina prominently featured in the Washington Post Wonkblog

October 11, 2015

Kristina’s research on how the popularity of certain people can create the illusion that their positions are more commonly held than they really are receives an entertaining treatment in the Washington Post’s Wonkblog.

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Farshad and Kristina’s work on email covered in The Atlantic magazine and the CACM website

October 8, 2015

Email is our main online communication tool, but our understanding of emailing behavior has been limited to small-scale and survey-based studies.

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