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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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ISD graduates 6 AI students in the past year!

October 5, 2015

2015:

Mohsen Taheriyan

Thesis Title: Learning the Semantics of Structured Data Sources
Advisor: Craig Knoblock
Current position: TBD

Qing Dou

Thesis Title: Beyond Parallel Data: Decipherment for Better Quality Machine Translation
Advisor: Kevin Knight
Current position: Research Scientist, Facebook

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Emilio Ferrara has been named as a VIP Influencer by IBM Watson Analytics

October 5, 2015

Emilio Ferrara has been named as a VIP Influencer by IBM Watson Analytics. Emilio will be an invited guest at IBM Insight 2015 in Las Vegas. IBM Insight is the largest annual big data conference in the world, and will take place on October 29, 2015.     http://www.ibmbigdatahub.com/event/ibm-insight-2015

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Kristina Lerman’s group's work described also in SocialMediaToday

July 1, 2015

The website SocialMediaToday has an article describing Kristina’s group's “fascinating” work on how ideas spread through networks. It references the MIT Technology Review article that features the same work.

http://www.socialmediatoday.com/marketing/aweiner/2015-07-01/social-networks-and-majority-illusion

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MIT Technology Review Features Kristina’s Group’s Work

July 1, 2015

MIT Technology Review published an article on their website describing Kristina’s group’s recent work demonstrating the "majority illusion” in social networks.

http://www.technologyreview.com/view/538866/the-social-network-illusion-that-tricks-your-mind/

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ISD’s DIG project written up in Wired UK

June 11, 2015

The escort database that combats human trafficking

Wired UK has published an article featuring the DIG project and specifically mentioning Pedro Szekely and Craig Knoblock as well as Karma. The article notes how useful the tools being developed can be to combat human trafficking in the UK, just like in the US.

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2015-05/19/human-trafficking-data-hack

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Evolution of Conversations in the Age of Email Overload

May 8, 2015

 

 

 

 

Email is an essential communication tool, but our understanding of emailing behavior has been limited to small-scale surveys. In a paper to be presented at the WWW conference in May, Kristina Lerman and Farshad Kooti from USC/ISI and Yahoo researchers have addressed this gap in understanding by studying emailing behavior of 2 million people, who exchanged 16 billion emails over a period of several months.

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Aram Galstyan has been promoted to Research Associate Professor of Computer Science

May 8, 2015

Aram has been promoted to Research Associate Professor of Computer Science. 

In announcing this to the Institute, Executive Director Prem Natarajan noted that Aram has a long and growing string of accomplishments to his credit.  In particular, his recent work in the areas of machine learning and social media analysis has received significant attention from the greater professional community and has advanced ISI’s reputation in those communities.

 

Congratulations, Aram!

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Forbes reports on our DIG project software

April 20, 2015

 

 

Forbes: Watch Out Google, DARPA Just Open Sourced All This Swish 'Dark Web' Search Tech.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2015/04/17/darpa-nasa-and-partners-show-off-memex/

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How Tiny 'SuperBots' Will Create Cheap, Modular Satellites

January 14, 2015

PC Magazine just published an article featuring the research of Wei-Min Shen and his robotics group

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2475070,00.asp

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