Visiting Speaker
Oren Tsur
Ben Gurion University
Modeling Massive Scale Distributed Collaboration and the Reddit Experiment
Wed
Aug 1, 2018
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1:00 pm
177 Huntington Ave
11th floor
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In this talk I will discuss various aspects of massive scale distributed collaboration as reflected in Reddit r/place experiment. I will present the reddit experiment as a competition (a war on "real estate" by different identity groups) , the various data types (texts, networks, activity) with all their richness and the complex social dynamics that shaped the surprising final result. I will focus on a number of examples (battle grounds) then outline a number of exciting directions for future research. 

about the speaker
Dr. Oren Tsur is an assistant professor at the department of Software and Information Systems Engineering at Ben Gurion University, Israel and a former postdoc at NetSci. His research is focused on the intersection of NLP, Network Analysis and Social Dynamics. Oren's home page: http://www.ise.bgu.ac.il/OrenTsur/

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