We are a multidisciplinary lab directed by Ágnes Horvát of Northwestern University, researching network behavior and collective intelligence in Web-based systems.
News and Updates
LINK is excited to announce that we will be presenting three papers at the 7th International Conference on Computational Social Science (IC2S2 2021):
- An Experimental Study of the Effectiveness of Crowd Signals in Online Fundraising. Henry Dambanemuya, Eunseo Choi, Darren Gergle and Emőke-Ágnes Horvát
- Analyzing Online Attention to Retracted Papers. Hao Peng, Daniel Romero and Emőke-Ágnes Horvát
- Novelty and Cultural Change in Modern Popular Music. Katherine O’Toole and Emőke-Ágnes Horvát.
Characterizing Online Media on COVID-19 during the Early Months of the Pandemic
- A new paper by LINK researchers, published in the Journal of Quantitative Description: Digital Media, looks at trends in online information sharing during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. https://journalqd.org/article/view/2572/1808
- New paper at CSCW on crowd signals of successful fundraising online: https://arxiv.org/abs/2101.06315
- New pre-print about how publishing patterns reflect political polarization in news media: https://arxiv.org/abs/2101.05044
- Congratulations to Henry Dambanemuya on his successful CS Qualifying Exam presentation, ‘A Multi-Platform and Multi-Level Analysis of Crowd Behaviour in Online Fundraising‘!
Welcome New Labmates!
- LINK is excited to welcome new Ph.D. students Katherine O’Toole (TSB), Herminio Bodon (TSB), and Rod Abhari (MTS), MSLCE students Jordan Braun, Holly Holcomb, and Amanda Swanson, and undergraduate students Maddy Daum, Berit Ginsberg, and Annika Weinberg!
Recent Work Spotlight
A Multi-Platform Study of Crowd Signals Associated with Successful Online FundraisingThis CSCW 2021 paper by Henry Dambanemuya analyzes the behavior of crowds on online fundraising platforms.
Gender Differences in the Global Music Industry: Evidence from MusicBrainz and The Echo Nest
In this ICWSM 2020 paper, Yixue Wang explores gender differences in music production, and disparities between how male and female artists are represented in the industry.
Diffusion of Scientific Articles across Online Platforms
How does social media influence the way that scientific discoveries are shared? Igor Zakhlebin models how scientific content is shared and disseminated across multiple digital media platforms in this ICWSM 2021 paper to analyze the underlying structures of information sharing.