Fri, Jun 09, 2017 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Information Sciences Institute
Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars
Speaker: Dmitri Williams, USC Annenberg School for Communication
Talk Title: TAMING AND TRAINING SOCIAL DRAGONS COMBINING BIG DATA WITH SOCIAL SCIENCE IN GAMES AND BEYOND
Abstract: Organizations are hungry to leverage their data but often confused about where to begin. Most dont have theoretical frameworks or an understanding of how to apply the results in their workflow and systems. At the same time, the potential and demand for harnessing these data especially on networks and relationships have never been greater. In this talk, I will share a new technique and metric for using these data to measure the impact of people on each other for a range of applications. Validation and tests of the measure come from field work covering nearly a billion consumers, viewers, and players.
Biography: Dmitri Williams is an associate professor at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. His research focuses on the social and economic impacts of new media, with a focus on online games. Williams was the first researcher to use online games for experiments and to undertake longitudinal research on them. He continues to study the psychology of online populations, with projects involving community, identity, sexuality, economics and machine learning. He is also the President of Ninja Metrics, a university startup focusing on big data. His work has been featured on NPR, CNN, Fox, NBC and CBS, as well as in the Economist, the New York Times, and other outlets.
Host: Mayank Kejriwal
Audiences: Everyone Is Invited
Contact: Kary Lau