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Monthly Archives: May 2016

Wilson’s Research Reveals Border Inconsistencies

Written on May 19, 2016 at 10:47 am, by

Don’t assume that online maps reveal an unbiased depiction of borders around the globe. New research by NULab faculty member and assistant professor of Computer Science Christo Wilson suggests that outlets like Google and Bing “per­son­alize” their maps—that is, change dis­puted bor­ders at the behest of gov­ern­ments, showing users in dif­ferent coun­tries dif­ferent inter­na­tional boundaries. Wilson  Continue Reading »

David Krackhardt: The Paradox of Friends

Written on May 16, 2016 at 1:40 pm, by

DAVID KRACKHARDT Professor of Organizations at the Heinz School of Public Policy and Management and the Graduate School of Industrial Administration, Carnegie Mellon University The Paradox of the Paradox of Friends: How “Inversity” Improves Network Interventions We demonstrate that the commonly held conceptualization of the Friendship Paradox in a network results in a further paradox.  Continue Reading »

Lazer Analyzes Trump’s Tweets

Written on May 16, 2016 at 1:23 pm, by

David Lazer, Co-Director of NULab and Professor of Political Science, has analyzed Donald Trump’s tweets in a post on Politico. See what his analysis shows.

Derek Ruths: Getting From Data to Observations

Written on May 3, 2016 at 2:01 pm, by

Research Colloquium “Getting from data to observations: a computational perspective” The availability of massive social media datasets presents new opportunities for the study of society, culture, and history. In order to render these datasets useful, we need ways of transforming these mountains of, often unstructured, data into well-defined observations of the human phenomena that produce them (e.g.,  Continue Reading »

Intro to 3D Printing

Written on May 3, 2016 at 11:39 am, by

Come to the 3D Printing Studio to learn about the process of additive manufacturing and to see the various technologies of 3D printing in action!