Eytan will be presenting our work on Social Influence and the Diffusion of User-Created Content in Second Life this Friday. In the meantime, the study has been getting a bit of geeky press .
Xiaolin Shi will be defending her thesis on June 3rd, 2:00 – 4:00 PM, in CSE 3725 (the computer science building). She’s the first student of mine to have reached this stage, and so I’m experiencing a bit of anxiety, though she is quite ready. Next up for her is a postdoc with Dan MacFarland at Stanford (she’ll be part of an interdisciplinary team of computer scientists, linguists, and education-folk to study how the education environment impacts future scholarly performance).
Info on her thesis:
THE STRUCTURE AND DYNAMICS OF INFORMATION SHARING NETWORKS
Information flows are produced, carried, and directed by information sharing networks. And the evolution of the structure of such networks and the way information diffuses are affected by one another. This thesis studies structural features of information networks and their relationships to information diffusion…