Social computing

Detecting early signatures of persuasion in information cascades

UMSI Assistant Professor Qiaozhu Mei is a contributing researcher on a project by Indiana University’s Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research to study early evidence of persuasion campaigns in online forums. The project, “Detecting Early Signatures of Persuasion in Information Cascades,” is funded by DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency of the federal government.

Identifying barriers to and enablers of successful projects

Online access to data, computational tools, and resources can be invaluable to researchers, whether it’s offered in a format called a science gateway, portal, or hub. Nevertheless, funding for the ongoing development and maintenance of gateways is far from guaranteed. This prompted the question, "What makes one science gateway more successful than another?" 

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