UMSI professor Sarita Schoenebeck looks at how children's online identities are managed and how to give families more control.
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.
Professor Paul Resnick received a grant from the National Science Foundation to host a doctoral symposium and meeting of Principal Investigators for the Social-Computational Systems (SoCS) programs in July 2012. All PIs and co-PIs funded through 2010-2012 SoCS programs were welcome to attend.
UMSI Professor of Information Paul Resnick teamed with U-M Health System’s Caroline Richardson on this study that examined whether public announcements can help people commit to and meet stated fitness goals.
UMSI research professor Stephanie Teasley will be collaborating with U-M School of Education professors Barry Fishman and Stuart Karabenick and postdoctoral research fellow Kara Makara on this MCubed project that will examine how social and academic networks can affect student performance.
This project investigated how specific user-generated content (UGC) systems like YouTube and Flickr, are being used by millions of people to generate and disseminate their creative products.
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?"
UMSI associate professor Nicole Ellison received a $250,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the King Center Charter School (KCCS) to study the effectiveness of Facebook apps developed to help students apply to, attend and stay in college.
In collaboration with his SocialWorlds Research Group and other UMSI faculty members, Professor of Information Mark Ackerman has studied a variety of question & answer communities, with a particular interest in how these communities function.
This wide-ranging project combined efforts from multiple grants to examine how people could act as knowledge sources, work together and share their knowledge in online communities.