Time+Place: Thursday 10/04/2014 14:30 Room Auditorium 2 Taub Bld.
Title: Everyday Life in a Data-Rich World
Speaker: Jon Kleinberg - Colloquium Lecture http://www.cs.cornell.edu/home/kleinber/
Affiliation: Cornell University
Host: Seffi Naor

Abstract:


With an increasing amount of social interaction taking place in the digital
domain, and often in public on-line settings, we are accumulating enormous
amounts of data about phenomena that were once essentially invisible to us:
the collective behavior and social interactions of hundreds of millions of
people, recorded at unprecedented levels of scale and resolution. 
Analyzing this data computationally offers new insights into the design of 
on-line applications, as well as a new perspective on fundamental questions 
in the social sciences. We will review some of the basic issues around these
developments; these include the problem of designing information systems in
the presence of complex social feedback effects, and the emergence of a
growing research interface between computing and the social sciences,
facilitated by the availability of large new datasets on human interaction.


Short Bio:

Jon Kleinberg is the Tisch University Professor in the Departments of
Computer Science and Information Science at Cornell University. His 
research focuses on issues at the interface of networks and information,
with an emphasis on the social and information networks that underpin the 
Web and other on-line media. He is a member of the US National Academy of 
Sciences and National Academy of Engineering, and is the recipient of awards
including a MacArthur Fellowship, the Nevanlinna Prize, the ACM SIGKDD
Innovation Award, the ACM-Infosys Foundation Award, and most recently 
the 2013 Harvey Prize.

Desserts will be served from 14:15
Lecture starts at 14:30