Distinguished Lecture Series presents Prabhakar Raghavan

Prabhakar Raghavan, head of Yahoo! Research, presents "New Sciences for a new Web".

  • Date: December 1, 2008
  • Time: 4:00 pm
  • Location: CSIC 1115

The web experience has changed from a human interacting with a browser, to the emergence of a plethora of social media experiences. One consequence is that we need research advances that straddle the boundaries between computational and social sciences, the latter including microeconomics, cognitive psychology and sociology. It also raises difficult questions on the use of data - ranging from the algorithmic to the societal.

This lecture will attempt to chart this interdisciplinary research agenda, arguing that the most influential research will require heavy interaction between these "hard" and "soft" sciences. Read more...

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