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We are still recruiting volunteers for studies on human behavior. We are interested in people from anywhere in the world. Link: https://volunteerscience.com/

This recently released report is based on survey data from communication on the day of the Boston Marathon Bombing.

Two postdoctoral positions in computational social science are available with dual appointments at Northeastern and Harvard Universities, to work in the lab of David Lazer.  Candidates will be expected to work on a combination of their own research and collaborative proj

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Recent Publications

Peer Reviewed Computer Science Conference
Publication date: 09/2017
Authors: Kenny Joseph, Lisa Friedland, Will Hobbs, David Lazer

Manual annotations are a prerequisite for many applications of machine learning. However, weaknesses in the annotation process itself are easy to...

Peer Reviewed Computer Science Conference
Publication date: 08/2017
Authors: John Wihbey, Kenny Joseph, Thalita Coleman, David Lazer

The present work proposes the use of social media as a tool for better understanding the relationship between a journalists' social network and...

OP ED
Publication date: 05/2017
Authors: Matthew A. Baum, David Lazer

We know a lot about fake news. It's an old problem. Academics have been studying it - and how to combat it - for decades. In 1925, Harper's...

Peer Reviewed Computer Science Conference
Publication date: 05/2017
Authors: Will Hobbs, Lisa Friedland, Stefan Wojcik, David Lazer

Over the past 12 years, nearly 20 U.S. States have adopted voter photo identification laws, which require voters to show a picture ID to vote....

Peer Reviewed Computer Science Conference
Publication date: 05/2017
Authors: David Lazer

Understanding the factors of network formation is a fundamental aspect in the study of social dynamics. Online activity provides us with abundance...

OP ED
Publication date: 04/2017
Authors: David Lazer
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Publication date: 04/2017
Authors: David Lazer, Katherine Ognyanova, Ryan Kennedy
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Journal Article
Publication date: 04/2017
Authors: Will Hobbs, Moira Burke

Most individuals have few close friends, leading to potential isolation after a friend's death. Do social networks heal to fill the space left by...