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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

Publication date: 03/2017
Authors: Michael Neblo, William Minozzi, Kevin Esterling, Jon Green, Jonathan Kingzette, David Lazer

The bitterly factious 2016 U.S. presidential election campaign was the culmination of several trends that, taken together, constitute a syndrome...

Conference Proceeding
Publication date: 03/2017
Authors: Nir Grinberg, Shankar Kalyanaraman, Lada A. Adamic, Mor Naaman

When people share updates with their friends on Facebook they have varying expectations for the feedback they will receive. In this study, we...

Journal Article
Publication date: 02/2017
Authors: Ryan Kennedy, Stefan Wojcik, David Lazer

This study reports the results of a multiyear program to predict direct executive elections in a variety of countries from globally pooled data....

Journal Article
Publication date: 11/2016
Authors: Will Hobbs, Moira Burke, Nicholas A. Christakis, James Fowler

Social interactions increasingly take place online. Friendships and other offline social ties have been repeatedly associated with...

Journal Article
Publication date: 11/2016
Authors: Stefano Balietti

nodeGame is a free, open-source JavaScript/ HTML5 framework for conducting synchronous experiments online and in the lab directly in the browser...

Publication date: 09/2016
Authors: Nils B Weidmann, Suso Benitez-Baleato, Philipp Hunziker, Eduard Glatz, Xenofontas Dimitropoulos

Abstract

The global expansion of the Internet is frequently associated with improved government...

Publication date: 09/2016
Authors: Wei Wang, Ryan Kennedy, David Lazer, Naren Ramakrishnan

Summary

There have been serious efforts over the past 40 years to use newspaper articles to create...

Publication date: 08/2016
Authors: Amy Krakowka, Chris Arney, Kathryn Coronges, Matthew Simonson

Introduction

In the coming decades the United States military will find...