Web Science

Web Science is the study of the socio-technical relationships that are implicated in the Web.  Understanding the Web involves not only an analysis of its architecture and applications, but also insight into how the dynamic interactions among people, organizations, policies, and economics are shaped by it and in turn affect its usage and evolution.

In the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, physical, social, cognitive, and computer scientists collaborate across traditional disciplinary boundaries to study phenomena like the diffusion of information, how social media affect political discourse, crowdsourcing techniques to track, detect, and predict emergent phenomena, and human intelligence approaches to solve  computationally challenging problems.

Faculty in this area include:
Yong-Yeol Ahn, Johan Bollen, Ying Ding, Elin K. Jacob, Filippo Menczer, John Paolillo, Sameer Patil, Luis Rocha, Patrick Shih

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