The 2nd University of Michigan

Workshop on Data, Text, Web, and Social Network Mining

Friday, April 22, 2011 (8:30 AM - 6 PM)

1670 CSE building

Sponsored by Yahoo!, CSE, and SI





Last year we had a big success with the University of Michigan Workshop on Data, Text, Web, and Social Network Mining. We uncovered lots of people at Michigan doing interesting and unexpected things with data. It was such a big success, we'd like to try it again. In particular, this year we will have a somewhat more practical bent, with more hands-on tutorials from on-campus experts.

Who is invited?

All UM faculty and graduate students working in the fields of text and data mining, broadly construed to include models and technologies for statistical data analysis, Web search technology, analysis of user behavior, social network analysis, data visualization, etc. as well as related areas. External visitors from the State of Michigan and beyond are also welcome to attend.

Invited Speaker

Sharad Goel, Senior Research Scientist, Yahoo!: Large-Scale Measurement of Human Behavior


Workshop Program

The workshop consists of invited talk, faculty presentations, discussions, and a poster session.


Sharad Goel: Large-Scale Measurement of Human Behavior


With the increasing availability of network and behavioral data--from what we buy, to where we travel, to whom we know--we are now able to observe and quantify social processes to a degree that would have seemed impossible just a decade ago. These new microscopes into human activity not only have substantive implications for the social sciences, including economics, sociology, and psychology, but also raise challenging computational questions in large-scale data analysis. In this talk I'll present several illustrative examples from this emerging discipline of computational social science.