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SUBJECT Data science of networks: From social to biological networks
LOCATION University Library
START TIME Thursday 4/26/2018 11:00 AM
END TIME Thursday 4/26/2018 12:00 PM
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Over the last few weeks the saga on Cambridge Analytica and the misuses of Facebook datasets have caught the attention of broad sectors of the public. On the other hand, information collected from Twitter and other platforms have permitted to complete the so called "social genome" and map it through a discipline called psychographics, a synergistic approach combining social psychology, spatial statistics, and mathematical algorithms for predicting future behaviors. This presentation is intending to address many of the frequently asked questions from the public perspective in a nontechnical fashion. One important "take-home" message is that,  social networks despite of the challenges in terms of privacy they represent, are friendly tools that might bring more benefits than damages in the long run. It is up to us, to educate ourselves on how to use these new technologies properly and for our own benefit.