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Prof Wuchty and Prajwal Devkota in the News

A recent paper in Nature, co-authored by Prof Stefan Wuchty and PhD student Prajwal Devkota, has attracted a lot of attention in the news. As the headline from NBC says ... "'Hate is in the ether': Research finds hate is resilient on the internet. Even as social networks have vowed to do more to remove hate speech from their platforms, at least some of the people who spread it are finding ways to still organize online."

Social media

Here are some media outlets that picked up the story:

  • Nature News and Views: Strategies for combating online hate
  • NBC News: 'Hate is in the ether': Research finds hate is resilient on the internet
  • CNBC: A new theory describes how hate travels across social media platforms and around the world — and one researcher compares it to water boiling
  • Scientific American: Researchers Model Online Hate Networks In Effort to Battle Them
  • The Guardian: Online extremists act like curdled milk
  • Inverse: Global Hate Highways" Reveal How Online Hate Clusters Multiply and Thrive
  • SciGlow: First of its kind mapping model tracks how hate spreads and adapts online
  • ABC (Spain): Peor que un virus: descubren cómo se extiende el odio por las redes sociales
  • ORF (Austria): Mit Mathematik gegen Online-Hass
  • Giornale di Sicilia (Italy): Internet, creata la prima mappa che traccia la diffusione dell'odio online
  • Wissenschaft (Germany): Social Media: Netzwerke des Hasses

Rahul Dass and Ubbo Visser in the News

The U-Link project "Facial Profiling: Defendant Physical Characteristics, Machine Learning Analytics, and Criminal Justice Disparities in Miami-Dade County" is featured in News@TheU. Rahul and Ubbo are part of the project team.

Rahul Ubbo‌‌


Rahul Dass receives a Predoctoral Fellowship

Rahul Dass has been awarded one of two U-LINK Predoctoral Fellowships. Competition for this prestigious award was highly competitive. 41 applications were received from across the university. His award is a testament to the high quality of his application, including the merits of his proposed project, his achievements as a doctoral student, and the impressive composition of his interdisciplinary team of mentors.

Rahul Dass‌‌


Rahul Dass and Ubbo Visser in the News

The U-Link project "Facial Profiling: Defendant Physical Characteristics, Machine Learning Analytics, and Criminal Justice Disparities in Miami-Dade County" is featured in News@TheU. Rahul and Ubbo are part of the project team.

Rahul Ubbo‌‌


Hassen Dhrif is Graduate Student of the Year

At the 2019 Computer Science Graduation Party, Hassen Dhrif was presented with the Outstanding Graduate Student award. The recipient of the award must have demonstrated excellent academic and research performance. Hassen finished his PhD in 2019.

‌‌Hassen Dhrif award


A MagicLeap Forward

The department got a MagicLeap headset ... student Michael Davis didn't want to take it off! Read more about UM and MagicLeap partner up to further expand the Magic-verse here.

Magic Leap Delivery


Prof. Mitsu Ogihara appointed Editor-in-Chief

Prof. Mitsu Ogihara has been appointed to be Editor-in-Chief of the journal "Theory of Computing Systems" published from Springer. The appointment will start in January 2019. Congratulations Mitsu!