UTW Episode 8: Alex “Sandy” Pentland

In this episode (25 min. long), we talk with Alex “Sandy” Pentland, who is one of the most cited web scholars at the crossroads of web science, network science, and computational social science. He’s a professor of Media Arts and Sciences at MIT, directs the MIT...

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Untangling the Web: New Episodes

The new Untangling the Web Podcast is going from strength to strength and our intial launch of three episodes has been followed by four more episodes available from the website or via your favourite Podcast providers (including Apple, Soundcloud and Spotify). Host...

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WebSci’20 Spotlight Panels

  Spotlight Panel 1: Web Science – now more than ever    Rennie Fritchie (Chair), Wendy Hall, James Hendler, Nigel Shadbolt, Daniel Weitzner, Noshir Contractor, Tim Berners-Lee       Spotlight Panel 2: Policy and Practices Anni...

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UTW Episode 7: Gina Neff

In this episode (22 min. long), we talk with Gina Neff, whose work focuses on…work! No, that’s not a typo — she’s actually a sociologist who studies how web-based technologies are shaping the changing nature of work. Gina is a professor of Technology & Society at...

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WebSci’21 Second Call for Papers

WebSci’21 | 13th ACM Web Science Conference | Second Call for Papers21-25 June 2021Hosted by the University of Southampton, UK, delivered on onlinehttps://websci21.webscience.org/ Globalisation, Inclusion and the Web in the Context of COVIDThe Web has enabled a...

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UTW Episode 6: Brooke Foucault Welles

Our guest for this episode (19 min. long) is Brooke Foucault Welles. She recently co-authored the award-winning book, #HashtagActivism: Networks of Race and Gender Justice. Brooke studies how online communication networks enable and constrain behavior, with particular...

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UTW Episode 5: Fil Menczer

For this episode (30 min. long), we talk with Fil Menczer, whose work is awesome. No, seriously — he’s the director of OSoMe, which is pronounced “awesome” and stands for the Observatory on Social Media. Fil’s research spans web science, computational social science,...

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WebSci’21 Call for Papers (CfP)

Hosted by the University of Southampton, UK, delivered online https://websci21.webscience.org/ Globalisation, Inclusion and the Web in the Context of COVID The Web has enabled a globally connected network of individuals and communities, but divides still exist and...

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UTW Episode 4: Jen Golbeck

For this episode, (24 min. long) we talk with Jen Golbeck, who is known for her work in computational social network analysis. Her models for computing trust between people in social networks were amongst the first in the field. Now, she’s a professor in the College...

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Strategies for a Humanistic Digital Future

Strategies for a Humanistic Digital Future - Third Vienna Workshop on Digital HumanismYou can find the full program at https://dighum.ec.tuwien.ac.at/program2020/ Join experts and policy-makers in online discussions on Digital Humanism via Zoom:...

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Inrupt releases Solid 1.0

Inrupt, the startup from World Wide Web founder Tim Berners-Lee, announced an enterprise version of the Solid privacy platform today, which allows large organizations and governments to build applications that put users in control of their data. Inrupt is an...

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UTW Episode 3: Dame Wendy Hall

In this episode, (26 min. long) we talk with Dame Wendy Hall, who was involved with creating the very field of web science. Wendy was a Founding Director of the Web Science Research Initiative, is the Managing director of the Web Science Trust, and became a Dame...

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Charity Hackathon 7th-8th Nov

Hackathon | 7-8 November 2020 £1 in every £3 of UK economic output is spent on or via projects. From HS2 through to a new hospital, financial services to defence. The numbers are vast. Yet project delivery is a late adopter of data science and AI. It has the potential...

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Posting: Data Scientist

Closing date: 06 November 2020 12:00 The Institute for Government is inviting applications for a data scientist – details are in the link below https://www.instituteforgovernment.org.uk/job/data-scientist

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Turing Institute COVID conference

The Alan Turing Institute is organizing a public conference and a series of follow-on events to assess the response of the UK’s data science and AI communities to COVID-19, with the aim of quickly publishing a preliminary report outlining lessons learnt and...

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