Dr. Toriumi and his student, Mr. Sonoda, visited the Web Mining Lab on Feb 19th. Dr. Toriumi is an associate professor of Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo. He is one of the pioneer scholars of computational social science in Japan. A student forum was organized during their visit. Mr. Sonoda and lab members including Hexin Chen, Lei Hou, Lu Guan, Ji Lan, and Zhicong Chen shared their research studies on mobile usage activities, influence of collaborative filtering on exposure diversity, sustainability of UGC platforms, reposting latency of news contents on social media, household’s TV viewing behavior, and book reader fragmentation.
At the end of the visit, Dr. Toriumi and Prof. Jonathan Zhu of Web Mining Lab decided to co-organize an international conference in 2019 for computational social scientists in Asia-Pacific. More details will be announced later.