Schedule and Topics

Reading responses template.

DATE TOPICS READING/ASSIGNMENTS SPEAKER (s)
1/24 Class Introduction
Lecture 1: Introduction to Social Computing
Paper 1 assigned TS
1/29 Lecture 2: Introduction to NLP Paper 2  assigned TS
1/31 Lecture 3: Research Methods Primer Paper 1 responses due TS
2/5 Class discussion: Paper 1 HW 1 assigned Alison Forster & Vinitha Elangovan
2/7 Lecture 4: AI/Machine Learning Primer
Quiz 1
Paper 3 assigned
Paper 2 responses due
TS
2/12 Class discussion: Paper 2 Sri Surapaneni & Sockalingam Annamalai
2/14 Lecture 5:AI/Machine Learning Primer, cont. Paper 3 responses due TS
2/19 Class discussion: Paper 3 Viraj Hodavdekar & Nitheen Jammula
2/21  Lecture 6: Sentiment and Belief Extraction – Part 1 TS
2/26 Lecture 6: Sentiment and Belief Extraction – Part 1, cont. HW 2 assigned TS
2/28 Lecture 7: Sentiment and Belief Extraction – Part 2 Paper 4 assigned TS
3/5  Class Discussion HW1 results HW 1 due Students
3/7 Lecture 8: Learning Human Behavior from Data 1 (sociolinguistic behaviors)
Quiz 2
Paper 4 responses due TS
3/12 Class discussion:Paper 4 Keerthi Padamata
3/14 Lecture 9: Learning Human Behavior from data –Part 2 (Complex phenomena) Paper 5 assigned TS
3/19 spring break, no class
3/21 spring break, no class
3/26 Class discussion: HW3 proposals HW3 final proposals due 3/28 Students
3/28 Lecture 10: Learning Human Behavior from Data – Part 3 (MMORGs)
Quiz 3
Paper 6 assigned
Paper 5 responses due
TS
4/02 Class discussion: Paper 5 HW 2 due Avishek Mukherjee  & Pranav Doshi
4/04 Lecture 11: Learning Human Behavior from Data – Language and Beyond – Part 4 (Social Networks and SNA) Paper 7 assigned
Paper 6 responses due
TS
4/09 Class discussion: Paper 6 Sunil Joshi & Pranav Shrikhande
4/11 Lecture 12: Learning Human Behavior from Data – Language and Beyond – Part 4 (Social Networks and SNA contd) Paper 8 assigned
Paper 7 responses due
4/16 Class discussion: HW3 progress reports Students
4/18 Lecture 13: Affecting Human Behavior – Persuasion, campaigns, behavior change Paper 8 responses due TS
4/23 Class discussion:Paper 7 Tanmay Raval & Ruthvick Peddapaidi
4/25 Lecture 13: Guest lecture TBD
4/30 Class discussion: Paper 8 HW 3 due 4/30 11:59pm Kingsley Rodrigues & Vasudevan Rohit
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Class discussion: HW3 final presentations, part 1

Students
5/7 Class discussion: HW3 final presentations, part 2 Students

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