Invited talks

Guest lecture on "Computational Pragmatics" in CSEP 517

Characterizing the Ecosystems of Ideas in Texts

  • UW-MS NLP Symposium

Online Social Interactions: A Lens on Humans and a World for Humans

  • MIT EECS, 2016
  • CMU Computer Science Department, 2016
  • CMU Heinz College, 2016
  • Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, 2016
  • University of Michigan, 2016
  • University of Colorado at Boulder, 2016
  • Rice University, 2016
  • Northeastern University, 2016

It takes two to tango: Understanding the effects of language via "natural experiments"

  • AI Seminar, Cornell University, 2014

More than Accuracy: Interpretability

  • MLDG, Cornell University, 2013

User-level Sentiment Analysis Incorporating Social Networks

  • Tsinghua University, 2011
  • Microsoft Research Asia NLP group seminar, 2011

Conference talks

Talk it up or play it down? (Un)expected correlations between (de-)emphasis and recurrence of discussion points in consequential U.S. economic policy meetings at Text as Data 2016

Winning Arguments: Interaction Dynamics and Persuasion Strategies in Good-faith Online Discussions at WWW 2016

Lost in Propagation? Unfolding News Cycles from the Source at ICWSM 2016

All Who Wander: On the Prevalence and Characteristics of Multi-community Engagement at WWW 2015

The effect of wording on message propagation: Topic- and author-controlled natural experiments on Twitter at ACL 2014

A Corpus of Sentence-level Revisions in Academic Writing: A Step towards Understanding Statement Strength in Communication at ACL 2014

On the Interplay between Social and Topical Structure at ICWSM 2013

Instant Foodie: Predicting Expert Ratings From Grassroots at CIKM 2013

To Each His Own: Personalized Content Selection based on Text Comprehensibility at WSDM 2012

User-level Sentiment Analysis Incorporating Social Networks at KDD 2011

Social Action Tracking via Noise Tolerant Time-varying Factor Graphs at KDD 2010