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CS 598 KSA - Social Computing

Last offered Fall 2023

Official Description

Subject offerings of new and developing areas of knowledge in computer science intended to augment the existing curriculum. See Class Schedule or departmental course information for topics and prerequisites. Course Information: May be repeated in the same or separate terms if topics vary.

Section Description

This course aims to develop an understanding of online social systems. Focusing on a combination of sociological foundations and recent advances in HCI, NLP, and human-centered AI, we will learn to understand, build, and evaluate social computing systems. The course will be structured in a seminar style, having weekly readings on a variety of topics, where students will read and critique research papers, lead and engage in class discussions, and provide and receive constructive peer feedback. Students will also work in groups for research projects. This course is particularly suitable for folks who are topically interested and willing to take a project-based and seminar-based class on reading and critiquing research papers. There are no explicit prerequisites for the course, but knowledge of statistics, natural language processing, and machine learning, and proficiency in programming (Java, python, R, etc.) would be helpful. This course will be taught synchronously online.

Related Faculty

Social ComputingKSA55647ONL40930 - 1045 T R    Koustuv Saha