Recent Developments in Social Computing

Irwin King

Department of Computer Science and Engineering
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Date: September 4, 2012 Time: Venue: National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan


Social Computing has become an integral part of our daily life in the cyberspace ever since the advent of Web 2.0. The proliferation of websites that focus on social networking, social media, and collective intelligent, has attracted energetic entrepreneurs as well as top researchers to develop techniques, algorithms, services, and applications, in the new social informatics era against the backdrop of big data. This talk will provide an overview of recent activities related to web intelligence and social computing from our group. More specifically, they include computational techniques for social recommendations, question and answering, human computation/crowdsourcing, on-line learning, etc.

Research Interests

Irwin King's research interests include machine learning, social computing, web intelligence, data mining, and multimedia information processing. In these research areas, he has over 210 technical publications in journals and conferences. In addition, he has contributed over 30 book chapters and edited volumes. Moreover, Prof. King has over 30 research and applied grants.

Prof. King is the Book Series Editor for “Social Media and Social Computing” with Taylor and Francis (CRC Press). He is also an Associate Editor of the ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data (ACM TKDD) and a former Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks (TNN). He is a senior member of IEEE and a member of ACM, International Neural Network Society (INNS), and Asian Pacific Neural Network Assembly (APNNA). Currently, he is serving the Neural Network Technical Committee (NNTC) and the Data Mining Technical Committee under the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (formerly the IEEE Neural Network Society). He is also a member of the Board of Governors of INNS and a Vice-President and Governing Board Member of APNNA. He also serves INNS as the Vice-President for Membership in the Board of Governors.

Prof. King is Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He received his B.Sc. degree in Engineering and Applied Science from California Institute of Technology, Pasadena and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Recently, he took a leave to work with AT&T Labs Research and also UC Berkeley on social computing related projects and courses.

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