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WED@NICO WEBINAR: Lillian Lee, Cornell University "Discussion dynamics: controversy and content moderation"

Lillian Lee

When: Wednesday, May 19, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Central

Where: Online
Webcast Link

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: Meghan Stagl   847.491.2527

Group: Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO)

Category: Academic, Lectures & Meetings



Lillian Lee, Charles Roy Davis Professor, Department of Computer Science and Department of Information Science, Cornell University


Online Discussion Dynamics: Early prediction of controversy; content removal as a moderation strategy



Speaker Bio:

Lillian Lee, Charles Roy Davies professor, is a member of the department of computer science and of information science at Cornell University. Her research interests include natural language processing and computational social science. She is a AAAI Fellow, an ACL Fellow, and an ACM Fellow, and a former Sloan Fellow.  She received one of three inaugural awards for the Test of Time (2002-2012) Paper on Computational Linguistics (joint with Bo Pang), and best paper awards at NAACL 2004 (joint with Regina Barzilay) and the IJCAI 2016 Natural Language Processing meets Journalism workshop (joint with Liye Fu and Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil). She earned a citation in "Top Picks: Technology Research Advances of 2004" by Technology Research News (also joint with Regina Barzilay). Her co-authored work has received several mentions in the popular press, including The New York Times, NPR's All Things Considered, and NBC's The Today Show.


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About the Speaker Series:

Wednesdays@NICO is a vibrant weekly seminar series focusing broadly on the topics of complex systems and data science. It brings together attendees ranging from graduate students to senior faculty who span all of the schools across Northwestern, from applied math to sociology to biology and every discipline in-between. Please visit: for information on future speakers.

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