GVU Brown Bag: Adam Kramer

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  • Date/Time:
    • Friday March 18, 2011 - Saturday March 19, 2011
      12:00 pm - 12:59 pm
  • Location: TSRB 132
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  • URL: http://www.gvu.gatech.edu
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Summary Sentence: Adam Kramer of Facebook discusses research by the Facebook Data Team.

Full Summary: Kramer discusses research by the Facebook Data Team.


Adam Kramer will be talking about research conducted by the Facebook Data Team, including some illustrations of the computational research process. He will illustrate the basic research process by discussing several projects in detail: Alan's work on word count analysis; Burke's work on social wellbeing; and Chang's work in inferring ethnicity. He will also give a brief overview of the Data Team's research environment (i.e., talk about the computer systems Facebook uses to conduct research).


Bio: Adam Kramer received a BS and MS in Logic and Computation from Carnegie Mellon University where he studied computational social science (parsing raw weblogs in order to better understand behavior in an online course on causal inference). Dr. Kramer spent a year working for Susan Fussell and Sara Kiesler at CMU's Human Computer Interaction Institute and went to the University of Oregon where he studied decision-making, which lead to his Ph.D. in Social Psychology. He continued HCI research over a series of summer internships at Google (studying Blogger) and Facebook (studying online social interaction). Dr. Kramer has been a full-time Data Scientist at Facebook since July 2010.


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GVU Center, College of Computing, School of Interactive Computing

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  • Created On: Mar 15, 2011 - 9:48am
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