Schedule and Topics

Reading responses template.

 

DATE TOPICS READING/ASSIGNMENTS SPEAKER (s)
1/24 Class Introduction
Lecture 1: Introduction to Social Computing
Paper 1 assigned TS
1/26 Lecture 2: Introduction to NLP Paper 2  assigned TS
1/31 Lecture 3: Research Methods Primer Paper 1 responses due TS
2/2 Class discussion: Paper 1 HW 1 assigned Siddheshwar
2/7 Lecture 4: AI/Machine Learning Primer
Quiz 1
Paper 3 assigned
Paper 2 responses due
TS
2/9 Class discussion: Paper 2
Sean
2/14 Lecture 5:AI/Machine Learning Primer, cont. Paper 3 responses due TS
2/16 Class discussion: Paper 3 Roshin
2/21  Lecture 6: Sentiment and Belief Extraction – Part 1 TS
2/23 Lecture 6: Sentiment and Belief Extraction – Part 1, cont. HW 2 assigned TS
2/28 Lecture 7: Sentiment and Belief Extraction – Part 2 Paper 4 assigned TS
3/2  Class Discussion HW1 results HW 1 due Students
3/7 Lecture 8: Learning Human Behavior from Data 1 (sociolinguistic behaviors)
Quiz 2
Paper 4 responses due TS
3/9 Class discussion:Paper 4 Rajiv
3/14 spring break, no class
3/16 spring break, no class
3/21 Lecture 9: Learning Human Behavior from data –Part 2 (Complex phenomena) Paper 5 assigned TS
3/23 Class discussion: HW3 proposals HW3 final proposals due 3/24 Students
3/28 Lecture 10: Learning Human Behavior from Data – Part 3 (MMORGs)
Quiz 3
Paper 6 assigned
Paper 5 responses due
TS
3/30 Class discussion: Paper 5
HW 2 due Sean
4/4 Lecture 11: Learning Human Behavior from Data – Language and Beyond
– Part 4 (Social Networks and SNA)
Paper 7 assigned
Paper 6 responses due
TS
4/6 Class discussion: Paper 6  Siddeheshwar
4/11 Classes suspended- no class
4/13 Class discussion: HW3 progress reports Students
4/18 Lecture 11: Learning Human Behavior from Data – Language and Beyond – Part 4 (Social Networks and SNA contd) Paper 8 assigned
Paper 7 responses due
TS
4/20 Class discussion:Paper 7 Roshin
4/25 Lecture 12: Affecting Human Behavior – Persuasion, campaigns, behavior change Paper 8 responses due TS
4/27 Class discussion: Paper 8 Rajiv
5/2

Lecture 13: Metaphors from text

 HW 3 due TS
5/4 Class discussion: HW3 final presentations Students
5/9 Final Lecture: Cross-cultural analyses using metaphors TS

The instructor would like to thank Dan Jurafsky, Chris Manning, Munmum DeChoudhary, Tony Mullen and others for making content available online. Some material in this course is inspired by their content.
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