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Reverse EngiNeering of sOcial Information pRocessing

Objective

In today's world, access to information is a decisive factor advancing industry, society and even culture. It is therefore of great importance to understand why and how some information (e.g. some memes) spreads virally with great ease, while other is met with disinterest and omission. Uncovering the reasons may allow promoting important information, like warnings about cyber-attacks, while stifle harmful rumors, such as vaccines causing autism. The aim of the project is to treat the vast complexity of such information dynamics in social systems by involving researchers in social sciences, journalism, computing, data mining and complexity science.
The Project’s objectives are:
- discovery and reverse-engineering the mechanisms of information spreading in social media, such as dynamics of news releases, blog and internet for posts, Twitter messages, e-mails etc.,
- training and exchange of knowledge between partners in different domains coming from Warsaw University of Technology, Jozef Stefan Institute, Wroclaw University of Technology and leading world universities Stanford University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Nanyang Technological University,
- bidirectional knowledge transfer between academia and media industry (Slovenian Press Agency) by exposing researchers to real-life problems and giving business access to innovative methods and tools for information analysis.

The project will be based on three pillars: data acquisition, data mining/machine learning and complex systems modeling. The specific problems addressed will include understanding rules of and predicting information spreading in different media and about different topics, finding information sources and uncovering hidden information channels.

The secondments will accelerate individual careers of involved researchers, especially early stage ones. The project will lay foundations for long-term collaboration by strengthening existing links between partners and creating new ones.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/media and communications/journalism

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA
Address
Plac Politechniki 1
00 661 Warszawa
Poland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 508 500

Participants (3)

INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 301 500
Address
Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
POLITECHNIKA WROCLAWSKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 346 500
Address
Wybrzeze Wyspianskiego 27
50-370 Wroclaw
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SLOVENSKA TISKOVNA AGENCIJA DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 117 000
Address
Tivolska Cesta 50
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (10)

BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY
United States
Address
Serra Mall 450
94305 2004 Stanford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
United States
Address
8Th Street 110
12180 Troy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY
Singapore
Address
Nanyang Avenue 50
639798 Singapore
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
United States
Address
Franklin Street 1111, 12 Floor
94607 Oakland Ca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY
United States
Address
Forbes Avenue 5000
15213 Pittsburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY
United States
Address
Huntington Avenue 360 960 Rp
02115 Boston Ma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
University of Notre Dame du Lac
United States
Address
Main Building 511
46556 Notre Dame
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AUTONOMOUS NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION INTERNATIONAL BANKING INSTITUTE
Russia
Address
Nevskij 60
191023 St. Petersburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ITMO UNIVERSITY
Russia
Address
Kronwerkskiy Prosp 49
197101 St Petersburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY SYDNEY
Australia
Address
Broadway Building 1 Ultimo Nsw
2007 Sydney
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments