The WSSC group as of July 2023
The Web Science and Social Computing group as of July 2023.

The Web:

  • Information Retrieval / Web Search
  • Web Mining
  • Large-Scale Socio-Technical Systems

Social Media:

  • Analysis of Social and Information Networks
  • Mining of Social Media and Crowd-Generated Data
  • Crowdsourcing and Scalable Collaboration
  • Recommender Systems
  • Crisis Informatics

Algorithmic Fairness and Transparency:

  • Detecting Algorithmic Bias
  • Algorithmic Fairness / Mitigating Algorithmic Bias
  • Algorithmic Transparency

Applied Web Science and Social Computing:

  • Data Science for Social Good
  • Impacts and applications in traditional/mainstream media, governments, non-governmental organizations and business, and in sectors such as health care, science, and education.
  • Impacts on employment, labor, legislation, politics, governance, democracy and economics; changes in homes, workplaces, schools, and the city.

Data governance:

  • Data Intermediation mechanisms
  • Privacy-preserving data-mining
  • Geospatial data modelling
  • Responsible data sharing practices