Social computing is an interdisciplinary field that sits at the intersection of computer science and disciplines that study human behaviour.
It aims to understand collaboration and interaction observed via social-technical systems such as online social networks and web-enabled applications.
Examples of research that we conduct include:
- machine classification of human generated content in Web-enabled systems
- statistical modelling of social processes and content propagation in online social networks
- understanding human personality and behaviour
- studying interaction with smartphones
- measuring evolution of cooperation
- real-time computational analytics to assess risk to human safety.
Priority area leader
Professor of Data Science & Cybersecurity
|Centre for Cyberhate Research & Policy: Real-time scalable methods and infrastructure for modelling the spread of cyberhate on social media||Prof M Williams, Dr P Burnap||ESRC||247.08|
|ESRC Capital Funding: Social Data Science Lab - Continuation of methods and infrastructure development open data analytics in social research||Dr P Burnap, Prof O Rana, Prof M Williams, Dr L Sloan||ESRC||456.19|
|A social impact assessment of poverty alleviation and climate change in Ethiopia and Eritrea||Prof T Edwards, Prof O Rana||ESRC||6.81|
|The 2016 Welsh election study: A study of the 2016 election to the National Assembly for Wales||Professor R Scully, Dr L Sloan, Dr M Williams, Dr P Burnap, Prof R Jones||ESRC||258.27|
|Big Data analytics project||Dr P Burnap||KTP and Admiral||355.89|
|Investigating the link between social media activity and reporting crime||Dr P burnap||Metropolitan Police Service||41.63|
|Using the smartphone to monitor mood states||Professor D Linden, Professor R Whitaker and Dr S Allen||Wellcome Trust||45.78|
|Embedding COSMOS within public safety organisations||Dr P Burnap and Professor O Rana with Dr L Sloan and Dr M Williams (Social Science)||ESRC||23.0|
|Industrial secondment||Dr P Burnap||Airbus Group Ltd||22.18|
|Digital Wildfire: (Mis)information flows, propagation and responsible governance||Dr P Burlap and Professor OF Rana||ESRC via University of Oxford||42.93|