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.