|Lecturer||Prof. Dr. Markus Strohmaier, Tobias Schumacher|
|Credit Points||6 ECTS|
|Grading||Written report (60%), oral presentations (40%)|
|Examination date||See schedule below|
|Information for Students|
The course is limited to 15 participants. The registration process is explained below.
The achievement of the learning goals is pursued by practicing on the basis of personally assigned in-depth scientific topics as well as by actively participating in the presentation dates. The organizer will choose subject areas within the field of Data-Science and provide scientific papers to students to work through.
Previous participation in the courses offered by our chair are recommended.
On the basis of suitable literature, in particular original scientific articles, students independently familiarize themselves with a topic in data-science, classify and narrow down the topic appropriately and develop a critical evaluation. Students work out concepts, procedures and results of a given topic clearly and with appropriate formalisms in a timely manner and to a defined extent in depth in writing; Evidence of independent development by presenting self-selected examples. Descriptive oral presentation of an in-depth data science topic using suitable media and examples in a given format.
Misinformation and Polarization in Social Media
Social Media inevitably have a strong impact on societies in a globalized world. Aside from many benefits gained by social networks, there are also many challenges that come with the algorithmic nature of these platforms. Such challenges include the emergence and spreading of misinformation, and the polarization of their users.
In this seminar, we will discuss recent research studies that employ state-of-the-art data mining and knowledge discovery techniques to empirically analyze these two issues.
When applying for this seminar, please indicate which of these two broad topics you are more interested in. The exact research articles that are to be worked on will be determined once we have an overview over the number of participants and their rough preferences.
|15.08.22 – 05.09.22 (11.59 PM)||see „Registration“|
|Notification of acceptance/||07.09.22|
12.09.22 (12:00 PM – 1:30 PM)
|assignment of seminar topics|
28.10.22 (8.30 AM – 6.15 PM)
02.12.22 (8.30 AM – 6.15 PM)
|Submission deadline||to be announced|
If you are interested in this seminar, please apply to Tobias Schumacher via email.
Please start the Subject Line with “[SemDSI]”, and provide some details about your background, e.g., whether you have taken some relevant classes before (cf. course description) and your motivation to take this seminar. Also, make sure to indicate which of the two given topics – misinformation and polarization – you are more interested in.