EIT professor to participate in South Big Data Hub Roundtable Series


Nitin Agarwal
Dr. Nitin Agarwal, Jerry L. Maulden-Entergy chair and professor of information science, will serve as one of four experts in the South Big Data Hub Roundtable Series, “Anti-Social Computing: Bots, Lies, and the New Environment.”

The series will take place from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Central Standard Time Thursday, March 9 at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Those interested in viewing the discussion can watch the series live online through the free webcast or on the South Big Data Hub YouTube Channel.

The goal of the roundtable discussion is to examine how new developments, including trolls and bots, shape conversations, shift national rhetoric, and build bridges among groups who might not otherwise connect.

Throughout the conversation, experts will discuss how fake news spreads and the role of various forms of actors in constructing, spreading, responding to, and observing such news.

Featured on the panel along with Agarwal is Dr. Kathleen Carley, professor of computation, organizations, and society at Carnegie Mellon University, Dr. Huan Liu, professor of computer science and engineering at Arizona State University, and Dr. Rand Waltzman, senior information scientist at the RAND corporation in Santa Monica, Calif.

Lea Shanley, co-executive director of the South Big Data Hub at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will serve as the moderator.

For more information, visit the South Big Data Hub website.

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