- Data Mining & Knowledge Discovery
- Databases & Search
- Recommendation Algorithms, Trust & Personalization
- Computational Social Science
My PhD research focuses on the algorithmic and computational issues involved in the study of online social interactions and processes. On the one hand is related to the formal understanding of principles and models of social interaction and processes that are persistent in online social media, and on the other hand is related to the design and development of algorithms and methods that aim to support social interactions and processes on the web. The nature of these problems requires an interdisciplinary research approach with questions and ideas owing from both social and computing sciences. Social sciences make available theories of social interactions and processes, while analysis of massive data sets informed by computational algorithms and models offer ample opportunities for research allowing to make progress on fundamental social science questions.