Ian Davidson, Professor of Computer Science at UC Davis
We are honoured to receive Prof. Ian Davidson for this talk.
Bio: Ian Davidson is a Professor of Computer Science at UC Davis (https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/davidson). His research focuses on AI, machine learning, and data mining. He has done major contributions around topics of clustering, and worked on applications to areas with societal impacts such as neuroscience, intelligent tutoring systems and social network. He publishes regularly in the best conferences (AAAI, KDD, ICDM) and journals (DMKD, TKDD, TKDE) of this field.
Social networks are now the dominant source of news throughout the world. They have been a major driver behind social justice movements, elections, and fake news. However, the underlying structure of social networks and how information propagates through them is still not well understood. We discuss challenges and plans to address these topics.