SMaPP Global

March 9-10, 2018, NYU-Shanghai

nyu1 (1)SMaPP Global Conference
NYU Shanghai – Academic Building
1555 Century Avenue, Pudong District, Shanghai 200122, China

Co-Sponsored by NYU Shanghai Center for Data Science and the NYU Global Institute for Advanced Study

Thursday, March 8th

6:00     Dinner for attendees

Friday, March 9th

9:15 – 9:45     Breakfast

9:45 – 10:00     Welcome — Joshua Tucker (NYU)

10:00 – 10:45     From Riot Police to Tweets: How World Leaders Use Social Media During Contentious Politics
Pablo Barberá (LSE), Anita Gohdes (University of Zurich), Evgeniia Iakhnis (USC), Thomas Zeitzoff (American University)

10:45 – 11:30     The Arabic Discourse About Support for ISIS on Twitter and What We Can Learn From That
Andrea Ceron (University of Milan), Luigi Curini (University of Milan), Stefano Iacus (University of Milan)

11:30 – 11:45     Coffee

11:45 – 12:30     How Censorship Affects Access to Facts: Effects of Blocking Chinese Wikipedia
Jennifer Pan (Stanford), Molly Roberts (USCD)

12:30 – 1:30     Lunch

1:30 – 2:00     Tools #1 Advanced Field Experimentation with PlanOut
Eytan Bakshy (Facebook)

2:00 – 2:45     Political Knowledge and Misinformation in the Era of Social Media: Evidence from the 2015 U.K. Election
Kevin Munger (NYU-NY), Patrick Egan (NYU-NY) Jonathan Nagler (NYU-NY) Jonathan Ronen (Max-Delbrück-Centrum), Joshua A. Tucker (NYU-NY)

2:45 – 3:00     Coffee

3:00 – 3:45     Projecting Confidence: How the Probabilistic Horse Race Confuses and De-mobilizes the Public
Sean Westwood (Dartmouth), Solomon Messing (Pew), Yphtach Lelkes (University of Pennsylvania)

3:45 – 5:15     Round Table #1: Linking Social Media Profiles and Survey Data
Moderated by Pablo Barberá (LSE)

7:00     Dinner for attendees

Saturday, March 10th

9:15 – 9:45     Breakfast

9:45 to 10:30     Liberal and Conservative Images of the Good Society: A Structural Topic Modeling Approach
John T. Jost (NYU), Joanna L. Sterling (Princeton University), and Curtis D.Hardin (Brooklyn College, CUNY)

10:30 – 11:15     Social Media and the Study of Political Persuasion and Mobilization
Philip Habel (University of South Alabama and the University of Glasgow) and Yannis Theocharis (University of Groningen)

11:15 – 11:30     Coffee

11:30 – 12:15     Measurement Issues: Bubbles and the Media Ecosystem
Jonathan Nagler (NYU), Greg Eady (NYU), Andy Guess (Princeton), Joshua Tucker (NYU)

12:15 – 1:00     Taking the Pulse of US College Campuses with Location-Based Anonymous Mobile Apps
Yanqiu Wu (NYU-Shanghai), Tehila Minkus (NYU-NY), Keith W. Ross (NYU-Shanghia/NY)

1:00 – 2:00     Lunch

2:00 – 2:30     Tools #2: Capturing the Arc of Narrative with Text Analytic Tools
Jamie Pennebaker (UT-Austin)

2:30 – 3:15     Prevalence of Low-Credibility Political Content in Online Advertising on News Sites
Dean Eckles (MIT), with Manon Revel (MIT), Ali Jadbabaie (MIT), Adam Berinsky (MIT)

3:15 – 3:30     Coffee Break

3:30 – 4:45     Round Table #2: What is a Troll and How Should We Study Them?
Moderated by Joshua Tucker (NYU)