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In the era of the world wide web and ubiquitous digitalization, psychology of personality and psychology of individual differences have entered new research areas and have found new practical applications. In his lecture on Digital Footprints, addressed to academics and doctoral students, Dr. Michał Kosiński, Assistant Professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business and a graduate of SWPS University will explain how psychology and computational social science are used to develop algorithms that can provide insights into population-wide patterns and detailed characteristics of individuals.

The lecture, organized by the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program at SWPS University, is part of the series The Challenges of Humanities of the 21st Century.

The lecture is addressed to academics and doctoral students and will be conducted in English. Free admission.

Lecture

November
24 2017

Warsaw

Digital Footprints

A growing portion of offline and online human activities leave digital footprints in electronic databases. Resulting big social data offers unprecedented insights into population-wide patterns and detailed characteristics of individuals. The goal of this lecture is to show how pervasive records of digital footprints, such as Facebook profile, or mobile device logs, can be used to infer personality, a major psychological framework describing differences in individual behavior. The lecture will briefly introduce personality and will present a range of works focusing on predicting it from digital footprints and conclude with a discussion of the implications of these results in terms of privacy, data ownership, and opportunities for future research in computational social science.

More at: www.michalkosinski.com

Michał Kosiński

Speaker

Michał Kosiński, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor in Organisational Behavior at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from University of Cambridge, an M.Phil. in Psychometrics, and a M.S. in Social Psychology. He is also a graduate of SWPS University. He is a leading expert in psychometrics, a data-driven sub-branch of psychology. His research focuses on studying humans through the lenses of digital footprints left behind while using digital platforms and devices.

Michał coordinates the myPersonality project, which involves global collaboration between over 200 researchers, analyzing the detailed psycho-demographic profiles of over 8 million Facebook users. While at Cambridge University, he started an open-source online adaptive testing platform Concerto and ApplyMagicSauce.com predictive engine.

Previously, Michał was the Deputy Director of the University of Cambridge Psychometrics Centre, a researcher at Microsoft Research, and a post-doc at Stanford's Computer Science Department.

We are very happy to host Dr. Michał Kosiński, graduate of the Psychology Program at SWPS University, whose research is at the forefront of computational psychology today.

Associate Professor Izabela Grabowska, Head of Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program

The Challenges of Humanities of the 21st Century

“The Challenges of Humanities of the 21st Century” is a series of lectures by distinguished specialists, representing various disciplines from the field of humanities. The events are aimed at students of the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Studies at SWPS University, however all interested parties are welcome. The format includes post-lecture informal discussions, where doctoral students can debate the lecture topics with the invited experts. The friendly atmosphere is conducive to networking, which lends itself to opportunities of future internships at universities or research centers around the world.

Doctoral Studies at SWPS University

Doctoral Studies at SWPS University are directed to people interested in an academic career and also to those, who would like to continue their education and personal development in support of their career advancement. The interdisciplinary character of our programs allows students to participate in projects from various disciplines. Our doctoral students collaborate with scholars from the best research centers in Poland and around the world. The master-apprentice approach guarantees that each student receives individual attention and professional support.

Date and Location

November 24, 2017 at 17.00

SWPS University
Chodakowska 19/31, Prof. Pietrasinski's Lecture Hall, No. S306
Warsaw

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