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The Internet of things, Siri – your virtual assistant, Sophia – the social humanoid robot and us, human beings, interacting with these devices. Almost unnoticeably, artificial intelligence has entered our lives and made itself at home. Social informatics is a discipline that studies the design, uses and consequences of information technologies in institutional and cultural contexts. During his lecture at SWPS University, Professor Adam Wierzbicki, from the Polish-Japanese Academy for Information Technology will introduce the audience to Social Informatics and its Research Problems.

The lecture, organized by SWPS University's Interdisciplinary Doctoral School is a part of the series The Challenges of the Humanities of the 21st Century.

The lecture will be delivered in English. Free admission.

March 2
11:30
Warsaw

Social Informatics: Introduction and Research Problems

Since 2008, Social Informatics (also called Social Computing or Web Science) is an increasingly popular research area in Informatics. Social Informatics can be defined as the area of informatics that aims to develop methods to improve information systems by using models of social phenomena or social concepts. This interdisciplinary area draws on research results and methods from many disciplines, such as Social Science, Game Theory, Social Networks, Multi-Agent Simulation, Machine Learning and Data Mining, Natural Language Processing and many others. A complementary research area in the Social Sciences is Computational Social Science. The lecture will give an introduction to the area, provide an overview of the state of the art and discuss possible research directions.

adam wierzbicki

Speaker

Adam Wierzbicki – Adam Wierzbicki is Professor and Vice-Rector of the Polish-Japanese Academy for Information Technology (PJATK). He is an expert in Social Informatics and peer-to-peer (P2P) computing. His current research interests focus on social informatics, in particular on crowdsourcing, web content credibility, trust management, and open collaboration. Recipient of many grants and awards, including the IBM Faculty award. He is a Senior Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

We are glad to host Professor Wierzbicki, a renowned expert in social informatics, from the Polish-Japanese Academy for Information Technology, in our lecture series. I hope that the timely topic of his lecture will appeal not only to the students of our doctoral program in ICT & Psychology, which we offer in cooperation with PJATK, but also to a wider audience.

Professor Izabela Grabowska, Director of Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program

The Challenges of the Humanities of the 21st Century

“The Challenges of Humanities of the 21st Century” is a series of lectures by distinguished specialists, who represent various disciplines from the field of humanities. The events are aimed at students of SWPS University's Interdisciplinary Doctoral School, however all interested parties are welcome. The format includes post-lecture informal discussions on topics presented by the invited experts. The friendly atmosphere of the events 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.

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Date and Location

March 2, 2019 at 11.30, Room S304
Chodakowska 19/31, 03-915, Warszawa, Poland

Organizer

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