Welcome to talk by Prof. Bernardo Huberman! Title: Social Attention in the Age of the Web

15 August, 2008 - 10:58

Time: August 21, 15:00-16:00
Place: Knuth room, SICS, Isafjordsgatan 22, KistaSpeaker: Bernardo Huberman, HP Labs, Palo Alto Abstract:
The subject of collective attention is central to an information
age where millions of people are inundated with daily messages. It is
thus of interest to understand how attention to novel items propagates
and eventually fades among large populations.

Bernardo A. Huberman is a Senior HP Fellow and director of the
Social Computing Lab at HP Labs, which focuses on methods for
harvesting the collective intelligence of groups of people in order to
realize greater value from the interaction between users and
Huberman’s main research focus is on the relationship between
local actions and the global behavior of large, distributed systems.
Areas of exploration include distributed knowledge, social
organizations and the economics of attention.