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In the news: What Twitter can tell us

Kambhampati Twitter analysis

ASU computer science doctoral students Yuheng Hu (left) and Kartik Talamadupula (center) are devising computer models that enable researchers to use Twitter data as a basis for analysis to gauge public opinion and behavior trends. They’re working under the direction of computer science professor Subbarao Kambhampati (right). Photo: Rosie Gochnour

Posted October 3, 2013

Social media is emerging as a source of data for tracking trends in public opinion and public behavior. Arizona State University computer scientists are among those developing ways to utilize Twitter-based research to gauge public reaction to events and social and political issues.

Two computer science doctoral students – Yuheng Hu and Kartik Talamadupula – have drawn attention for their work on computer models for analytical systems that can harness and organize large amounts of data generated from Twitter. Read more.

Their research is being supervised by Subbarao Kambhampati, a professor in the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decisions Systems Engineering, one of ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

In an TV interview on a public affairs program, Kambhampati explained how such Twitter analytics could aid social scientists, journalists and others seeking insight into public attitudes and actions.

Watch a video of the interview on KAET-Channel 8 Horizon program.

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