BEGIN:VCALENDAR PRODID:-//Microsoft Corporation//Outlook 16.0 MIMEDIR//EN VERSION:2.0 METHOD:PUBLISH X-MS-OLK-FORCEINSPECTOROPEN:TRUE BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:Central Standard Time BEGIN:STANDARD DTSTART:16011104T020000 RRULE:FREQ=YEARLY;BYDAY=1SU;BYMONTH=11 TZOFFSETFROM:-0500 TZOFFSETTO:-0600 END:STANDARD BEGIN:DAYLIGHT DTSTART:16010311T020000 RRULE:FREQ=YEARLY;BYDAY=2SU;BYMONTH=3 TZOFFSETFROM:-0600 TZOFFSETTO:-0500 END:DAYLIGHT END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT CLASS:PUBLIC CREATED:20230203T222028Z DESCRIPTION:Speaker:\nÁgnes Horvát - Assistant Professor\, Communication Studies\, School of Communication\, Northwestern University\n\nTitle:\nSci ence on the Web: How networks bias academic communication online\n\nAbstra ct:\nMost academics are promoting their work online. At the same time\, th e public\, journalists\, and interested governments increasingly turn to t he Web for scientific information. It thus becomes ever more critical that we better understand the dynamics of online science dissemination network s. My talk presents our latest results about (1) how scientific publicatio ns spread on various types of online platforms\, losing essential informat ion\; (2) how gender and ethnic inequalities impact the coverage of schola rship\; and (3) how subsequently retracted articles receive more attention online. Our findings highlight crucial biases in the online sharing of sc ience. They inform efforts to close gaps in scholars' success and curb the online spread of science-related misinformation.\n\nSpeaker Bio:\n​Ágn es Horvát is an Assistant Pr ofessor in Communication and Computer Science (by courtesy) at Northwester n University\, where she directs the Technology and Social Behavior PhD pr ogram. Her research lies at the intersection of computational social scien ce\, social computing\, and communication. Using interdisciplinary approac hes from network and data science\, her research group\, the Lab on Innova tion\, Networks\, and Knowledge (LINK) \, investigates how networks induce biased information production\, shar ing\, and processing on digital platforms. For example\, they study the im pact of networks and diversity on scholarly communication\, identify expre ssions of collective intelligence and opportunities for innovation in crow dsourcing communities\, and develop tools to support creativity and predic t success in culture industries. Professor Horvát received her PhD in Phy sics from the University of Heidelberg\, Germany.\nLocation:\nIn person: C hambers Hall \, 600 Foster Street\, Lower Level\nRemote option: https://northwestern.zoom.us/j/95881 985279 \nPasscode: NICO23\nAbout the Speaker Series:\nWednesdays@N ICO is a vibrant weekly seminar series focusing broadly on the topics of c omplex systems and data science. It brings together attendees ranging from graduate students to senior faculty who span all of the schools across No rthwestern\, from applied math to sociology to biology and every disciplin e in-between. Please visit: https://bit.ly/WedatNICO for information on fu ture speakers.\n \n \n DTEND;TZID="Central Standard Time":20230208T130000 DTSTAMP:20230203T222028Z DTSTART;TZID="Central Standard Time":20230208T120000 LAST-MODIFIED:20230203T222028Z LOCATION:In person at Chambers Hall\, or remote via Zoom PRIORITY:5 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY;LANGUAGE=en-us:Wed@NICO\, 2/8\, Ágnes Horvát TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:040000008200E00074C5B7101A82E008000000001020C0854C2BD901000000000000000 010000000298E204D35C4A04DB0D34B7563C99491 X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Speaker:

Ágnes Horvát - Assistant Professor\, Communication Studies\, School of Communication\, Northwestern University

Title:

Science on the Web: How ne tworks bias academic communication online

Abstract:

Most academics are promoting their work online. At the same time\, the public\, journali sts\, and interested governments increasingly turn to the Web for scientif ic information. It thus becomes ever more critical that we better understa nd the dynamics of online science dissemination networks. My talk presents our latest results about (1) how scientific publications spread on variou s types of online platforms\, losing essential information\; (2) how gende r and ethnic inequalities impact the coverage of scholarship\; and (3) how subsequently retracted articles receive more attention online. Our findin gs highlight crucial biases in the online sharing of science. They inform efforts to close gaps in scholars' success and curb the online spread of s cience-related misinformation.

Speaker Bio:

Ágnes Horvát is an Assistant Professor in Communication and Computer Science (by courtesy ) at Northwestern University\, where she directs the Technology and Social Behavior PhD program. Her research lies at the intersection of computatio nal social science\, social computing\, and communication. Using interdisc iplinary approaches from network and data science\, her research group\, t he Lab on Innovation\, Networ ks\, and Knowledge (LINK)\, investigates how networks induce biased in formation production\, sharing\, and processing on digital platforms. For example\, they study the impact of networks and diversity on scholarly com munication\, identify expressions of collective intelligence and opportuni ties for innovation in crowdsourcing communities\, and develop tools to su pport creativity and predict success in culture industries. Professor Horvát received her PhD in Physics from the Univers ity of Heidelberg\, Germany.

< span style='font-family:"Calibri"\,sans-serif'>Location:

In person: Chambers Hall\, 600 Foster Street\, Lower Level
Rem ote option: https://northwestern.zoom.us/j/95881985279
Passcode: NICO23

About the Speaker Ser ies:

W ednesdays@NICO is a vibrant weekly seminar series focusing broadly on the topics of complex systems and data science. It brings together atte ndees ranging from graduate students to senior faculty who span all of the schools across Northwestern\, from applied math to sociology to biology a nd every discipline in-between. Please visit: https://bit.ly/WedatNICO for information on future speakers.

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