lisa singh

hello!

I am a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Georgetown University. I am also a Research Professor in the Massive Data Institute (MDI). My specialization is what I like to call - data-centric computing. It means that I work on lots of aspects of data driven computer science - data mining, data privacy, data science, and data visualization to name a few. I like working with noisy, messy, partial data to determine what its limitations are, what I can say about it, and what I can learn from it in ethical, privacy-preserving ways.


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quick links

research projects:

- The Social Science and Social Media Collaborative (s3mc)

- Election 2020 (w/ CNN & UM) and Election 2016 (w/ Gallup & UM)

- Forced Migration (w/ ISIM)

- Social Media and Gun Policy

- Online Social Movements - #metoo

- Animal Networks (w/ Shark Bay Dolphin Project)

- Privacy and WebFootprinting

outreach:

- GU Women Coders (guWeCode)

- Georgetown Hackathon (HoyaHacks)

- ACM Capital Region Celebration of Women in Computing (2017 - at GU)

- CS4HS Workshop for High School teachers (2013)

- Women in Computing Luncheon (2008)

meetings & workshops:

- 5 meetings: Quantitative Research in Social Science (2020 & 2021)

- Data Blending: Tackling the Obstacles (2019)

- NSF Big Data Research and Hubs and Spokes PI Meeting (2017)

- NSF Big Data PI Workshop (BDPI-2016)

- NITRD Big Data Strategic Initiative Workshop (BDSI-2015)

- NSF Information Integration & Informatics (III-2010)

select papers & reports:

Publication List (generated from BibBase)

Words That Matter: How the News and Social Media Shaped the 2016 Presidential Campaign
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MDI Data Blending Report - 2020
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Blending Noisy Social Media Signals with Traditional Movement Variables to Predict Forced Migration (2019) ACM International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD)
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NSF Big Data PI Meeting Final Report - 2017
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Overlapping target event and storyline detection of online newspaper articles. (2016) IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics.
Received Best Paper Honorable Mention Award
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NSF Big Data PI Meeting Final Report - 2016
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Public Information Exposure detection: Helping users understand their web footprints.(2015) IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM)
Received Best Paper Runner-up Award
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Spearheading Innovation in the Face of Massive Data. (2015) NITRD Big Data Strategic Initiative Meeting Final Report - 2015
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Stability vs. Diversity: Understanding the dynamics of actors in time-varying affiliation networks.(2012) ASE/IEEE International Conference on Social Informatics.
Received Best Paper Award
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Social networks reveal cultural behaviour in tool-using using dolphins. (2012) Nature Communications.
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happenings

 

Lisa's Occasional Random Thoughts

 

10/2020
Realtime presidential debate analysis London School of Economics post

 

Fall 2020
CNN/GU/UM: Election 2020 attitude tracking

 

4/2020
Book is out!! Words That Matter

 

10/2019
Received IEEE Service Award

 

Spring 2018
Officially joining MDI

 

5/2018
GU undergraduate CS graduating class 50% female!! See how we got there

 

4/2018
Data privacy discussion with the Washington Post - Your data on Facebook

 

12/2017
Speak about big data and forced migration at NAS Symposium

 

2/2017
Hosted ACM CAPWIC Women's CS Conference at GU - over 200 people attended!! Hoya Article

 

1/2017
gu-WeCode Coding Party - over 60 people coding!! Hoya Article

 

1/2017
Reprint of Clinton topic visual analytic The Hill Article

 

9/2016
"Email" Dominates What Americans Have Heard About Clinton Gallup Article

 

2/2016
Should Computer Science Cover More than Just Coding NPR

 

1/2016
GU's first Hackathon Hoya Hacks

 

9/2014
Privacy Isn't Dead Yet nextGov

 

Spring 2014
CS&E Club teaches Scratch at Lab School

 

2/2014
GU Women Coders is born!

 


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