Title: Using math to examine far-right extremism and online political opinion
Speaker: Joseph Tien, OSU
Abstract: I will discuss some ongoing projects studying the network structure of far-right groups on Twitter. A particular case study will be the Twitter conversation following the #UniteTheRight rally in August 2017, Charlottesville. Some basic tools from network science and data science will be presented, and opportunities for research will be discussed.
This is part of the Invitations to Mathematics lecture series given each year in Autumn Semester. Pre-candidacy PhD students can sign up for this lecture series by registering for one or two credit hours of Math 6193 with Professor Henri Moscovici.