Jennifer Golbeck Associate Professor of Information Studies and Director of the Social Intelligence Lab, University of Maryland

Talk Title - Footprints in the Digital Dust:  How Your Online Behavior Says More Than You Think
Thursday, February 2, 5:00 p.m.
Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons

Jennifer Golbeck is an associate professor in the College of Information Studies and affiliate associate professor of computer science at the University of Maryland, where she is also the Director of the Social Intelligence Lab. She is a world leader in social media research and science communication. Her work spans many areas, but her core research interests are in understanding how people use social media to improve the way they interact with information. She approaches this from a computer science perspective and her general research hits social networks, trust, web science, artificial intelligence, and human-computer interaction. She has done a lot of work looking at how to infer information about people (like personality and political preferences) and their relationships (like trust) from social media. She is also working on usable security, bringing HCI to the design of security and privacy systems. For more information, see