We work hard,
dream big, and
while developing techniques to analyze online behaviors to improve individual well-being and address societal problems. We leverage online and offline data to gain insight into human behaviors and analyze technological systems to mitigate threats against online conversations by developing techniques in machine learning, network science, and computational social sciences.
We released a platform, called Secim2023.biz, to share data science insights and reports from our disinformation and coordinated activity detection project on upcoming 2023 Turkish Presidential Election.
Onur Varol invited to MedyaScope to talk about online manipulation.
Our project "Developing systems for coordination and automated behavior detection on online social networks" funded by TUBITAK 2247-D National Leader Researcher Grant. We will be hiring 5 graduate and postdoctoral researchers soon.
🎉 VRL Lab's first work, titled "Academic Support Network Reflects Doctoral Experience and Productivity", submitted for publication and the pre-print available on ArXiv. Congratulations to Ozgur for his hard work and ambition! 🎉
Our group members Ozgur, Umut and Ege participated in the SICSS last summer. The findings of their research project on the percention of Covid-19 in Turkey were published in collaboration with Teyit.org.