The Social Computing Research Group


About Us

The Social Computing Research Group is an interdisciplinary team of researchers who study and design technologies that mediate human collaboration, communication, and learning. We investigate not only communication and interface features that surface socially relevant information, but also underlying computational features that shape social interaction, like recommendation and reputation systems

Recent News

2022 – Congratulations to Houda El mimouni on receiving a distinguished paper award at OpenSym/OSS for her first-authored paper, "Why People Trust Wikipedia Articles: Credibility-Assessment Strategies Used by Readers" by Houda Elmimouni, Andrea Forte, and Jonathan Morgan.


2022 – Former Social Computing Group Post-Doc Shruti Sannon had a first-authored paper accepted PACM:HCI to be presented at CSCW 2022: Privacy Research with Marginalized Groups: What We Know, What’s Needed, and What’s Next by Sannon and Forte.

2021  Congratulations to Dr. Andrea Forte for being recognized as an ACM Distinguished Member!

2021 – PhD student Jordyn Young joined the social computing group! Welcome to Jordyn!


2021 – Post-doc Shruti Sannon has won a CI Fellowship to work with Tawanna Dillahunt at University of Michigan Information School.


2021 – Dr. Meen Chul Kim successfully defended his dissertation “Learning Early-Stage Web Development at Scale: Exploring Methods to Assess Learning through Analysis of HTML and CSS.” Congrats to Dr. Kim.

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