Conferences & Workshop Presentations

Association for Computing and Machinery (ACM) SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining - August 4-8, 2019, Anchorage, AK.

  • Blending Noisy Social Media Signals with Traditional Movement Variables to Predict Forced Migration. Yanchen Wang (Presenting Author), Lisa Singh,  Laila Wahedi, Wifang Wei, Christo Kirov, Susan Martin, Katharine Donato, Yaguang Liu, Kornraphop Kawintiranon. Publication of this paper is forthcoming by the Association for Computing and Machinery (ACM).

Modern Social Movements and Their Workplace Impact - April 4, 2019, Texas A&M Workplace Law Program, TX.
Jamillah Williams joined legal scholars and employment law attorneys at this conference to educate lawyers about developments under enforcement issues and the #MeToo and other social movements.

2018 IEEE International Conference on Big Data - December 10-13, 2018, Seattle, WA.

  • Detecting and Using Buzz from Newspapers to Understand Patterns of Movement - Yifang Wei (Presenter), Julia Hockett, Yaguang Liu, Lisa Singh, Nathan Schneider.

The 2nd North American Social Networks (NASN) Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA) - November 27-30, Washington, DC.

  • Constructing Networks from Social Media Data: Different Constructs and their Consequences - Laila Wahedi (Presenting Author), Lisa Singh, Yiqing Ren.
  • Grand Challenges Finalist Presentation: IRA Troll Accounts: Exploring their Use and Coordination - Laila Wahedi (Finalist and Winner).

Big Data Meets Survey Science 2018 (BigSurv18) Conference: Exploring New Statistical Frontiers - October 25-27, 2018, Barcelona, Spain.

  • Evaluating Survey Consent To Social Media Linkage - Zeina Mneimneh (Presenting Author), Colleen McClain, Lisa Singh,* Trivellore Raghunathan.
  • Seeking the “Ground Truth”: Assessing Methods Used for Demographic Inference from Twitter - Colleen McClain (Presenting Author), Zeina Mneimneh, Lisa Singh,* Trivellore Raghunathan.
  • When Does the Campaign Matter? Attention to Campaign Events in News, Twitter, and Public Opinion - Josh Pasek (Presenting Author), Lisa Singh,* Stuart Soroka, Jonathan Ladd,* Michael Traugott, Ceren Budak, Leticia Bode,* Frank Newport.

2018 American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Democracy and its Discontents - August 30 - September 2. Boston, MA.

  • The Relationship Between Twitter Chatter, Conflict, and Forced Migration - Laila Wahedi (Presenting Author), Yifang Wei, Christo Kirov, Katharine Donato, Lisa Singh.

​The 11th Annual Political Networks Conference and Workshops (POLNET) - June 6-9, 2018, Arlington, VA. 

  • Boys on the Tweet Bus: Identifying Information Flows Between Political Journalists during the 2016 U.S. Presidential Campaign - Jonathan Ladd* (Presenting Author), Lisa Singh,* Ceren Budak, Leticia Bode,* Michael Traugott, Laila Wahedi.*
  • Power and Ideology in the Formation of Violent Group Networks in Syria and the U.S. - Laila Wahedi (Presenting Author), Lisa Singh, Yifang Wei.

Advances in Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Pacific Asian Conference (PAKDD) - June 3-6, 2018, Melbourne, Australia.
MDI presented a paper titled "A Temporal Topic Model for Noisy Mediums" that was later published by Springer Publications.


Law and Society Association Annual Meeting - May 30-June 2, 2019, Washington, DC.
Jamillah Willians will present in a panel discussion on Sexual Harassment and the #MeToo Movement on the topic of "Big Data Insights: #MeToo, Law, and Social Change" on June 1, 2019.

National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference - March 22, 2019, Washington, DC.
Jamillah Williams took part in a "Panel of Employment Law Scholars presenting on #MeToo and its Impact in the Workplace for People of Color" at the conference, held at the Washington College of Law this year.

2019 Women's Forum - March 28-29, 2019, Washington, DC.
Lisa Singh participated in a panel on "MeToo: Sexual Harassment and Intersectionality" that explored how the intersections of race, gender, and class manifest in the workplace and in our communities, and how we can respond meaningfully across these intersections. This session at the forum was sponsored by the Gender+Justice Initiative.

20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium - March 14-16, 2019, Oklahoma City, OK.
Andrew Sobanet, Associate Professor in the Department of French and Francophone Studies at Georgetown University, presented his paper " Disaster Averted? A Big-Data Look at Macron and Le Pen Post-2017" in the "Histoire et politique de désastres" panel discussion.

Gender Justice Initiative Fall 2018 Colloquium - November 9, 2018, Washington, DC.
Jamillah Williams, Lisa Singh, and Naomi Mezey, Professor of Law at Georgetown University, presented their collaborative work in a panel titled "#MeToo - Converting Conversation in Change."

Legal Forum Symposium: Law in the Era of #MeToo - November 2, 2018, Chicago, IL.
Jamillah Williams, Associate Professor of Law at Georgetown University, attended this symposium as a panelist to discuss social science approaches to #MeToo.