Rossano Schifanella ( will give a talk entitled "Combined Effect of Content Quality and Social Ties on User Engagement"

Short Bio: Rossano (computer scientist at the University of Turin) is a visiting scientist at Nokia Bell Labs, Cambridge, UK, and a former visiting scientist at Yahoo Labs and at Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing where he was applying computational methods to model social behavior in online platforms. His research mainly focuses on a data-driven analysis of the behavior of (groups of) individuals and their interactions on social media platforms.


Abstract: In his talk, Rossano presented a large scale study on the complex intertwinement between quality, popularity, and social ties in an online photo sharing platform, proposing a methodology to democratize exposure and foster long term users engagement.