CS 598 ECH - Antisocial Computing

Fall 2021

Antisocial ComputingCS598ECH43666S941530 - 1645 T R  1109 Siebel Center for Comp Sci Eshwar Chandrasekharan

Official Description

Subject offerings of new and developing areas of knowledge in computer science intended to augment the existing curriculum. See Class Schedule or departmental course information for topics and prerequisites. Course Information: May be repeated in the same or separate terms if topics vary.

Section Description

In this course, we will explore recent advances in detecting and discouraging antisocial behavior on the Internet. Focusing on a combination of sociological foundations and recent advances in HCI, NLP, and human-centered AI, we will examine online moderation through three lenses: understanding, building, and evaluating. First, we will survey the large spectrum of abusive behavior prevalent on the Internet and understand how current research defines such behavior. Next, we will examine existing moderation tools built using computational techniques and social computing theory. Finally, we will review experimental studies, surveys and real-time deployments that evaluate the efficacy of moderation strategies. Through this course, students will read and critique high-impact research papers, lead and engage in class discussions, provide and receive constructive peer-feedback, and execute a new research project for their final paper. Prerequisite CS 225. For up-to-date information about