I am an associate professor at Cornell Tech where I am the founder of the Connective Media hub, co-direct the Oath-supported Connected Experiences Lab, and lead the Social Technologies research group. I sometimes consult or even co-found startups. Previously, I was an assistant professor at Rutgers SC&I, led a research team at Yahoo! Research Berkeley, and got a PhD from Stanford. Oh, and played professional basketball.
My lab designs, builds, and studies social systems, with a focus on topics related to Technology, Media and Democracy. Our sponsors include Yahoo Research / Oath, Google, Facebook and the National Science Foundation.For prospective 2019/2020 PhDs: I will only be considering new students who are committed to working on issues related to Technology, Media and Democracy. Feel free to email me with information about your relevant experience and goals.
NSF EAGER award (with Yoav, Shiri) to better understand large-scale patterns of attention to news articles
Report on the succesful first iteration of Tech, Media and Democracy Course
Congrats to my PhD student Xiao Ma for Snap Research Honorable Mention!
Launched Technology Media & Democracy initiative: Six New York City Universities Partner to Defend Independent Media and Journalism
Panel in the celebration of Martha Pollack’s inauguration as Cornell’s 14th president: Symposium addresses role of truth in universities, society
Thanks NSF for an EAGER award to study new ideas in Indirect Resource Exchange.
Congrats to my 1st year PhD student Matt Law for a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention.
Received a Google Research Award for our work on large-scale patterns of attention. Thanks Google!
My student Xiao Ma recognized as Facebook PhD Fellowship Finalist!
Three new upcoming papers at CHI 2017 available from the pubs page -- on a new kind of community awareness app, measuring attention to news articles, and anonymous social networks.
Our paper on trustworthiness of profiles on Airbnb gets a Honorable mention for best paper at CSCW.
Mor Naaman is an associate professor of Information Science at the Jacobs Institute at Cornell Tech, where he is the founder of the Connective Media hub, leads a research group focused on social technologies, and directs the Oath-supported Connected Experiences laboratory.
His research group designs, builds, and studies studies social systems, with a focus on topics related to Technology, Media and Democracy. Mor applies multidisciplinary methods to 1) gain a better understanding of people and their use of social tech; 2) extract insights about people, technology and society from social media and other sources of social data, and 3) develop new social technologies as well as novel tools to make social data more accessible and usable in various settings.
Previously, Mor was on the faculty at the Rutgers School of Communication and Information, led a research team at Yahoo! Research Berkeley, received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Stanford University InfoLab, and played professional basketball for Hapoel Tel Aviv. He is a recipient of a NSF Early Faculty CAREER Award, research awards and grants from numerous corporations including AOL and Google, and multiple best paper awards.
More than Just Words: Modeling Non-textual Characteristics of Podcasts|WSDM 2019
Understanding Image Quality and Trust in Peer-to-Peer Marketplaces|WACV 2019
ShareBox: Designing A Physical System to Support Resource Exchange in Local Communities|DIS 2018
A Dataset of 1.3 Million Summaries with Diverse Extractive Strategies|NAACL 2018
Web-based VR Experiments Powered by the Crowd|WWW 2018
A Multi-site Investigation of Community Awareness Through Passive Location Sharing|CHI 2018
A Computational Approach to Perceived Trustworthiness of Airbnb Host Profiles|ICWSM 2017
MoveMeant: Anonymously Building Community Through Shared Location Histories|CHI 2017
Modeling Sub-Document Attention Using Viewport Time|CHI 2017
“People Are Either Too Fake or Too Real”: Opportunities and Challenges in Tie-Based Anonymity|CHI 2017
Self-disclosure and Perceived Trustworthiness of Airbnb Host Profiles|CSCW 2017
What Happens in happn? The Warranting Power of Location History|CSCW 2017
Understanding Feedback Expectations on Facebook|CSCW 2017
TAMIES: A Study and Model of Adoption in P2P Resource Sharing and Indirect Exchange Systems|CSCW 2017
Immersive Recommendation: News and Event Recommendations Using Personal Digital Traces|WWW 2016
Anonymity, Intimacy and Self-Disclosure in Social Media|CHI 2016
Changes in Engagement Before and After Posting to Facebook|CHI 2016
A Data-driven Study of View Duration on YouTube|ICWSM 2016
Editorial Algorithms: Using Social Media to Discover and Report Local News|ICWSM 2015
Understanding Musical Diversity via Online Social Media|ICWSM 2015
On the Accuracy of Hyper-local Geotagging of Social Media Content|WSDM 2015
What Is New in Our City? A Framework for Event Extraction Using Social Media Posts|PAKDD 2015
Understanding Loneliness in Social Awareness Streams: Expressions and Responses|ICWSM 2014
City, Self, Network: Transnational Migrants and Online Identity Work|CSCW 2014
The Motivations and Experiences of the On-demand Mobile Workforce|CSCW 2014
Effects of Gender and Tie Strength on Twitter Interactions|First Monday
Extracting Diurnal Patterns of Real World Activity from Social Media|ICWSM 2013
Fitter with Twitter: Understanding Personal Health and Fitness Activity in Social Media|ICWSM 2013
Finding and Assessing Social Media Information Sources in the Context of Journalism|CHI 2012
Making a Scene: Alignment of Complete Sets of Clips based on Pairwise Audio Match|ICMR 2012
On the Study of Diurnal Urban Routines on Twitter|ICWSM 2012
Identifying Content for Planned Events Across Social Media Sites|WSDM 2012
Unfolding the Event Landscape on Twitter: Classification and Exploration of User Categories|CSCW 2012
Practices of information and secrecy in a punk rock subculture|CSCW 2012
You Should Have Been There, Man: Live Music, DIY Content and Online Communities|New Media & Society
Beyond Trending Topics: Real-World Event Identification on Twitter|ICWSM 2011
Selecting Quality Twitter Content for Events|ICWSM 2011
Hip and Trendy: Characterizing Emerging Trends on Twitter|JASIST
The Impact of Network Structure on Breaking Ties in Online Social Networks: Unfollowing on Twitter|CHI 2011
Playable Data: Characterizing the Design Space of Game-y Infographics|CHI 2011
Network Properties and Social Sharing of Emotions in Social Awareness Streams|CSCW 2011
Towards Quality Discourse in Online News Comments|CSCW 2011
Social multimedia: highlighting opportunities for search and mining of multimedia data in social media applications|MTAPP
Diamonds in the Rough: Social Media Visual Analytics for Journalistic Inquiry|VAST 2010
Analysis of Participation in an Online Photo-Sharing Community: A Multidimensional Perspective|JASIST
Learning Similarity Metrics for Event Identification in Social Media|WSDM 2010
Is it Really About Me? Message Content in Social Awareness Streams|CSCW 2010
Requirements for Mobile Photoware|Personal and Ubiquitous Computing
Social Inference Risk Modeling in Mobile and Social Applications|PASSAT 2009
Event Identification in Social Media|WebDB 2009
Motivational, Structural and Tenure Factors that Impact Online Community Photo Sharing|ICWSM 2009
Less Talk, More Rock: Automated Organization of Community-Contributed Collections of Concert Videos|WWW 2009
Methods for extracting place semantics from Flickr tags|ACM Transactions on the Web
ZoneTag's Collaborative Tag Suggestions: What is This Person Doing in My Phone?|IEEE Multimedia
Generating Diverse and Representative Image Search Results for Landmarks|WWW 2008
Photos on the Go: A Mobile Application Case Study|CHI 2008
What Drives Content Tagging: The Case of Photos on Flickr|CHI 2008
How Flickr Helps us Make Sense of the World: Context and Content in Community-Contributed Media Collections.|ACM Multimedia 2007
Zurfer: Mobile Multimedia Access in Spatial, Social and Topical Context|ACM Multimedia 2007
Towards Automatic Extraction of Event and Place Semantics from Flickr Tags|SIGIR 2007
World Explorer: Visualizing Aggregate Data from Unstructured Text in Geo-Referenced Collections|JCDL 2007
Why We Tag: Motivations for Annotation in Mobile and Online Media|CHI 2007
Over-Exposed? Privacy Patterns and Considerations in Online and Mobile Photo Sharing|CHI 2007
(Invited column) Eyes on the World|IEEE Computer Magazine
Generating Summaries and Visualization for Large Collections of Geo-Referenced Photographs|MIR 2006
HT06, Tagging Paper, Taxonomy, Flickr, Academic Article, ToRead|HYPERTEXT 2006
Leveraging Geo-Referenced Digital Photographs|Ph.D. Thesis
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Leveraging Context to Resolve Identity in Photo Albums|JCDL 2005
Assigning Textual Names to Sets of Geographic Coordinates|Journal of Computers, Environment, and Urban Systems
Context Data in Geo-Referenced Digital Photo Collections|ACM Multimedia 2004
Adventures in Space and Time: Browsing Personal Collections of Geo-Referenced Digital Photographs|Stanford Technical Report
Automatic Organization for Digital Photographs with Geographic Coordinates|JCDL 2004
Lost in Memories: Interacting With Large Photo Collections on PDAs|JCDL 2004
From Where to What: Metadata Sharing for Digital Photographs with Geographic Coordinates|COOPIS 2003