Haewoon Kwak

Game Analytics / Data Journalism / Computational Social Science

News

Recent updates in my professional life.

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Press coverage

Our paper on the end of one MMORPG's beta test is featured in New Scientist, Daily Mail, IFL Science, PC Gamer, Massively OP, 4Gamers Taiwan, El Confidencial, Joongang Ilbo, and so on.

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Two papers in WWW'17 GSIE Track

Two papers (Here and here) on online games will be presented in WWW'17 Games, Simulations and Immersive Environments Track

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One paper + one workshop paper in ICWSM'17

Our studies on media attention will be presented in ICWSM'17.

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Award

2016 Most Influential Scholars (Web & IR, 22nd Rank, who are the most cited scholars in all WWW and SIGIR conferences) according to AMiner

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Press coverage

Our work on sentiment of news headlines is featured in Engadget

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Press coverage

Our work on cyberbullying in League of Legends is covered in Nature News!

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WWW'16 Social Network and Graph Analysis Track Chair

I'll chair the “Social Networks and Graph Analysis" research paper track for WWW'16.

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4,000+/8,000+ Citations

Our "What is Twitter, a social network or a news media? (WWW'10)" has been cited > 4,000+ times, and my total citations are 8,000+.

Online social networks and social media

How are they changing people's lives?

Structures and dynamics of every system, from an online social networking service to a football team, interact with each other. Retweets in Twitter go along with follow relationship and those lead to an act of following to the original author. Similarly, positions of football players and passes between them are strongly related. Network science is an interdisciplinary research field to examine underlying structures, dynamics therein, and relationship between two.

Game analytics

A real world in miniature

Online game players interact with each other in various ways, as they do in the real world. More importantly, in-game actions could be easily quantified and logged in detail. The huge volume of behavioral data collected from online games helps researchers study human nature in an unprecedented scale.

Computational journalism

Is the world flat? -- We are finding answers from global news media

We are strongly relying on local news media to obtain information on foreign countries even in the era of social media. Which countries are more frequently reported than others? Which countries are more positively reported than others? Such patterns unconsciously shape our worldview. With large-scale databases from online news sites, what events are chosen and how they are reported can be quantitatively measured.

Publications

Thanks to my great collaborators!!

Conference/Journal Papers

computational journalism social media analytics network science HCI game analytics deep learning computational social science recommendation system

Articles

Ph.d. Thesis

Book Chapters

Patents

  • Systems and method for extracting users of similar interests between various types of web servers

    Suebok Moon, Haewoon Kwak, Hwayong Shin, and Jongil Yoon
    (US 8,423,542 B2, April 2013)
  • 다종 웹 서버 간 유사 사용자 추출 시스템 및 그 방법

    문수복, 곽해운, 신화용, 윤종일 (공개 번호: 10, 2010, 0106831)

Services

I will be glad to help top-tier conferences or interesting workshops as much as I can.

  • HyperText 2018

    Workshop Chair (with Ujwal Gadiraju)
  • ICDCS (IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems) 2018: Social Networks & Crowdsourcing Track

    PC Member
  • Complex Networks 2017

    PC Member
  • European Symposium Series on Societal Challenges in Computational Social Science 2017: Inequality and Imbalance

    PC Member
  • WWW 2018: Web and Society Track

    PC Member
  • WWW 2018: Social Network Analysis and Graph algorithms for the Web Track

    PC Member
  • NECO (ICWSM Workshop on News and Public Opinion) 2017

    Workshop Chair
  • SNOW (WWW Workshop on Social News on the Web) 2017

    Workshop Chair
  • NECO (ICWSM Workshop on News and Public Opinion) 2016

    Workshop Chair
  • SocInfo (International Conference on Social Informatics) 2016

    PC Member
  • SNOW (WWW Workshop on Social News on the Web) 2016

    Workshop Chair
  • WWW 2016: Social Networks and Graph Analysis Track

    Track Chair (with Alessandra Sala and Aristides Gionis)
  • LC2S2 (At the crossroads: lessons and challenges in Computational Social Science)

    PC Member
  • SocInfo (International Conference on Social Informatics) 2015

    Senior PC Member
  • WWW 2015: Social Networks and Graph Analysis Track

    PC Member
  • EGG (SocInfo Workshop on Exploration on Games and Gamers) 2014

    Workshop Chair
  • SocInfo (International Conference on Social Informatics) 2014

    Senior PC Member
  • CSS (CCS'16 Satellite Workshop: Computational Social Science: Social Contagion, Collective Behaviour, and Networks) 2014

    PC Member
  • Dyad (SocInfo Workshop on Interaction and Exchange in Social Media) 2014

    PC Member
  • Simplex (WWW Workshop on Simplifying Complex Networks for Practitioners) 2014

    PC Member
  • SWMGS (WWW Workshop on Social Web Mining Going Social) 2014

    PC Member
  • COOL (WWW Workshop on Connecting Online & Offline Life) 2014

    PC Member
  • ICWSM 2014

    Senior PC Member
  • WebSci 2014

    PC Member
  • HyperText 2014

    PC Member
  • WWW 2014: Social Networks and Graph Analysis Track

    PC Member
  • WWW 2014 Poster Session

    PC Member
  • ECCS (European Conference on Complex Systems) 2013

    PC Member
  • ICWSM 2013

    PC Member
  • IMC 2013

    PC Member, Registration Chair
  • SMUC (CIKM Workshop on Search and Mining User-generated Contents) 2010

    PC Member

Contact

E-mail is the best option to contact me.

E-mail

haewoon_AT_acm.org

Office

Research and Development Complex
Education City, Doha, Qatar
Phone: +974-445-41437