Social & Information Systems

Social computing research at MPI-SWS focuses on developing computational methods for processing and analyzing large-scale social data, aiming to uncover complex social behavior and to inform the design of human-centered and socially aware systems. Recent research includes understanding the structure of social networks and how information, ideas, and influence disseminate over social links, finding relevant and trustworthy sources of information in crowds, and developing frameworks for tracking the relation between a user and its community.


Machine Teaching seminar at Saarland University

September 2019
Adish Singla is teaching a seminar on Machine Teaching at Saarland University in the Winter 2019/2020 semester.

Three MPI-SWS papers accepted at NeurIPS 2019

September 2019
Three MPI-SWS papers have been accepted to NeurIPS 2019, the flagship conference in machine learning

MPI-SWS researchers receive Microsoft Research PhD Scholarship

September 2019
Researchers from the Machine Teaching Group at MPI-SWS have won a Microsoft Research PhD Scholarship...

Goran Radanovic joins MPI-SWS

September 2019
Goran Radanovic has joined the institute as a research group leader. His research investigates the design and analysis of systems with intelligent and self-interested agents.

Krishna Gummadi appointed MPI-SWS Director

May 2019
Krishna Gummadi has been newly appointed as a director of the MPI for Software Systems, effective 1 June 2019.