News and Announcements

  • 2019.06.12: ICWSM 2019 Outstanding Study Design Paper Award! Congratulations SocWeB Lab PhD student Koustuv Saha, and all coauthors! Georgia Tech press release here.
  • 2019.06.05: The SocWeB Lab has graduated its first PhD! Congratulations to Dr. Stevie Chancellor!
  • 2019.04.18: We are so pleased that Munmun has been recognized with theThe James D. Lester III Family Award this year. Official announcement here.
  • 2019.04.15: Our collaborative project with Northwell Health, on early psychosis, social media, and machine learning is finally funded, thanks to NIMH! We will be making some bold attempts at bringing social media derived insights within the clinical context. Official news here.
  • 2018.09.28: Munmun was invited to give a keynote talk at the RoBUST 4th Annual Fall Symposium New Methods in Biobehavioral Health Research, at Wayne State University.
  • 2018.09.12: Excited that our collaborative project with the University of Central Florida, titled “PFI-RP: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Detecting Adolescent Online Risks” has been funded by the National Science Foundation!
  • 2018.09.11: Excited that our collaborative project with Lehigh University, titled “CHS: Small: Collaborative Research: Tools for Mental Health Reflection: Integrating Social Media with Human-Centered Machine Learning” has been funded by the National Science Foundation!
  • 2018.08.02: Munmun was invited to speak at the 2018 Summer School on Computational Social Science methods, held at University of Southern California.
  • 2018.07.11: Munmun is one of the recipients of the 2018 Mozilla Research Grants! this work will investigate the psychological repercussions of professional harassment online and propose the design of tools to address these challenges. Thank you Mozilla!
  • 2018.06.05: Munmun was so honored to be invited to speak at the Workshop on “Harnessing Mobile Technology to Predict, Diagnose, Monitor, and Develop Treatments for Nervous System Disorders”, organized by the The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
  • 2018.05.16: Nova Next, the online news branch of the Nova science documentary series with PBS wrote about affective computing and AI, with a part about mental health. So cool that the SocWeB Lab’s research featured in this article!
  • 2018.04.20: Yale Daily News wrote a thoughtful, elaborate piece about the mental health crisis in college campuses, including a feature of our work within the CampusLife Project, surrounding the role of social media in this important issue.
  • 2018.03.01: Pleased that Munmun was invited to speak at the pre-conference on “Psychology of Media Technology” at the 2018 Annual Convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.
  • 2017.12.05: Munmun gave an invited talk at the Division of Violence Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention centered around role of social media in tackling mental health issues.
  • 2017.11.28: A Mashable piece covering some of our thoughts on the new suicide prevention tool released by Facebook. Similar coverage also made by the breakfast program Newsday of BBC World Service.
  • 2017.11.07: Munmun served on a panel on technology and public health at the Annual Meeting of American Public Health Association (APHA).
  • 2017.09.28: Munmun served on a Future Tense panel around how innovations in technology are reimagining the way we treat mental illness, organized by New America.
  • 2017.08.24: Munmun was honored to give a keynote talk on implications of social media in mental health research and practice at the inauguration of the Center for Digital Mental Health at University of Oregon.