Portrait of Scott Counts

Scott Counts

Senior Researcher

About

I am a Researcher in the VIBE Group and also a member of the Social Computing Group. My research focuses on building social software based on social psychological principles in order to facilitate online social interactions and networks.

Current projects focus on social-cognitive aspects of social software, mobile social software, and enabling social collection and analysis of data.

I received my Ph.D. in Social and Personality Psychology from the University of Washington in 2002. There I studied personality and the unique and stable patterns of emotion and behavior each person shows in response to social situations.

Projects

DSoAP – Distributed Social Analytics Platform

Established: June 1, 2015

The Distributed Social Analytics Platform (DSoAP) project is focused on the “Huge Data” problem in social policy research caused by the breadth of data involved. Using aggregate social media data to investigate and validate social issues such as employment, health…

Discussion Graph Tool

Established: April 25, 2014

DGT (Discussion Graph Tool) is an easy-to-use analysis tool that provides a domain-specific language extracting co-occurrence relationships from social media and automates the tasks of tracking the context of relationships and other best practices. DGT provides a single-machine implementation, and…

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