dr Marcella Tambuscio

Austrian Academy of Sciences

Dr Marcella Tambuscio is a postdoctoral researcher at Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna. Her main research goal is to explore applications for machine learning techniques in the humanities.

She has a bachelor's degree in Mathematics and a master's degree in Computer Science from University of Pisa. In 2017 she completed her PhD in Computer Science at University of Turin, focusing her research on spreading phenomena in social networks, specially misinformation and fake news diffusion. In her thesis specifically she studied the effectiveness of fact-checking and explored the role of network segregation and gullible communities in the dissemination process of hoaxes. She also explored the influence of social media in the formation of public opinion in online (Twitter) political conversations. Moreover, she collaborated with one of the main Italian banks to analyse their data with network analysis tools.

Her research interests are Network Science, Machine Learning, Data Mining and Visualisation.


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We devo­ted the semi­nar to the results of a stu­dy by Dr Mar­ce­lia Tam­bu­scio of the Austrian Aca­de­my of Scien­ces on the spre­ad of infor­ma­tion – espe­cial­ly disin­for­ma­tion – onli­ne and how this pola­ri­sa­tion pro­cess occurs. 

Network scien­ce and machi­ne lear­ning are power­ful tools for stu­dy­ing phe­no­me­na rela­ted to human inte­rac­tion. During the meeting, our spe­aker pre­sen­ted some of the rese­arch results con­cer­ning the spre­ad of disin­for­ma­tion and opi­nion dyna­mics in social networks. She main­ly focu­sed on the idea that under­ly­ing social con­nec­tions and the pre­sen­ce of com­mu­ni­ties with dif­fe­rent beha­vio­urs play a very impor­tant role in the evo­lu­tion of onli­ne conversation.

A series of Polish-language meetings during which researchers and guest speakers look at issues related to digital transformation, new technologies, innovation and digital research methods.

The aim of the "Digitisation under the closer look of science" seminars is to build cooperation between academia, the public sector and business. Scientists share their research findings and have the opportunity to discuss them with experts. The results of their work are available on the DELab UW website.

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