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.


Mariya Toneva joins MPI-SWS tenure-track faculty

September 2022
Mariya Toneva joins the tenure-track faculty at our institute starting September 2022.

Two faculty win prestigious Google Research Scholar awards

June 2022
Two MPI-SWS faculty, Maria Christakis and Elissa Redmiles, have earned highly competitive Google Research Scholar awards.

Outstanding Paper Honorable Mention at AAAI 2022

March 2022
MPI-SWS researchers Jiarui Gan, Rupak Majumdar, Goran Radanovic, and Adish Singla have have received one of only three Outstanding Paper Awards at AAAI 2022, for their paper "Bayesian Persuasion in Sequential Decision-Making." 

Adish Singla awarded ERC Starting Grant

January 2022
Adish Singla has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant of 1.5 million euros for his project "Machine-Assisted Teaching for Open-Ended Problem Solving: Foundations and Applications".

Goran Radanovic receives Emmy Noether Award

January 2022
MPI-SWS research group leader Goran Radanovic was accepted to the Emmy Noether Programme of the German Science Foundation (DFG) to establish his own research group designing a framework for trustworthy multi-agent sequential decision making.