Social Computing

The integration of theories and models from informatics and the social sciences makes it possible to detect, analyze, and interpret human and social behavior.

The integration of theories and models from informatics and the social sciences makes it possible to detect, analyze, and interpret human and social behavior. The work in the Social Computing Group integrates theories and models from ubiquitous computing, social media, machine learning, and social sciences, to sense, analyze, and interpret human and social behavior in everyday life, and to create devices and systems that support interaction and communication. Current research includes methods for urban computing from phone and mobile social network data, behavioral analysis of social video, ubiquitous sensing of face-to-face interaction, and crowdsourcing.

Group News

How Covid-19 taught researchers to engage and empower citizens
research — May 23, 2022

Researchers from Idiap, EPFL, Leuphana University Lüneburg, and UNIL published in Humanities and Social Sciences Communications results of their work conducted in the midst of the pandemic related lockdowns. Their paper highlights the potential for both theoretical and applied research.

Idiap is looking for its next director
institute — Jan 14, 2022

Idiap Research Institute and the School of Engineering at EPFL invite applications for the directorship of Idiap. The successful candidate will also hold a faculty position as full professor at EPFL School of Engineering.

Group Job Openings

Our group is regularly posting job openings ranging from internships to researcher positions. To check the opportunities currently available or to submit a speculative applications use the link below.Our group is regularly posting job openings ranging from internships to researcher positions. To check the opportunities currently available or to submit a speculative applications use the link below.

Current Group Members

The group is led by Daniel Gatica-Perez.

GATICA-PEREZ, Daniel
(Senior Research Scientist with Academic Title)
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BROS, Victor
(Research Assistant)
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SAJADMANESH, Sina
(Research Assistant)
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MEEGAHAPOLA, lakmal (Buddika)
(Research Assistant)
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BOUTON-BESSAC, Emma
(Research Intern)
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ALONSO DEL BARRIO, David
(Research Intern)


Alumni

  • ARAN, Oya
  • AVCI, Umut
  • BIEL TRES, Joan Isaac
  • CAN, Gulcan
  • CHÁVEZ-MARTÍNEZ, Gilberto
  • CORREA, Salvador
  • DO, Trinh-Minh-Tri
  • FARRAHI, Katayoun
  • FINNERTY, Ailbhe
  • GARG, Nikhil
  • HU, Rui
  • JAYAGOPI, Dinesh Babu
  • KIM, Haeeun
  • LI, Junhong
  • LIN, Yuanhui
  • MÄDER, Aurel (Ruben)
  • MARCOS RAMIRO, Alvaro
  • MASSÉ, Benoit
  • MEDINA RIOS, Luis Emmanuel
  • MONTOLIU COLAS, Raúl
  • MURALIDHAR, Skanda
  • NEGOESCU, Radu-Andrei
  • NGUYEN, Laurent
  • OKADA, Shogo
  • PHAN, Trung (Thanh)
  • POZO PEREZ, Ada Laura
  • RADUCANU, Bogdan
  • ROMAN RANGEL, Edgar Francisco
  • SAINT-SUPERY, Santiago
  • SANTANI, Darshan
  • THATTAGUPPA CHITTARANJAN, Gokul
  • THOMAS, Chinchu
  • VLASENKO, Bogdan
  • YELA BELLO, Jenny Paola
  • ZHANG, Dong

Active Research Grants

Past Research Grants