By Jens Prüfer
Last week we put up a video of Matthew Jackson's keynote speech at SIOE 2017 at Columbia University. Now, here is the second keynote lecture: Duncan Watts (Cornell University and Microsoft Research) is speaking about "Computational Social Science: Exciting Progress and Future Challenges."
Duncan delivers a fascinating overview over his empirical research on social networks (presented in a very humorous way, for those who love to be entertained). For example, if you are actively using Twitter or related social media, go to minute 18:42 and check how the typical diffusion network of a Tweet looks like. Sobering, right?
If you are interested in experimental research that goes beyond what is usually done on social scientists' labs, minute 51:00 is educational.