KredibleNet is a global community of scholars and practitioners interested in defining, measuring, and operationalizing reputation as a new and essential component of the knowledge that is generated and consumed online. The community interacts through a series of workshops supported by an online platform (Kredible.net) to: 1) identify existing and future Knowledge Markets and the associated data-intensive data sets; 2) explore what constitutes Reputation, Role, and Authority, and how it can be quantified and leveraged; 3) and collaboratively design a reputation measurement and dissemination cyberinfrastructure prototype to serve as an experimental laboratory for the research community. The infrastructure will ultimately provide access to live social media data, including a 250 million record dataset containing all edits made to Wikipedia over a period of 10 years. The dataset offers the KredibleNet community the opportunity to experiment with data-intensive analytic strategies and to better define the nature and extension of the reputation measurement problem. The tools and techniques will first be defined using the Wikipedia dataset and then applied to other available social media data sets (YouTube, Twitter, etc).
KredibleNet Talk Series
KredibleNet organizes a series of topical conversations and presentations about the social and organizational implications of social media. Past speakers included Jana Diesner, Ted Welser, Jeff Collmann, and Marc Smith. More details about the series... http://kredible.net/in/category/the-big-news/
A Purdue University research center leading efforts to develop the next generation of scientists and engineers to help solve world hunger is awarding another round of grants totaling $440,000 to graduate students at 13 U.S. universities.
Tomás Diáz de la Rubia, chief scientist and executive director of Purdue University's Discovery Park, has been named a member of a national board to discuss science and technology issues of importance to the nation's intelligence community.
The KredibleNet project is the product of a multidisciplinary team, including faculties from Purdue Brian Lamb School of Communication, Cyber Center, Department of Computer Science and Department of Statistics.
The Center is an effort to bring to bear the explosion of information technology-related discoveries and apply them in a focused manner to the discovery and learning processes.
In addition, the Cyber Center provides a venue for all IT-related research, hardware, software, and staffing to come together in a single venue allowing new discoveries that can have immediate impact on discovery, learning, and engagement.
Brain Lamb School of Communication is part of Purdue University's College of Liberal Arts and consists of six interdependent units that focus on a broad array of human communication, encompassing health, interpersonal, and organizational communication, media, technology and society, public affairs/issue management and rhetorical studies. Its outstanding undergraduate program is the largest of the eleven departments and schools in the College of Liberal Arts. The graduate programs are ranked among the very best in the country.
The Cyber Center accelerates scientific discovery with large computational resources. It leads to new avenues of research both in IT and in disciplines that have not yet realized the full potential for cyber infrastructure supported research.
The Center institutionalizes an integrated cyber infrastructure that benefits basic research across the campus. The co-location and shared research objectives are powerful drivers in the development new technology, new discoveries, and new businesses. This facilitates start-up businesses, new jobs, and economic development for the State of Indiana.
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