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Technology and Social Behavior

Dual Ph.D. Program in Computer Science and Communication

Technology and Social Behavior (TSB) is a joint Ph.D. program in Computer Science and Communication that draws on Northwestern's strong support for interdisciplinary research, benefits from talented faculty who contribute to a tradition of collaboration, and attracts unique students who are eager for academic experiences that cross traditional departmental boundaries.


Recent Work Spotlight

"Untangling the Web" Podcast hosted by the Sonic Research Group

The podcast, an initiative of the Web Science Trust, explores how the web shapes and influences society, and how society shapes and influences the web.

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From the Technically Social Blog

Apple's Tracking Options Give You Influence Over Tech Companies

Apple now lets users opt-out of app tracking, and developers have lost access to many people they previously tracked across apps. Will this give you more influence over tech companies?

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How AI researchers are thinking about the societal impacts of AI

The NeurIPS broader impact statements offer a snapshot of a community at a crucial point of change. How do authors express impacts? What types of impacts do authors focus on?
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Twitter’s Timeline Algorithm Buries External Links

New research on Twitter’s timeline curation algorithm sheds light on how it shapes what we’re exposed to.

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Research Lab Spotlight