Get Your Data On
When you read news on Facebook, see ads on your smartphone or buy products on Amazon – you’re being watched. Not by a person, but by computer algorithms designed to analyze your wants and needs, providing persuasive information tailored just for you. At the College of Communication Arts and Sciences, we have a long-standing reputation as a leader in the study of persuasion and social influence. We understand that research into computational communication – including cybersecurity, autonomous vehicles and human-robot interaction – requires a seamless integration of meaningful theoretical questions, powerful statistical tools and efficient computing algorithms. Computational communication has revolutionized research – from the sciences to the arts – and offers fresh opportunities for communication researchers to bring new life to old ideas, and new ideas to life.
Five ComArtSci students participated in the Mid-Michigan Symposium for Undergraduate Research Experiences (Mid-SURE) this year, with research topics spanning from political word choice to educational games.Read more
Rick Wash is an Associate Professor at Michigan State University in the School of Journalism and the Department of Media and Information. His work involves understanding how people think about their interactions with computers, and their interactions with other people through computers, with a particular focus on security and collaborative systems.