Outcomes of prior work in LSM include:
- A study of the spread of false news that was the cover story of Science magazine and that Altmetrics ranked as the second most influential publication of 2018.
- A tech-mediated coaching system, Learning Loops, for supporting kids’ narrative development that has been successfully piloted with hundreds of participants in collaboration with community organizations.
- A partnership with the Commission for Presidential Debates to brief moderators of the 2016 debates, using large-scale analysis of social media to help to formulate questions for the US presidential candidates that reflected the national conversation.
- A project, the Electome, to help US national newsrooms to analyze and report on the public conversation about 2016 election issues as revealed in social media. Post-election analysis of fragmented political networks and isolation of journalists led to one of Vice News’ most-viewed stories of the year.
- The creation of a media-technology non-profit, Cortico, that has brought a new kind of tech-scaffolded constructive conversation to thousands, now scaling across the country.
- A coalition created in response to COVID-19, Beat the Virus, to deliver science- grounded public health guidance via social media influencers. LSM social media analytics guided the generation of over 600 million media impressions with no paid media.
- An established academic track record of over 160 peer-reviewed publications in human-machine communication and learning.
We are an interdisciplinary team of researchers with backgrounds that include natural language and speech processing, machine learning + AI, interaction design, cognitive science, child development + learning, journalism and marketing. We are committed to deploying our research through partnerships with external organizations such as the newsrooms, community organizations, schools, and libraries.