M Waniek, G. Raman, B AlShebli, JCH Peng, T Rahwan (2021). "Traffic Networks are Vulnerable to Disinformation Attacks". Scientific Reports.
G. Raman, B AlShebli, M Waniek, T Rahwan, JCH Peng (2020). "How Weaponizing Disinformation Can Bring Down a City's Power Grid". PLOS ONE. Media coverage: Science Alert, Fast Company.
F. Ishowo-Oloko, J. Bonnefon, Z. Soroye, J. Crandall, I. Rahwan, T. Rahwan (2019). "Behavioural Evidence for a Transparency-Efficiency Tradeoff in Human-Machine Cooperation". Nature Machine Intelligence. The paper made the cover of the November issue. Media coverage: Boston Globe, Nature Middle East, Khaleej Times, WIRED, Psychology Today, New Statesman, Scientific American.
M. Waniek, K. Zhou, Y. Vorobeychik, E. Moro, T. Michalak, T. Rahwan (2019). "How to Hide One’s Relationships from Link Prediction Algorithms". Scientific Reports. Media coverage: El País Technología.
B. AlShebli, T. Rahwan, W. Woon (2018). “The Preeminence of Ethnic Diversity in Scientific Collaborations”. Nature Communications. Media coverage: Nature News, Physics World.
M. Waniek, T. Michalak, M. Wooldridge, T. Rahwan (2018). "Hiding Individuals and Communities in a Social Network". Nature Human Behaviour. Media coverage: Vice's Motherboard.
For a full list of papers, see my Google Scholar page.
Selected Media Coverage
Our paper, titled "How weaponizing disinformation can bring down a city's power grid" showed that disinformation can be weaponized to bring down a city's power grid. The study was covered by Science Alert and Fast Company.
In a follow-up study titled Traffic Networks are Vulnerable to Disinformation Attacks, published in Scientific Reports, showed that one can create traffic jams using fake news.
Transparency in Human-Bot Interaction
Our paper, titled "Behavioural Evidence for a Transparency-Efficiency Tradeoff in Human-Machine Cooperation" showed that people cooperate more with machines that pretend to be human.
The paper made the cover of the November issue of Nature Machine Intelligence
Ethnic diversity & scientific collaborations
In our paper, "The preeminence of ethnic diversity in scientific collaboration", which was published in Nature Communications, we studied various forms of diversity in academic collaborations, and found that ethnic diversity predicts scientific impact.
Hiding in social networks
Our paper, titled "Hiding Individuals and Communities in a Social Network", which was published in Nature Human Behaviour, was covered by Vice's Motherboard and by the Polish Ministry of Higher Education. The paper showed how groups can strategically rewire their social network to avoid being detected by Community Detection algorithms.
Our followup study, titled "How to Hide One’s Relationships from Link Prediction Algorithms", published in Scientific Reports, was covered by El País (the 2nd most circulated daily newspaper in Spain). Our study showed how people can hide their private relationships from Link Prediction algorithms.
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Meet the Team
Here are the talented researchers whom I am proud to call my team:
Works on identifying ways in which private information can be hidden from attribute inference algorithms. His work got published in Nature Human Behaviour and Scientific Reports; see Marcin's webpage.
Interested in understanding human machine interaction in the context of social and ethical dilemmas. His work got published in Scientific Reports and in Royal Society Open Access.
Examines social phenomena through the lens of Machine Learning and Data Mining. See Sid's Google Scholar profile.
Fengyuan (Michael) Liu
Studies scientific collaborations while focusing on the conflicts of interest that arise when scientists act as journal editors.
Here are the talented researchers and students whom I was fortunate enough to work with as part of my lab.
Previously a postdoc in my lab, now an Assistant Prof. at New York University Abu Dhabi. Her work got published in Nature Communications, PNAS, and Science Advances; see Bedoor's webpage.
Following her PhD under my supervision, Mayada joined New York University Abu Dhabi as a Postdoctoral Associate. Her work on Human-Bot interaction got published in Nature Communications.
Formerly a postdoc at my lab, now a Postdoctoral Associate at New York University Abu Dhabi. Her research falls at the intersection of Explainable AI and Computational Social Science.
After working as a research engineer in my lab, Russell joined the Computer Networks Lab at New York University Abu Dhabi. His work focused on improving web-access for users in developing regions.