Wallace House pres.
Wallace House Presents Davey Alba of The New York Times with Ceren Burdak of the School of Information and College of Engineering
“Duterte’s Facebook-Fueled Rise to Power: Manipulating Public Opinion to Capture an Election”
About the Speakers:
Davey Alba is a reporter for The New York Times covering technology. Prior to joining the Times, she was a senior reporter at BuzzFeed News. She has been a staff writer at Wired and an editor at Popular Mechanics. Alba grew up in the Philippines and holds a B.A. degree from De La Salle University in Manila and an M.A. in science journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She received the 2019 Livingston Award for international reporting for her BuzzFeed investigation “How Duterte Used Facebook to Fuel the Philippine Drug War“.
Ceren Budak is an associate professor at the University of Michigan School of Information and the College of Engineering. Her research interests lie in the area of computational social science, a discipline at the intersection of computer science, statistics and the social sciences. Previously, she was a postdoctoral researcher at Microsoft Research New York. Burdak received a PhD from the computer science department at University of California, Santa Barbara and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Bilkent University in Turkey.
This Livingston Lecture event is co-sponsored by the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and the Science, Technology and Public Policy Program
The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy is a co-sponsor of the event.
This event is produced with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
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