CCDS Research in Progress Presentation with Jennifer Sonne


Please join CCDS as we welcome iSchool PhD candidate Jennifer Sonne to present her research titled: "Emotional Support and the Role of Emojis in Computer-Mediated Communication."

Current understanding of emojis suggests that emojis help reduce ambiguity in messages and/or change the affective tone of the message. For example, a smiley face might increase certainty that the message is positive whereas a winking face might denote irony or sarcasm. This talk will report on a survey of 195 Amazon Mechanical Turkers who were asked to read three scenarios and answer a series of questions related to their emotional responses and emoji preferences. Theoretically, this study draws on the social information processing theory and emotions as social information (EASI) model to understand the relationship of emojis and emotional support in computer-mediated communication (CMC). This study’s findings corroborate previous research, in that people use emojis to help amplify the informational and emotional content of CMC. Furthermore, the findings suggest that participants feel more certain about choosing emojis in relation to the emotions of sadness and happiness, and feel less certain about choosing emojis in relation to mixed emotions. The findings from this study extend the social information processing theory as well ...

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Future of Work & AI Un-Conference

Future of Work

The Center for Computational and Data Science (CCDS) in the iSchool invites all Syracuse University faculty and PhD students to join us for the Future of Work & AI Un-Conference! 

This is our second Un-Conference, this time led by Distinguished Professor and CCDS Affiliate, Kevin Crowston. CCDS was motivated to organize our first Un-Conference in the fall of 2018 following productive discussions around big idea initiatives that led to ‘Cuse grants. Given the great success we experienced with bringing together faculty from different schools for our first Un-Conference, we’ve decided to host another! 

An Un-Conference is unique in that it is a participant-driven event. This means that our breakout sessions revolve around what you, the participant, wants to discuss and the agenda is set by those who attend. An Un-Conference provides space for peer-to-peer learning, collaboration, and creativity around the themes of Future of Work & AI. The goal of the Un-Conference is for individuals to make connections and formulate plans for collaboration around research and teaching.

The Future of Work & AI Un-Conference will take place April 12th and 13th, 2019 in Hinds Hall. The themes of Future of Work and AI were selected for our Un-Conference given ...

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