The “infodemic” of coordinated misinformation campaigns on social media in recent years is a concern for governments worldwide. Underlying such campaigns are concepts like social networks, information theory (the study of how information flows over networks), and sentiment analysis (the study of emotions in text, which can be used to monitor “emotional contagion”). This project will look at how these tools can be applied to studying sociotechnical phenomena on social media like Twitter and Reddit.
The University of Adelaide
Tyson is a second-year student completing a Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences (Advanced) at The University of Adelaide. His passion for mathematics started from a young age with his fascination with numbers. He enjoys doing all types of mathematics, but has a particular interest in pure mathematics and applied mathematics. Outside of study, Tyson enjoys hanging out with friends and watching sports (mainly AFL, cricket and tennis).