Devin Gaffney

Bot Analytics: Simulating Random Walks to Predict Network Interventions

Chat Bots have been described as a potentially large growth area over the next few years - what sorts of new strategies can we use to predict the behaviors of users interacting with chat bots, and how can we detect and predict interventions designed to maximize desired user behaviors?

Devin Gaffney is a PhD Student at Northeastern University’s Network Science Institute. His current research interests are focused on online human interaction, and to what extent general patterns of interaction can inform us of how people socialize and organize. His dissertation is specifically looking at how individuals migrate across platforms and across topics, and how that dynamic process can be described in terms of social interaction.

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