ComLab Cluster Digitali
Cluster Digitali

Data Science Reading sequence

About the scientific sources

🔗 See also Bibliography, suggested books for the selected arguments in this section.
🔗 See also Literature, scientific papers inspiring the Digital clusters scope, plus selected arguments/articles.

Il seguente schema di lettura è stato suggerito dal coordinatore del team per consentire l’approfondimento delle tematiche agli studenti proponendo l’iter delle ricerche in un modo informale e stimolante. Per loro, il consiglio è la lettura nella sequenza suggerita. Per tutti, è ovviamente possibile approfondire i singoli paper per specifico interesse o secondo la personale preferenza.

The “Center of Data Science and Complexity for Society” at University “La Sapienza” of Rome is head by Walter Quattrociocchi, where he is Associate Professor in Computer Science. Quattrociocchi was also Coordinator of the Lab in Data Science and Complexity at Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia until 2020. His research interests include data science, network science, cognitive science, and data-driven modeling of dynamic processes in complex networks. His activity focuses on the data-driven modeling of social dynamics such as (mis)information spreading and the emergence of collective phenomena.

Sezione 1️⃣

▶️ Science vs Conspiracy: Collective Narratives in the Age of Misinformation, Alessandro Bessi, Mauro Coletto, George Alexandru Davidescu, Antonio Scala, Guido Caldarelli, Walter Quattrociocchi, PLOS ONE, February 23, 2015, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0118093

▶️ Debunking in a World of Tribes, Fabiana Zollo, Alessandro Bessi, Michela Del Vicario, Antonio Scala, Guido Caldarelli, Louis Shekhtman, Shlomo Havlin, Walter Quattrociocchi, PLOS ONE, Published: July 24, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0181821

▶️ Viral Misinformation: The Role of Homophily and Polarization, Alessandro Bessi, Fabio Petroni, Michela Del Vicario, Fabiana Zollo, Aris Anagnostopoulos, Antonio Scala, Guido Caldarelli, Walter Quattrociocchi, Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on World Wide Web, May 2015, Pages 355–356, https://doi.org/10.1145/2740908.2745939

Read these papers (or at least the abstracts) and then update within the next lesson for discussion and/or contributions.

Sezione 2️⃣

▶️ The Spreading of Misinformation online, Michela Del Vicario, Alessandro Bessi, Fabiana Zollo, Fabio Petroni, Antonio Scala, Guido Caldarelli, H. Eugene Stanley, and Walter Quattrociocchi, PNAS, January 19, 2016, 113 (3) 554-559, https://www.pnas.org/content/113/3/554

▶️ Echo Chambers: Emotional Contagion and Group Polarization on Facebook, Michela Del Vicario, Gianna Vivaldo, Alessandro Bessi, Fabiana Zollo, Antonio Scala, Guido Caldarelli & Walter Quattrociocchi, Nature Sci Rep 6, 37825 (2016), https://doi.org/10.1038/srep37825

▶️ Emotional Dynamics in the age of misinformation, Fabiana Zollo, Petra Kralj Novak, Michela Del Vicario, Alessandro Bessi, Igor Mozetič, Antonio Scala, Guido Caldarelli, Walter Quattrociocchi, PLOS ONE, September 30, 2015, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0138740.

▶️ Lexical convergence and collective identities on Facebook, Emanuele Brugnoli, Matteo Cinelli, Fabiana Zollo, Walter Quattrociocchi, Antonio Scala, arXivLabs, 20 Aug 2020, arXiv:1903.11452

▶️ Anatomy of news consumption on Facebook, Ana Lucía Schmidt, Fabiana Zollo, Michela Del Vicario, Alessandro Bessi, Antonio Scala, Guido Caldarelli, H. Eugene Stanley, and Walter Quattrociocchi, PNAS, March 21, 2017 114 (12) 3035-3039, March 6 2017, https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1617052114.

▶️ Measuring social response to different journalistic techniques on Facebook, Ana L. Schmidt, Antonio Peruzzi, Antonio Scala, Matteo Cinelli, Peter Pomerantsev, Anne Applebaum, Sophia Gaston, Nicole Fusi, Zachary Peterson, Giuseppe Severgnini, Andrea F. De Cesco, Davide Casati, Petra Kralj Novak, H. Eugene Stanley, Fabiana Zollo & Walter Quattrociocchi, Nature Humanities and Social Science Communications 7, 17 (2020), https://doi.org/10.1057/s41599-020-0507-3

Read these papers (or at least the abstracts) and then update within the next lesson for discussion and/or contributions.

Sezione 3

▶️ Selective exposure shapes the Facebook news diet, Matteo Cinelli ,Emanuele Brugnoli, Ana Lucia Schmidt, Fabiana Zollo, Walter Quattrociocchi, Antonio Scala, Published: March 13, 2020, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0229129

▶️ Polarization and Fake News: Early Warning of Potential Misinformation Targets, Michela Del Vicario, Walter Quattrociocchi, Antonio Scala, Fabiana Zollo, Published: March, 2019

▶️ The COVID-19 social media infodemic, Matteo Cinelli, Walter Quattrociocchi, Alessandro Galeazzi, Carlo Michele Valensise, Emanuele Brugnoli, Ana Lucia Schmidt, Paola Zola, Fabiana Zollo & Antonio Scala, Published: 06 October 2020

▶️ Echo Chambers on Social Media: A comparative analysis, Matteo Cinelli, Gianmarco De Francisci Morales, Alessandro Galeazzi, Walter Quattrociocchi, Michele Starnini, Submitted on 20 Apr 2020.


For students

Read these papers (or at least the abstracts) and then update within the next lesson for discussion and/or contributions. If you’re interested in a single paper that’s not available at the moment, please contact prof. Giustini for further instructions on how to download a full abstract.

Related information

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