My name is Kenneth Joseph, though I go by Kenny. I am a Ph. D. student in the Computation, Organization and Society program (COS) at the Institute for Software Research in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University (SCS).
I am very interested in how social networks evolve across different media and how people use these different media to spread information and social support. I am interested in both understanding the properties of real world data and modelling the flow of information and social support in these networks via simulation.
When I'm not working, I try to keep myself as busy as possible. I love to exercise and play sports, travel, toy with new technologies, give back where I can, and spend time with family and friends.
Dynamic Social Network Analysis, New Media, Social Simulation, Agent-based Modeling, Machine Learning and Data Mining
Joseph, K. & Wei, W. & Carley, K.M. (2013). An Agent-Based Model for Simultaneous Phone and SMS Traffic Over Time. To appear in Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, & Prediction (SBP 2013). Washington, DC, USA. April, 2013 draft pdf code
Joseph, Kenneth & Tan, Chun How & Carley, Kathleen M. (2012). Beyond "Local", "Socal" and "Category": Clustering foursquare Users Using Latent "Topics". LBSN'12, Pittsburgh, PA, Sept. 8th.Best Paper Award pdf
Joseph, Kenneth & Jose, Rui & Carley, Kathleen M. (2012). Leveraging Media Repertoires to Create New Social Ties. SOTFTec'12, Pittsburgh, PA, Sept. 8th. pdf
talks for peer-reviewed abstracts
Joseph, Kenneth & Carley, Kathleen M. (2012). Quantifying Meaning in Interaction on Different Communication Media. INSNA Sunbelt Conference pdf
Joseph, Kenneth & Landwehr, Peter M. & Carley, Kathleen M. (2012). Using the Crowd to Mine the Crowd: Combining Ushahidi and Twitter Data from the Haitian Earthquake of 2010. InfoSocial'12
Joseph, Kenneth & Carley, Kathleen. (2012). Simulating Diffusion with Conflicting Knowledge. Carnegie Mellon University, School of Computer Science, Institute for Software Research, Technical Report, CMU-ISR-12-111. pdf
Martin, Michael & Morgan, Geoffrey & Joseph, Kenneth & Carley, Kathleen M . (2010). Impact of Information Loss and Information Error on Network-enabled Decision-making. Carnegie Mellon University, School of Computer Science, Institute for Software Research Technical Report, CMU-ISR-10-127. pdf
A note on replicating my work
Please feel free to contact me if you'd like to obtain any of the code or data used here that isn't already on my Github page. Unfortunately, however, please note that in cases where the data or code is not originally mine to share, I will respect the wishes of the original software author/data gatherer.
If you're in Pittsburgh and are looking to find ways to volunteer your time, I recommend spending one night a week walking dogs at the local animal shelter. If you like working with kids, I am the contact point for the the Adventures in Computing "Activity" at Pittsburgh's Science and Technology School for kids in grades 6-9. For more information, feel free to email me or to check out our website.