MSE Research Project Database

Social Computing

Project Leader: Jorge Goncalves
Primary Contact: Jorge Goncalves (
Keywords: collaboration environment; social computing; social media
Disciplines: Computing and Information Systems

Social Computing is a field of study that investigates computing techniques and systems to support, mediate, and understand aspects of social behaviours. Understanding the principles and foundations of Social Computing is important because of the rapid proliferation of social systems, particularly those aimed at end-users. In this project, students will investigate human behaviour, analyse big online datasets, and develop systems and applications for social networking websites, crowdsourcing platforms, knowledge sharing platforms, etc.