At the Institute for Data, Democracy & Politics, Dr. Shu will study the science of disinformation.
IDDP's research fellowships support projects by Ph.D. or other terminal degree holders at any stage of their career. The research should align with IDDP’s mission to help the public, journalists and policymakers understand digital media’s influence on public dialogue and opinion and to develop sound solutions to disinformation and other ills that arise in these spaces.
This is the second of three Q & A’s in which GW Today introduces the fellows to the university community.
Kai Shu is a Gladwin Development Chair Assistant Professor in the computer science department at Illinois Institute of Technology. His research and computational tool development address challenges varying from big data, to social media, to AI and issues on disinformation, responsible machine learning, trust social computing, and social media mining. He is a recipient of Arizona State University (ASU) Fulton Schools of Engineering 2020 Dean's Dissertation Award and the 2020/2015 ASU School of Computing, Informatics and Decision Systems Engineering Doctoral Fellowship. He also is a winner of the 2018 SBP Disinformation Challenge. He has interned at Microsoft Research AI, Yahoo Research and HP Labs.