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The Disruptive Impact of Game Design, Mobile Technology, Social Networks and Emerging Media on Theme Parks
This descriptive study conducts basic research to create an original analysis of the possible disruptive impact of game design, mobile devices, social networking and emerging media technologies on location-based entertainment ...
Applying Social Network Analysis to Software Fault-Proneness Prediction
Due to the rapid pace of software development, end-users now anticipate a seemingly limitless expansion of capabilities from their software. As a result, software systems are becoming increasingly complex and more susceptible ...
Optimization Problems in Social Networks
Social networks have become the dominant platform for daily communication, social activities and viral marketing. The past years have witnessed a drastic increase in the population of social network users. One one hand, ...
Three Essays on Network Development, Social Influence, and User Engagement in Online Communities
I study inﬂuential factors on users’ activities in online communities in three chapters. Using unique data coming from an online anime (Japanese cartoon) platform containing data on users’ friendship networks, anime ...
Near Optimal Social Promotion in Online Social Networks
Due to dramatic growth of user population in the past decade, online social networks have become attractive channels for companies to launch marketing campaigns. We study a couple of closely related problems in online ...
Sampling and Estimation on Large Online Social Networks
Studying the structural characteristics of online social networks (OSNs) provide useful information about the underlying OSN applications. Due to their very large sizes, sampling is a commonly used approach. One of the ...