cUBlab, March 2024 (mod some sick teammates :/)

Welcome to the homepage of the cubelab! Our goal is to help understand and address social inequality through the development and use of new measures, models, and computational tools. Our group engages in a variety of work in this space; much of this variety is because student members convince us of new and exciting projects that fit with our lab values. If you’re interested in joining us, start on that page!

Some examples of recent work by the cubelab:

For many more examples, check out a list of publications from our group.


Feb 3, 2024 One of cubelab’s best friends, Stefania Ionescu, and former lab member Yuhao Du, have a new NeurIPS paper on manipulation in two-sided matching markets!
Feb 1, 2024 Former lab member Jason Yan, now at UMSI, has a new paper out on using computational methods to better understand service allocation in foster care! Link here.
Feb 1, 2024 Kenny gave a talk at CMU’s Computational Social Science Seminar entitled Measuring identity and attitude through the lens of online self-presentation!
Jan 15, 2024 cUBeLab is hosting ICWSM in Buffalo this year! Give Kenny a ring if you want to get involved!

selected publications

  1. Fake News on Twitter during the 2016 US Presidential Election
    Nir Grinberg, Kenneth Joseph, Lisa Friedland, and 2 more authors
    Science, 2019
  2. A computational social science approach to understanding predictors of chafee service receipt
    Jason Yan, Seventy F Hall, Melanie Sage, and 2 more authors
    Children and Youth Services Review, 2024
  3. An evaluation framework for predictive models of neighbourhood change with applications to predicting residential sales in Buffalo, NY
    Jan Voltaire Vergara, Maria Y Rodriguez, Jonathan Phillips, and 4 more authors
    Urban Studies, 2024
  4. Field-specific ability beliefs as an explanation for gender differences in academics’ career trajectories: Evidence from public profiles on ORCID. Org.
    Aniko Hannak, Kenneth Joseph, Daniel B Larremore, and 1 more author
    Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 2023
  5. The Context of Care: Abstraction Hierarchy Modeling of Therapeutic Foster Care Programs
    Connor Wurst, Huei-Yen Winnie Chen, Ann M Bisantz, and 4 more authors
    Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making, 2023
  6. Strategic Behavior in Two-sided Matching Markets with Prediction-enhanced Preference-formation
    Stefania Ionescu, Yuhao Du, Kenneth Joseph, and 1 more author
    In Thirty-seventh Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems, 2023