Mor Naaman is an associate professor of Information Science at the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech, where he is the founder of the Connective Media hub, and leads a research group focused on social technologies.
His research applies multidisciplinary methods to 1) gain a better understanding of people and their use of social tech; 2) extract insights about people, technology and society from social media and other sources of social data, and 3) develop new social technologies as well as novel tools to make social data more accessible and usable in various settings.
Previously, Mor was on the faculty at Rutgers SC&I, led a research team at Yahoo! Research Berkeley, received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University, and played professional basketball for Hapoel Tel Aviv. He is a recipient of a NSF Early Faculty CAREER Award, research awards and grants from numerous corporations including AOL and Google, and multiple best paper awards.
CM Systems & Technologies
What makes connective media platforms – such as Facebook, Reddit, New York Times, and Uber – successful? The goal of this project-based course is to merge social science, information science, computer science and engineering approaches to explore the social and technological forces driving connective media services (including interaction design, social networks, computational and information aspects of social media, communication and motivation theories). Students will form teams to conceptualize, design and implement a connective media application. The teams will build on the respective strength of students of different backgrounds to theorize, write, design, reason, build and manage connective media applications.