Publications

Community embeddings reveal large-scale cultural organization of online platforms
Isaac Waller and Ashton Anderson. Working paper.
BibTeX
@article{waller2020community,
  title={Community embeddings reveal large-scale cultural organization of online platforms},
  author={Waller, Isaac and Anderson, Ashton},
  eprint={2010.00590},
  archivePrefix={arXiv},
  year={2020}
}
Learning Personalized Models of Human Behavior in Chess
Reid McIlroy-Young, Russell Wang, Siddhartha Sen, Jon Kleinberg, Ashton Anderson. Working paper.
BibTeX
@article{mcilroy2020learning,
  title={Learning Personalized Models of Human Behavior in Chess},
  author={McIlroy-Young, Reid and Wang, Russell and Sen, Siddhartha and Kleinberg, Jon and Anderson, Ashton},
  journal={arXiv preprint arXiv:2008.10086},
  year={2020}
}
The Complementary Nature of Perceived and Actual Time Spent Online in Measuring Digital Well-Being
Lillio Mok and Ashton Anderson. CSCW 2020.
BibTeX
@article{mokcomplementary,
  title={The Complementary Nature of Perceived and Actual Time Spent Online in Measuring Digital Well-being},
  author={Mok, Lillio and Anderson, Ashton},
  journal={Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction},
  number={CSCW},
  year={2020}
}
Aligning Superhuman AI with Human Behavior: Chess as a Model System
Reid McIlroy-Young, Siddhartha Sen, Jon Kleinberg, Ashton Anderson. KDD 2020.
BibTeX
@article{mcilroyyoung2020maia,
  title={Aligning Superhuman AI with Human Behavior: Chess as a Model System},
  author={McIlroy-Young, Reid and  Sen, Siddhartha and Kleinberg, Jon and Anderson, Ashton},
  year={2020},
  eprint={2006.01855},
  archivePrefix={arXiv},
  primaryClass={cs.AI}
}
Algorithmic Effects on the Diversity of Consumption on Spotify
Ashton Anderson, Lucas Maystre, Rishabh Mehrotra, Ian Anderson, Mounia Lalmas. WWW 2020.
BibTeX
@inproceedings{anderson2020algorithmic,
  title={Algorithmic effects on the diversity of consumption on spotify},
  author={Anderson, Ashton and Maystre, Lucas and Anderson, Ian and Mehrotra, Rishabh and Lalmas, Mounia},
  booktitle={Proceedings of The Web Conference 2020},
  pages={2155--2165},
  year={2020}
}
Generalists and Specialists: Using Community Embeddings to Quantify Activity Diversity in Online Platforms
Isaac Waller and Ashton Anderson. WWW 2019.
BibTeX
@inproceedings{waller2019generalists,
  title={Generalists and specialists: Using community embeddings to quantify activity diversity in online platforms},
  author={Waller, Isaac and Anderson, Ashton},
  booktitle={The World Wide Web Conference},
  pages={1954--1964},
  year={2019}
}
Understanding the Origins of Bias in Word Embeddings
Marc-Etienne Brunet, Colleen Alkalay-Houlihan, Ashton Anderson, Richard Zemel. ICML 2019.
BibTeX
@inproceedings{brunet2019understanding,
  title={Understanding the origins of bias in word embeddings},
  author={Brunet, Marc-Etienne and Alkalay-Houlihan, Colleen and Anderson, Ashton and Zemel, Richard},
  booktitle={International Conference on Machine Learning},
  pages={803--811},
  year={2019}
}
Causal Effects of Brevity on Style and Success in Social Media
Kristina Gligorić, Ashton Anderson, Robert West. CSCW 2019.
BibTeX
@article{gligoric2019causal,
  title={Causal effects of brevity on style and success in social media},
  author={Gligori{\'c}, Kristina and Anderson, Ashton and West, Robert},
  journal={Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction},
  volume={3},
  number={CSCW},
  pages={1--23},
  year={2019},
  publisher={ACM New York, NY, USA}
}
From “Welcome New Gabbers” to the Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting: The Evolution of Gab
Reid McIlroy-Young and Ashton Anderson. ICWSM 2019 (poster paper).
BibTeX
@inproceedings{mcilroy2019welcome,
  title={From “Welcome New Gabbers” to the Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting: The Evolution of Gab},
  author={McIlroy-Young, Reid and Anderson, Ashton},
  booktitle={Proceedings of the International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media},
  volume={13},
  pages={651--654},
  year={2019}
}
How Constraints Affect Content: The Case of Twitter's Switch from 140 to 280 Characters
Kristina Gligorić, Ashton Anderson, Robert West. ICWSM 2018.
BibTeX
@article{gligoric2018constraints,
  title={How constraints affect content: The case of Twitter's switch from 140 to 280 characters},
  author={Gligori{\'c}, Kristina and Anderson, Ashton and West, Robert},
  journal={arXiv preprint arXiv:1804.02318},
  year={2018}
}
Personal bests as reference points
Ashton Anderson and Etan Green. PNAS, 2018.
BibTeX
@article{anderson2018personal,
  title={Personal bests as reference points},
  author={Anderson, Ashton and Green, Etan A},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
  volume={115},
  number={8},
  pages={1772--1776},
  year={2018},
  publisher={National Acad Sciences}
}