RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM ON COMPUTATIONAL SOCIAL SCIENCE/DATA SCIENCES – Joe Shaheen – Are All Dating Apps Created Equal: A Valentine’s Day Edition Friday Seminar

When:
February 14, 2020 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2020-02-14T15:00:00-05:00
2020-02-14T16:00:00-05:00
Where:
Center for Social Complexity, 3rd Floor Research Hall
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Karen Underwood
7039939298

Research Colloquium on Computational Social Science/Data Science

Fatma Abdulwahab (CDS graduate)
Collin Henley (CDS Senior)
Steven Hoang (CDS Junior)
Liam McKenna (CDS Senior)
Joseph A.E. Shaheen, Ph.D (ORISE IC Postdoc)

Are All Dating Apps Created Equal: A Valentine’s Day Edition Friday Seminar

Friday, February 14, 3:00 p.m.
Center for Social Complexity
3rd Floor Research Hall

 

All are welcome to attend.

Abstract:
In this CDS undergraduate project, we initiate a comparison of dating app interfaces using an agent-based modeling framework ranging from the simple (e.g. Tinder) to the more complex (e.g. Plenty of Fish). We dub this range, the “multiplicity” of dating apps—that is—the multiple ways in which a user may achieve a “match”. We use a robust statistical model, the Multiple Regression Quadratic Assignment Procedure (MRQAP) to infer the relationship between “like” interactions and “match” interactions defined as backcloth networks. Our results indicate interesting patterns in the ratio of gender-based populations, the matching rate of 2 levels of multiplicity, and provides a foundation for more realistic simulations. Please join us for an interesting discussion of finding love in the modern era.