Adamic-Glance Distinguished Young Researcher Award

This annual award is presented to a young researcher who has distinguished themself through innovative research in the area of computational social science in the early stage of their independent research career. The award is named after Lada Adamic and Natalie Glance, two outstanding researchers who have made significant contributions to the International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM) in particular and computational social science in general. The ICWSM research community at large has greatly impacted this field, through identifying the connections between online digital behaviors and critical societal questions and issues. From misinformation and fake news to how we can use social media and social networks to gain insight into political polarization, mental health, and social movements, the range of topics addressed by the community is continuously expanding. We want to recognize and celebrate the young researchers who are making these contributions today.

The award was established in 2021, at the 15th anniversary mark of the AAAI ICWSM conference.

Natalie Glance (left) and Lada Adamic (right) at an outdoor event during the 1st ICWSM Conference in 2007 in Boulder, Colorado. Photo credit: Eytan Adar.

Test of Time Award


Political Polarization on Twitter

Michael Connover, Jacob Ratkiewicz, Matthew Francisco,
Bruno Gonçalves, Filippo Menczer, Alessandro Flammini;
ICWSM 2011


Measuring User Influence in Twitter: The Million Follower Fallacy

Meeyoung Cha, Hamed Haddadi, Fabricio Benevenuto, and Krishna P. Gummadi;
ICWSM 2010


Gephi: An Open Source Software for Exploring and Manipulating Networks

Mathieu Bastian, Sebastien Heymann, Mathieu Jacomy;
ICWSM 2009


Personality Impressions Based on Facebook Profiles

Samuel D. Gosling, Sam Gaddis, Simine Vazire;
ICWSM 2007

Best Paper Award


Political Polarization in Online News Consumption

Kiran Garimella, Tim Smith, Rebecca Weiss, Robert West


An Experimental Study of Structural Diversity in Social Networks

Jessica Su, Krishna Kamath, Aneesh Sharma, Johan Ugander, Sharad Goel


Social Media Participation in an Activist Movement for Racial Equality

Munmun de Choudhury, Shagun Jhaver, Benjamin Sugar, Ingmar Weber


Like Partying? Your Face Says It All. Predicting the Ambiance of Places with Profile Pictures

Miriam Redi, Daniele Quercia, Lindsay T. Graham, Samuel D. Gosling


When Politicians Talk: Assessing Online Conversational Practices of Political Parties on Twitter

Haiko Lietz, Claudia Wagner, Arnim Bleier, Markus Strohmaier


The Livehoods Project: Utilizing Social Media to Understand the Dynamics of a City

Justin Cranshaw, Raz Schwartz, Jason Hong, and Norman Sadeh

The Emergence of Conventions in Online Social Networks

Farshad Kooti, Haeryun Yang, Meeyoung Cha, Krishna P. Gummadi, Winter A. Mason


4chan and /b/: An Analysis of Anonymity and Ephemerality in a Large Online Community

Michael Bernstein, Andrés Monroy-Hernández, Drew Harry, Paul André, Katrina Panovich, Gregory G Vargas


ePluribus : Ethnicity on Social Networks

Jonathan Chang, Itamar Rosenn, Lars Backstrom, Cameron Marlow

The Social Dynamics of Economic Activity in a Virtual World

Eytan Bakshy, Matthew Simmons, David Huffaker, ChunYuen Teng, Lada Adamic


Wikipedian Self-Governance in Action: Motivating the Policy Lens

Ivan Beschastnikh, Travis Kriplean, DavidW. McDonald


TagAssist: Automatic Tag Suggestion for Blog Posts

Sanjay Sood, Sara Owsley, Kristian Hammond and Larry Birnbaum