Serafin Garcia

Serafin  Garcia
MIT EECS | CS+HASS Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar
Advisor: Devavrat Shah
Department: EECS
Areas of Research: CS+HASS
Years: 2020-2021
Research Project Title:

Responsible Content Filtering of Social Media

abstract:For many people, a significant amount of information they view is provided by social media platforms (SMPs). We explore how these SMPs affect user’s ability to learn and enjoy their content preferences. I will design simulations that model an SMP recommender and a user interacting over time. I will then analyze the different curated content feeds and determine how feeds characteristics affect both the user’s utility and the SMP's profits.

I am participating in SuperUROP because I want to gain more experience in both machine learning and research as a whole. Applying learning models to real world applications is really exciting, and I hope to be able to publish my findings by the end.