Dr. Shuyuan Mary Ho Invited to Present at SBP-SBiM’16 Conference

ShuyuanMaryHoDr. Shuyuan Mary Ho, Assistant Professor in the School of Information, is known for her renowned research on human-computer interactions involving cyber insider threats and online deception. Funded by the National Science Foundation, the Florida Center for Cyber Security, and Florida State University Council of Research and Creativity, Dr. Ho’s research utilizes social-psychological theories and pragmatic viewpoints on language cues to construct a methodology for computational modeling of future behavioral inference systems.

Dr. Ho recently published a paper on “Computer-Mediated Deception: Strategies Revealed by Language-Action Cues in Spontaneous Communication,” at Journal of Management Information Systems. This paper was co-authored with Dr. Jeffrey T. Hancock, Dr. Xiuwen Liu, and Cheryl Booth. Along this research line, Dr. Ho has been invited to present her research at this year’s International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling & Prediction and Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation on June 29, 2016. She will be presenting the paper “Saint or Sinner? Language-action Cues for Modeling Deception Using Support Vector Machines,” that Dr. Ho co-authored alongside Dr. Xiuwen Liu, Cheryl Booth, and Aravind Hariharan. These papers discuss a series of experiments designed and conducted to explain how language-action cues reveal patterns of information behavior in spontaneous online communication.