Dr. Camille Roth Researcher

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Tenured researcher at CNRS

Period of Stay : from 05.10.2011 to 30.09.2017

Dr Camille Roth is a Tenured Researcher in Computer Science at CNRS, after having been Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Toulouse. He holds a PhD in social sciences from Ecole Polytechnique (2005), with a dual background in maths and physics (Ecole des Ponts, 2002) and cognitive science (EHESS, 2002). While at CMB, he will focus on socio-semantic networks, public space dynamics especially in the context of online communities, and more broadly social complex system modeling.

He has been global or local PI for several multi-institution research projects combining social and formal sciences, both at the national and European level and currently supervises a team of several doctoral and post-doctoral researchers. He has authored more than 40 peer-reviewed publications. He is also associate member of CAMS (Centre d'Analyse et de Mathématique Sociales, CNRS-EHESS), ISCPIF (Institut des Systèmes Complexes - Paris Ile de France), and CRESS (Dept of Sociology, U. Surrey).

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Social sciences
Social networks, socio-semantic networks, digital public space, knowledge diffusion, epistemic communities, social cognition, online communities (blogs, wikis, forums, etc.), social science naturalization.

Formal sciences
Network dynamics, graph theory, pattern recognition, hypergraphs, complex system modeling, random graphs.


Co-responsible for the "Digital Humanities / Computational Social Sciences" team at Centre Marc Bloch.

Global PI of the ANR grant AlgoDiv (Information Diversity and Algorithmic Recommandation), 2016-19, also involving CAMS (CNRS-EHESS), LIP6 (CNRS-U. Paris 6), the sociology department of Orange Labs.

Past projects:
- Global PI of the ANR grant Webfluence on digital public space (2008-2010) with Orange Labs, LIP6 and Linkfluence.
- Global PI of the ANR grant AlgoPol (Politique des Algorithmes), 2012-15, "Contents and Interactions" program (other partners: Orange Labs, CAMS, LIAFA, Linkfluence)
- PI at CNRS of the European project QLectives (FP 7 - EU ICT) on quality collectives, 2009-2013 (main PI: Nigel Gilbert, U. Surrey, UK).
- PI at CNRS of the ANR grant SIMPA (2009-2012), on kinship networks (main PI: F. Héran, INED, other partner: CEMAf).

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