Deb Roy

Listening Technologies for Understanding Public Opinion

I will provide an overview of research at the MIT Media Lab’s Laboratory for Social Machines.


Polarization and Identity in the Public Sphere


  • Polarization
  • Identity
  • Listening Technologies

Our lab develops methods…

for large scale analysis of social media and news. Our research interests include tribal network structure and dynamics, the spread of false and true news, and development of health metrics for the public sphere.

We are beginning new research on listening technologies to support situated deep listening with the aim of surfacing voices that are not heard through public social media or traditional polling.