IU Telecom Grad Student Research Talks – 09.16.11
Today IU Department of Telecommunications graduate student, Soyoung Bae described her research on selection of news articles. Her work shows that online news stories that were more threatening than innocuous were selected more often and news stories with photos were selected more often than those without photos. She says that this work builds on theories that suggest that humans are biologically predisposed to examine their surroundings to become aware of potential threats.
In a second presentation Sung Wook Ji described his work on the deployment of IPTV in low and high income areas. Interestingly, in Indiana, since 2006, AT&T has overwhelmingly built out its IPTV infrastructure in high income areas over low income areas. This encourages competition (and lower rates) among video service providers in these wealthier areas even though there are fewer people living in these areas.