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Mor Naaman

Associate Professor

Areas of Interest

social media, human computer interaction, social computing, urban data and design, social data mining, computational journalism


Mor Naaman is an associate professor at Cornell Tech in New York City, where he is part of the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Innovation Institute. At Cornell, Mor continues to direct the Social Media Information Lab that he founded at Rutgers University, where he served as an assistant professor since 2008. He is also a co-founder and Chief Scientist at, a startup founded to make sense of the real-time web and social media. Mor's research applies multidisciplinary methods to gain new insights about people and society from social media data, and to develop novel tools to make this data more accessible and usable in various settings.

Previously, Mor worked as a research scientist at Yahoo! Research Berkeley, and received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University. He is a recipient of a NSF Early Faculty CAREER Award, research awards from Google, Yahoo!, and Nokia, and multiple best paper awards.