Academic Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals and Proceedings

pdfSoroush Vosoughi, Mostafa ‘Neo’ Mohsenvand, and Deb Roy. (2017). Rumor Gauge: Predicting the Veracity of Rumors on Twitter. ACM Trans. Knowl. Discov. Data 11, 4, Article 50 (July 2017), 36 pages.

pdf Soroush Vosoughi*, Prashanth Vijayaraghavan*, Ann Yuan, and Deb Roy. (2017). Mapping Twitter Conversation Landscapes. In Proceedings of the 11th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM 2017). Montreal, Canada. *Equal Contribution.

pdf Iris Chin, Matthew S. Goodwin, Soroush Vosoughi, Deb Roy, and Letita R. Naigles. (2017). Dense home-based recordings reveal typical and atypical development of tense/aspect in a child with delayed language development. Journal of Child Language (2017): 1-34.

pdf Prashanth Vijayaraghavan, Soroush Vosoughi, Ann Yuan, and Deb Roy. (2017). TweetVista: An AI-Powered Interactive Tool for Exploring Conversations on Twitter. In Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces Companion, pp. 145-148. ACM, 2017.

pdf Soroush Vosoughi*, Prashanth Vijayaraghavan* and Deb Roy. (2016). Tweet2Vec: Learning Tweet Embeddings using Character-level CNN-LSTM Encoder-Decoder. In Proceedings of the 39th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2016). Pisa, Italy. *Equal Contribution.

pdf Prashanth Vijayaraghavan, Ivan Sysoev, Soroush Vosoughi and Deb Roy. (2016). DeepStance at SemEval-2016 Task 6: Detecting Stance in Tweets Using Character and Word-Level CNNs. In Proceedings of the 10th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval-2016). San Diego, California.

pdf Soroush Vosoughi, and Deb Roy. (2016). A Semi-automatic Method for Efficient Detection of Stories on Social Media. In Proceedings of the 10th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM 2016). Cologne, Germany.

pdf Soroush Vosoughi, and Deb Roy. (2016). Tweet Acts: A Speech Act Classifier for Twitter. In Proceedings of the 10th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM 2016). Cologne, Germany.

pdf Prashanth Vijayaraghavan*, Soroush Vosoughi*, and Deb Roy. (2016). Automatic Detection and Categorization of Election-Related Tweets. In Proceedings of the 10th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM 2016). Cologne, Germany. *Equal Contribution.

pdf Martin Saveski, Eric Chu, Soroush Vosoughi, and Deb Roy. (2016). Human Atlas: A Tool for Mapping Social Networks. In proceedings of the 25th International Conference on World Wide Web Companion. Montreal, Canada.

pdf Soroush Vosoughi, Helen Zhou, and Deb Roy. (2015). Digital Stylometry: Linking Profiles Across Social Networks. In proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo 2015). Beijing, China.

pdf Soroush Vosoughi, and Deb Roy. (2015). A Human-Machine Collaborative System for Identifying Rumors on Twitter. In proceedings of the IEEE ICDM 2015 workshop on Event Analytics using Social Media Data (EASM). Atlantic City, New Jersey.

pdf Soroush Vosoughi, Helen Zhou, and Deb Roy. (2015). Enhanced Twitter Sentiment Classification Using Contextual Information. In proceedings of the EMNLP 2015 workshop on Computational Approaches to Subjectivity, Sentiment & Social Media Analysis (WASSA). Lisboa, Portugal.

pdf Brandon C. Roy, Soroush Vosoughi, and Deb Roy. (2014). Grounding language models in spatiotemporal context. Proceedings of Interspeech 2014. Singapore.

pdf Soroush Vosoughi. (2014). Improving automatic speech recognition through head pose driven visual grounding. Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 3235-3238.

pdf Soroush Vosoughi, Matthew S. Goodwin, Bill Washabaugh, and Deb Roy. (2012). A portable audio/video recorder for longitudinal study of child development. Proceedings of the 14th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI ’12). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 193-200.

pdf Soroush Vosoughi, and Deb Roy. (2012) An Automatic Child-Directed Speech Detector for the Study of Child Language Development. Proceedings of Interspeech 2012. Portland, Oregon.

pdf Soroush Vosoughi, and Deb Roy. (2012) A longitudinal study of prosodic exaggeration in child-directed speech. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Speech Prosody. Shanghai, China.

pdf Brandon C. Roy*, Soroush Vosoughi*, and Deb Roy. (2010) Automatic Estimation of Transcription Accuracy and Difficulty. Proceedings of Interspeech 2010. Makuhari, Japan. *Equal Contribution.

pdf Soroush Vosoughi, Brandon C. Roy, Michael C. Frank, and Deb Roy. (2010) Contributions of Prosodic and Distributional Features of Caregivers’ Speech in Early Word Learning. Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Cognitive Science Conference. Portland, Oregon.

pdf Soroush Vosoughi, Brandon C. Roy, Michael C. Frank, and Deb Roy. (2010) Effects of Caregiver Prosody on Child Language Acquisition. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Speech Prosody. Chicago, IL.

pdf Kai-yuh Hsiao, Stefanie Tellex, Soroush Vosoughi, Rony Kubat, and Deb Roy. (2008). Object Schemas for Grounding Language in a Responsive Robot. Connection Science.

pdf Kai-yuh Hsiao, Soroush Vosoughi, Stefanie Tellex, Rony Kubat, and Deb Roy. (2008). Object Schemas for Responsive Robotic Language Use. Proceedings of the 3rd ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction.

Abstracts/ Posters/ Peer Reviewed Talks

pdf Soroush Vosoughi, Russell Stevens, and Deb Roy. (2016). Addressing the Demographic Bias on Twitter. The 71st Annual Conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR). Austin, Texas.

pdf Iris Chin , Soroush Vosoughi, Mathew Goodwin, Deb Roy, and Letitia Naigles. (2014). How the Speechome Recorder can change our understanding of developmental trajectories. The 13th International Congress for the Study of Child Language. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

pdf Iris Chin, Soroush Vosoughi, Mathew Goodwin, Deb Roy, and Letitia Naigles. (2013). Dense Data Collection Through the Speechome Recorder Better Reveals Developmental Trajectories. In the Extended Abstract of the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) 2013. San Sebastián, Spain.

pdf Iris Chin, Soroush Vosoughi, Emily Potrzeba, Mathew Goodwin, Deb Roy, and Letitia Naigles. (2013). Verb use in a child previously diagnosed with ASD: Dense recordings reveal typical and atypical development. In the Extended Abstract of the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) 2013. Seattle, Washington.

pdf Iris Chin, Devin Rubin, Andrea Tovar, Soroush Vosoughi, Michelle Cheng, Emily Potrzeba, Mathew Goodwin, Deb Roy, and Letitia Naigles. (2012) Dense Recordings of Naturalistic Interactions Reveal both Typical and Atypical Speech in One Child with ASD. In the Extended Abstract of the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) 2012. Toronto, Canada.

MIT Theses/ Proposals/ Examinations

pdf Soroush Vosoughi. (2015) Automatic Detection and Verification of Rumors on Twitter. Ph.D. Thesis. Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Committee Members: Prof. Deb Roy, Dr. Allen Gorin, Prof. Sinan Aral.

pdf Soroush Vosoughi. (2014). Predicting the Veracity of Rumors in Social Networks: Computational Explorations. PhD Proposal. Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

pdf Soroush Vosoughi. (2012) PhD general examinations proposal and reading list. Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Faculty Examiners: Prof. Deb Roy, Prof. Patrick Winston, Prof. Alex (Sandy) Pentland.

pdf Soroush Vosoughi. (2010) Interactions of caregiver speech and early word learning in the Speechome Corpus: Computational Explorations. Master’s thesis. Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Committee Members: Prof. Deb Roy, Dr. John Makhoul, Prof. Rochelle Newman.

pdf Soroush Vosoughi. (2009). Investigating the Role of the Linguistic Environment in Child Language Acquisition using Dense Longitudinal Corpus. Masters’ Proposal. Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Other Publications

pdf Naigles, L. R., Chin, I., Vosoughi, S., Goodwin, M., & Roy, D. (2011). Final Report for 3R01DC007428-04S1 ‘Collaborative Research Supplement and Infrastructure and Research Equipment for Advancement of Science.’ NIH progress report.Naigles, L. R., Chin, I., Vosoughi, S., Goodwin, M., & Roy, D. (2011). Nancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation Progress Report for Grant Supplement to NIH Proposal entitled “Language Development and Outcome in Children with Autism.”. Nancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation Progress Report.

pdf Kai-yuh Hsiao, and Soroush Vosoughi. (2009). The Object Schema Model and Situational Context. Technical Report.

pdf Soroush Vosoughi, Brandon Roy, Michael c. Frank, and Deb Roy. (2009). The Relationship of Input Word Frequency and Prosody to Word Production in Dense Longitudinal Data. Technical Report

pdf Prashanth Vijayaraghavan. (2016). Automatic Identification of Representative Content on Twitter. M.Sc. Thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.