This weekly workshop highlights the work of those pioneering data science analytical techniques and social science and computation methods while bringing together graduate students, post-docs, and faculty all working at the nexus of computation and big, social science questions. The workshop also allows regular participants to share works in progress for feedback, fosters robust dialogue between young scholars in these emerging fields, and showcases local scholars leading pedagogical seminars on new papers or methods.

The 2018-2019 Computational Social Science Workshop meets each Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. in Kent 120. All interested faculty and graduate students are welcome. Students in the Masters of Computational Social Science program are expected to attend and join the discussion by posting a comment on the issues page of the workshop’s public repository on GitHub.


Fall 2018


 

October 4th - Mixer with CSS Faculty

 

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October 11th - Marc Berman

 

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October 18th - Zizi Papacharissi

Professor and Department Head of Communication, Professor of Political Science, University of Illinois at Chicago

Affective Publics: News Storytelling, Sentiment and Technology

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October 25th - Steven Durlauf

Steans Professor of Educational Policy at the Harris School of Public Policy Studies, The University of Chicago

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November 1st - Adam Bonica

Associate Professor of Political Science, Stanford University

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November 8th - Charlie Catlett

Senior Computer Scientist at Argonne National Laboratory, Senior Fellow at the Computation Institute of the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory, Senior Fellow at the University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy

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November 15th - TBD

 

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November 29th - Lillian Lee

Professor, Department of Computer Science and Department of Information Science, Cornell University

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Winter 2019


 

January 10th - Ed Awh

Professor, Department of Psychology, The Institute for Mind and Biology, and the Grossman Institute for Neuroscience, Quantitative Biology and Human Behavior, University of Chicago

 

January 17th - Nicolas Masse

Postdoctoral Scholar and Staff Scientist, Department of Neurobiology, University of Chicago

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January 24th - TBD

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January 31st - TBD

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February 7th - Tor Wager

Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Director of the Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory, University of Colorado Boulder

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February 14th - Monica Rosenberg

Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Psychology, Yale University

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February 21st - TBD

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February 28th - TBD

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March 7th - MACSS Student Conference

An Opportunity for Second Year MACSS Students to Present Their Thesis Research

2nd Year Lightning Talks

NOTE: Special Time and Location: Thursday, 5-7pm - Social Science Research Building 122

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Spring 2019


April 4th - TBD

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April 11th - Abdullah Almaatouq

PhD Student and Research Assistant, Computational Science & Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

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April 18th - TBD

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April 25th - TBD

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May 2nd - TBD

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May 9th - TBD

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May 16th - TBD

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May 23rd - TBD

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May - 30th - TBD

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