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 2017-2018 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 2017


 

October 5: Information, Spatial Selection, and the Statistics of Neighborhoods

Luís M. A. Bettencourt 

Professor of Ecology And Evolution, Pritzker Director of the Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation at The University of Chicago              

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October 12: Gender Bias in the Job Market: A Longitudinal Analysis

Ben Zhao 

Neubauer Professor of Computer Science, Co-Director at the Systems, Algorithms, Networking, And Data Lab at The University of Chicago     

 

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October 26: Science of Science: University, Reputation, Attention, Inflation, and Novelty

Santo Fortunato 

Professor, School of Informatics and Computing, Director of the Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research at Indiana University - Bloomington

 

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November 9:

Damon Centola 

Associate Professor, Annenberg School for Communication, Director of the Network Dynamics Group at the University of Pennsylvania

 

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November 16: Causal Analysis

Guanglei Hong 

Associate Professor, Comparative Human Development, Executive Committee for Computational Social Science at The University of Chicago

 

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Spring 2017


 

April 6: The Causes and Consequences of Self-Employment over the Life Cycle                                                                           

John Eric Humphries

PhD Candidate in Economics, University of Chicago 

 

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April 13: Exploring the Ecology of Human Stories

Peter Sheridan Dodds

Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at University of Vermont 

 

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April 20: How Segregated is Urban Consumption?

Jonathan Dingel

Professor, Chicago Booth School of Business (PhD, Economics)

 

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April 27: Neural and Environmental Factors Related to Self-Control

Marc Berman

Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Chicago 

 

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May 4: Network Anomalies

Michael Macy

Goldwin Smith Professor of Arts and Sciences in Sociology and Director of the Social Dynamics Laboratory, Cornell University 

 

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May 11: Exploratory and Confirmatory Causal Inference with High Dimensional Interventions

Justin Grimmer

Associate Professor of Political Science, Stanford University 

 

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May 25: Can We Trust Online Employer Reviews

Ioana Marinescu

Assistant Professor at University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy

 

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