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 Computation Workshop meets each Thursday from 11 to 12:20 p.m. in Saieh 247. All interested faculty and graduate students are welcome. Our Computation MA students are expected to attend.

From last year's archive:

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 



April 13:

Exploring the Ecology of Human Stories

Peter Sheridan Dodds

Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at University of Vermont 



April 20th: 

How Segregated is Urban Consumption?

Jonathan Dingel

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



April 27th: 

Neural and Environmental Factors Related to Self-Control

Marc Berman

Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Chicago 



May 4: 

Network Anomalies

Michael Macy

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



May 11: 

Exploratory and Confirmatory Causal Inference with High Dimensional Interventions

Justin Grimmer

Associate Professor of Political Science, Stanford University 



May 25: 

Can We Trust Online Employer Reviews

Ioana Marinescu

Assistant Professor at University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy