June 15 to June 26, 2020 | Rutgers University | Virtual event


Update: Because of COVID-19, SICSS-Rutgers 2020 will be switched from an in-person event to a virtual event from June 15th-26th. Our new application deadline is May 1.

From the morning of June 15 to 26, 2020, Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ) will host a partner site for the Summer Institute in Computational Social Science. The purpose of the Summer Institute is to bring together graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and beginning faculty in the regional area who are interested in computational social science. The Summer Institute is for both social scientists (broadly conceived) and data scientists (broadly conceived).

The instructional program will involve pre-recorded lectures, hands-on group problem sets, and opportunities to participate in participant-led research projects. There will also be guest speakers who conduct computational social science research in a variety of settings. Topics covered include text as data, website scraping, digital field experiments, non-probability sampling, machine learning, and ethics.

Participation is restricted to Ph.D. students, postdoctoral researchers, and untenured faculty. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and fields of study, especially applicants from groups currently under-represented in computational social science and those whose research focuses on social progress (broadly conceived), particularly research on race, gender, sexuality, and social or economic inequality. About twenty participants will be invited, and participants are expected to fully attend and participate in the entire two-week program.

In addition to the SICSS core sponsors, the Rutgers partner event is supported by DIMACS (the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science) at Rutgers, the Rutgers-New Brunswick Libraries and the Rutgers Department of Political Science.

Application materials are due May 1, 2020 at: Inquiries may be sent to

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