SICSS@Hong Kong

June 14 to June 25, 2021 | Hong Kong University of Science and Technology | Virtual event



Participation is restricted to graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and junior faculty. However, there are no restrictions based on citizenship, country of study, or country of employment. About 10-15 participants will be invited.

Be aware that main events will be held in the morning and evenings at Hong Kong Time (UTC+08:00).

  • Mornings: site-specific group projects
  • Evenings: lectures from the central location (@Princeton)

The Summer Institute aims to bring together computational social scientists across all levels of technical experience. Participants with less experience with social science research will be expected to complete additional readings in advance of the Institute, and participants with less experience coding will be expected to complete a set of online learning modules on the R programming language. Students doing this preparatory work will be supported by a teaching assistant who will hold online office hours during the two months before the Institute.

We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and fields of study, especially applicants from groups currently under-represented in computational social science. We evaluate applicants along a number of dimensions: 1) research and teaching in the area of computational social science 2) contributions to public goods, such as creating open source software, curating public datasets, and creating educational opportunities for others 3) likelihood to benefit from participation 4) likelihood to contribute to the educational experience of other participants 5) potential to spread computational social science to new intellectual communities and areas of research. Further, when making our evaluations, we attempt to account for an applicant’s career stage and previous educational opportunities.

How To Apply

Applicants must submit the following documents:

  1. A letter of application explaining your research area and interest in attending SICSS-HK (maximum 3 pages);
  2. your CV;
  3. a publication or writing sample that best represents your research ability and interests.

In order to be guaranteed full consideration, all application materials must be submitted by April 15. All application materials must be submitted through Google Form. Applications that are not complete by the deadline may not receive full consideration. We will notify applicants through e-mail by April 23, and will ask participants to confirm their participation very soon thereafter.

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