SICSS-Howard/Mathematica

June 12 to June 25, 2021 | Howard University | Virtual event

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Interview with Dr. Bahiyyah Muhammad, faculty co-sponsor
March 29, 2021
Get to know one of SICSS-Howard/Mathematica’s founding faculty sponsors, Dr. Bahiyyah Muhammad, in this energetic and inspiring video. She shares her thoughts on computational social science and its intersection with her extensive research on the effects of parental incarceration on children in this one-on-one interview with SICSS-Howard/Mathematica lead organizer Naniette Coleman.


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Free Copy of Bit by Bit available to all SICSS-Howard/Mathematica participants
March 28, 2021
All SICSS-Howard/Mathematica participants will receive a FREE copy of Bit by Bit: Social Research in the Digital Age, written by SICSS co-founder Matt Salganik thanks to sponsor Mathematica. It will serve as a textbook for the program, and is "an invaluable resource for social scientists who want to harness the research potential of big data and a must-read for data scientists interested in applying the lessons of social science to tomorrow's technologies” (Princeton University Press).
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Naomi Sugie announced as SICSS-Howard/Mathematica speaker
March 28, 2021
Naomi Sugie, Ph.D., Professor at University of California Irvine, will be a featured speaker at SICSS-Howard/Mathematica this summer. Her research focuses on issues of punishment, inequality, and the use of new technologies for research with traditionally hard-to-reach groups. Learn more about Dr. Sugie on the People page of our website.
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Chris Wheat announced as SICSS-Howard/Mathematica speaker
March 28, 2021
Chris Wheat, Ph.D., the Co-President of the JPMorgan Chase Institute will be a featured speaker at SICSS-Howard/Mathematica this summer. You don’t want to miss hearing about his experience leading the development of advanced analytics algorithms (amongst other things). Learn more about Dr. Wheat on the People page of our website.
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Ruha Benjamin announced as SICSS-Howard/Mathematica speaker
March 28, 2021
Ruha Benjamin, Ph.D., Princeton University Professor, author of the award-winning book Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code, and founder of the Ida B. Wells Just Data Lab, will be a featured speaker at SICSS-Howard/Mathematica this summer. Learn more about Dr. Benjamin on the People page of our website.
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SICSS-Howard/Mathematica Teaching Assistants announced
March 18, 2021
We are happy to announce that Zanele Munyikwa and Demetrius Murphy have been selected to serve as Teaching Assistants for SICSS-Howard/Mathematica this summer. As TAs, they will conduct office hours before and during the institute, and guide participants through research exercises. Learn more about Zanele and Demetrius on the People page of our website.
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SICSS-Howard/Mathematica to table at Pacific Sociological Association Conference
March 15, 2021
SICSS-Howard/Mathematica will be hosting a virtual round-table at the 92nd Annual Meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association, held from March 17-21, 2021.
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Summer schedule posted
March 11, 2021
The SICSS-Howard-Mathematica 2021 schedule is live on our website! This agenda contains information about each day's activities, including group exercises and case studies. Guest speaker announcements, and opening and closing activities will be posted soon. Stay tuned!
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Faculty Sponsors announced
March 8, 2021
We are excited to announce that Terri Adams, Ph.D. and Bahiyyah Muhammad, Ph.D. have both signed on as SICSS-Howard/Mathematica’s inaugural faculty co-sponsors. Learn more about Professor Adams, Professor Muhammad, and Howard's Sociology and Criminal Justice Department on the People page of our website.
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Uncovering new keys to countering anti-Black racism and inequity using computational social science
February 4, 2021
The depth of knowledge and appreciation for computational social science (a marriage of social science and data science with a bit of computer science) is having a moment right now. Courses and programs seem to be sprouting up all over but the Summer Institute in Computational Social Science hosted by Howard University and sponsored by Mathematica (SICSS-Howard/Mathematica) is the first in the United States with a focus on the seeding and growth of this critical and salient toolkit in underrepresented communities, specifically the Black community.
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Howard University and Mathematica to Host Computational Social Science Institute: New program will focus on countering anti-Black racism and inequity
February 4, 2021
Howard University and Mathematica are partnering to launch the first Summer Institute in Computational Social Science (SICSS) program hosted by a historically Black college or university.
(Posted by Mathematica)

Discussion on Diversity in Computational Social Science
June 23, 2020
Naniette Coleman (SICSS-Princeton 19'), local organizer of SICSS-Howard/Mathematica 2021, in discussion with Matt Salganik (SICSS-Princeton 17, 19, SICSS-Duke 18, 20) co-founder of SICSS, about diversity in the field of computational social science. This event was held as part of the 2020 SICSS festival, and addresses the creation of SICSS-Howard/Mathematica to facilitate the contributions of diverse scholars to the field. 


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