June 21 to July 2, 2021 | University of California, Los Angeles | Virtual event
From Monday, June 21 to Friday, July 2 2021, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Division of Social Sciences, California Center for Population Research, and SICSS core sponsors will sponsor the Summer Institute in Computational Social Science, to be held virtually at the University of California, Los Angeles. The purpose of the Summer Institute is to bring together graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and beginning faculty 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 lectures, group problem sets, and participant-led research projects. There will also be outside speakers who conduct computational social science research in a variety of settings, such as academia, industry, and government. Topics covered include text as data, website scraping, digital field experiments, machine learning, and ethics. There will be ample opportunities for students to discuss their ideas and research with the organizers, other participants, and visiting speakers. Because we are committed to open and reproducible research, all materials created by faculty and students for the Summer Institute will be released open source.
Participation is restricted to Ph.D. students, postdoctoral researchers, and untenured faculty within 7 years of their Ph.D. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and fields of study, especially applicants from groups currently under-represented in computational social science. About 30 participants will be invited, and participants are expected to fully attend and participate in the entire program.
Application materials are due March 25, 2021.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, all events will take place online.