June 20 to July 1, 2022 | Adam Mickiewicz University

University of Bamberg

From June 20 to July 1, 2022, the Faculty of Law and Administration at Adam Mickiewicz University will sponsor the Summer Institute in Computational Social Science, to be held completely virtually. 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. A site-specific focus at this partner institute will be legal science. Topics covered include (but are not limited to):

  • Text as data, including but not limited to legal texts;
  • Digital field experiments;
  • Application of computational sciences in law (broadly conceived) and their ethical challenges, e.g. profiling algorithms, human rights indicators.

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 MA students, graduate students (master and doctoral programs), 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 twenty participants will be invited, and participants are expected to fully attend and participate in the entire two-week program.

Application materials are due 1 April 2022 (midnight, GMT+1).

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You can host a partner location of the Summer Institutes of Computational Social Science (SICSS) at your university, company, NGO, or government agency.

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