June 12 to June 24, 2022 | Imperial College London


From June 12 to June 24, 2022, Imperial College Business School will sponsor and host the Summer Institute in Computational Social Science, in partnership with University College London and Queen Mary University of London. 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 early career researchers who are able to attend the program in-person in London. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and fields of study, especially applicants from groups currently under-represented in computational social science. About 20 participants will be invited, and participants are expected to fully attend and participate in the entire two-week program. Participation is free - Imperial College will cover the costs of tuition, projects, activities, and meals. However, participants are responsible for arranging their own accommodation and travel for the program.

Application materials are due March 25, 2022.

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