June 20 to July 1, 2022 | Institut Polytechnique de Paris



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Etienne Ollion
Étienne Ollion is a CNRS research fellow and Professor of Sociology at École Polytechnique. His research focuses on politics, and he integrates digital data to more classic data sources and methods.
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Germain Gauthier
Germain Gauthier is a PhD candidate at École Polytechnique and a doctoral affiliate at the Institute for Public Policies (IPP). His research interest lies in the formation, persistence, and unravelling of social norms and of beliefs. Relying on social networks, surveys and administrative data, his main focus has been on the evolution of gender norms.
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Felix Lennert
Felix Lennert is a PhD candidate in Sociology at École Polytechnique under the supervision of Étienne Ollion. He holds an M.Sc. in Computational Social Science from Linköping Universitet. His research interest centers around political polarization and its underlying processes which he studies using large-scale social media data and a diverse set of computational methods.


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Elliott Ash
Elliott Ash is Assistant Professor of Law, Economics, and Data Science at ETH Zurich. His research focuses on empirical analysis of the law and legal system using techniques from econometrics, natural language processing, and machine learning.
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Marie Bergström
Marie Bergström is a Permanent Researcher at the French National Institute for Demography. Her work deals with online dating which she investigates using digital data.
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Julia Cagé
Julia Cagé is an Associate Professor of Economics at Sciences Po Paris. Her research deals with political economy, industrial organization and economic history. She is particularly interested in media economics, political participation and political attitudes.
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David Garcia
David Garcia is Full Professor for Computational Behavioral and Social Sciences at TU Graz. His research analyzes human behavior through digital traces and deals with topics such as emotions, polarization, inequality, and privacy.
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Gloria Gennaro
Glora Gennaro is a Postdoctoral Student at the Immigration Policy Lab at ETH Zurich. Her research focuses on current challenges of democratic societies in Western Europe and in the US where she studies the demand and supply of populism, electoral responses to immigration, and emotions in politics.
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Lucas Girard
Lucas Girard has recently acquired his Ph.D. in Economics at CREST and is a Lecturer at ENSAE Paris. His research interest is in the field of econometrics. He develops and applies measures for segregation/polarization and investigates the construction of non-asymptomatic confidence intervals.
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Guillaume Hollard
Guillaume Hollard is a Senior Researcher at CNRS and Professor of Economics at École Polytechnique, where he also serves as the Vice President of the Economics department.
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Marc Keuschnigg
Marc Keuschnigg is Professor of Sociology at Leipzig University and Associate Professor at Linköping University. His research deals with cultural dynamics, social norms, and spatial inequality.
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Gianluca Manzo
Gianluca Manzo is Professor of Sociology at Sorbonne University. His research is of theoretical and empirical nature. The former revolves around meta-theoretical reflections on sociological theorization, the latter is concerned with a broad range of topics such as educational inequalities, relative deprivation, status hierarchies, and, more recently, innovation diffusion and migration dynamics.
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Ivaylo Petev
Ivaylo Petev is CNRS Research Fellow at the Center for Research in Economics and Statistics (CREST) where he heads the department for Sociology. His research deals with inequalities in consumption and lifestyles, environmental practices and discrimination from historical and comparative perspectives.
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Liva Ralaivola
Liva Ralaivola is the head of the Criteo Research Lab. There, they develop cutting-edge machine learning tools for online marketing. Formerly, he was a full professor in Computer Science at Aix-Marseille Université (currently on leave).
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Matthew Salganik
Matthew Salganik is Professor of Sociology at Princeton University, and he serves as the Director of the Center for Information Technology Policy. He is also affiliated with several of Princeton's interdisciplinary research centers including the Office of Population Research and the Center for Statistics and Machine Learning. His research interests include social networks and computational social science. He is the author of Bit by Bit: Social Research in the Digital Age.
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Paola Tubaro
Paola Tubaro is CNRS Senior Research Fellow at the Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire des Sciences du Numérique (LISN). Her research focuses on the digital platform economy, the global supply networks of the artificial intelligence industry, the role of human labour in the development of automation, and inequalities in access to data.

Teaching Assistants

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Arman Akgönül
Arman Akgönül is a student of the engineering cycle at ENSAE. He has a strong background in mathematics, geopolitics and economics. He is now in the process of getting familiar with social sciences.
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Joséphine Mayans
Joséphine Mayans is currently a statistical engineering student at ENSAE Paris, after a two-year study course focusing on social sciences and mathematics. She is particularly interested in political sociology.
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Jérémi Bornet
Jérémi Bornet is a student from ENSAE. He's looking forward to attend the SICSS because he is really interested in social sciences
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Juliet Meynent
Juliet Meynent is a student in the ENSAE's engineer cycle. Their areas of interest are computational social sciences.


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João Areal
João Areal is a PhD candidate in Political Science at the CDSS. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Politics and Philosophy from the University of Sheffield (UK) and a Master's degree in Social Sciences (Research) from the University of Amsterdam (NL). His master thesis explored the topic of affective polarisation in Brazil, focusing on the concept of negative political identities. During his time in Amsterdam, João worked as a research assistant and undertook an internship at the Hot Politics Lab (, where he and his colleagues developed a measure of elite hostility using parliamentary speech data. Methodologically, his interests lie in the field of Computational Social Sciences, with a focus on automated text analysis. João's research interests include affective polarisation, positive and negative partisanship, comparative political behaviour, and Brazilian politics.
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Başak Bozkurt
Başak is a DPhil student in Social Data Science at the University of Oxford, interested in electoral integrity and election-related mis- and disinformation on social media. She has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering and a double major degree in Political Science and International Relations. Başak holds master’s degrees in Sociology and Political Science.
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Thomas Delcey
Thomas Delcey is a visiting fellow at the Center for the History of Political Economy at Duke University. His research examines the history and sociology of economics, with a particular focus on finance. Thomas is interested in applying computational tools to his field. His main research project aims at studying the impact of business schools on the field of economics.
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Ahmed Fouad El Haddad
Ahmed Fouad El Haddad is currently pursuing a PhD in political science at Sciences Po Bordeaux. His work lies at the intersection of political economy and comparative politics. He uses quantitative and computational methods to study what drives policy reforms in non-democratic contexts. Ahmed Fouad holds a master's degree in political science and comparative sociology from the University of Bordeaux.
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Yann Goltrant
Yann Goltrant is a PhD candidate at University Paris-Dauphine. His research interest focus on the economic elites, and more specifically on the boards of directors. Building on data gathered from different sources (e.g. annual reports, Who's Who), he studies the careers of board members in the UK.
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Sascha Grehl
Sascha Grehl is a PhD candidate in sociology at Leipzig University. His research is concerned with how prosocial and antisocial behavior can be explained using evolutionary dynamics and taking into account recent findings in cognitive research. While initially experimental, he has recently also been exploring agent-based models and their potential for explanations in the social sciences.
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Joshua Hellyer
Joshua Hellyer is a doctoral researcher at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research, where he studies the interplay between ethnic and “lookist” discrimination in the German labor market. His research interests are shaped by previous nonprofit work in his native Iowa and studies in urban planning and sociology.
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Roxana Hofmann
Roxana Hofmann is a recently graduated MSc Psychological Research student interested in the modelling of intraindividual variability and nuancedness in personality. Currently, she is working with Columbia University on analysing gender inequalities in physical mobility, before starting her PhD at the University of Edinburgh.
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Juliet Inyang
Juliet Inyang is an Assistant Lecturer of Marketing at the University of Calabar. She is the co-founder of Academic Hive, a research community supporting young academics in Africa. She intends to combine computational, quantitative and qualitative methods to investigate how AI supports the internationalization of higher education in developing countries.
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Donia Kamel
I am a first year PhD student in Economics at the Paris School of Economics. I am particularly interested in studying migration through the lens of big data and novel methods to understand the role of networks, mobility, assimilation, integration of refugees, intention to migrate and attitudes towards immigration and refugees.
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Maël Lecoursonnais
Maël Lecoursonnais is a PhD student at the Institute for Analytical Sociology at Linköping University, Sweden. His research interests span spatial inequalities, causal inference, and applied machine learning. His current project investigates the consequences of spatial inequalities on life-course outcomes such as education or income, using causally-oriented methods and/or machine learning algorithms. He holds a MA in Quantitative Sociology from Paris-Saclay University as well as BAs in Mathematics Applied to Social Sciences and Political Sociology.
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Alexiane Lerouge
Alexiane Lerouge is a journalist specialized in data-driven stories. She started her career working for Alternatives Economiques. More recently she has contributed to La Gazette des Communes and Disclose and taught data journalism in the ESJ Lille. Her favourite projects feature investigations about French parliament members, decisions by the CNESER disciplinaire or the unexpected projects aid money from the AFD end up supporting. She also likes to write about the environment, industry and northern countries.
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Ana Lutzky
A former specialized journalist on corporate responsibility and environment, Ana Lutzky shifted to a full-time data journalist role in 2018. She now leads Data Sup-Recherche at AEF news agency in Paris, which is leader in covering public policies. Teaming with another data journalist, they build a weekly data-driven newsletter that breaks stories about higher education and research. Inside this 80 journalists agency, she besides have a transversal role as she coordinates a network of around 10 colleagues, mixing journalists from the newsrooms and a developer/designer. They apply data skills on 5 main topics : education, housing, environment, social issues, and security. She also teaches data journalism at Université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France, where her students pursue a master's degree in information design and transmedia journalism.
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Anastasia Magat
Anastasia is a PhD student in sociology at Grenoble Alpes University. Her research focuses on the mediatization of French suburbs on social media and the role of inhabitants in its construction. Her work relies on mixed and computational methods from social media and interviews.
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Mella Perleberg
Mella Perleberg is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Sociology and Social Research at University of Cologne. Her research interest concerns the application of machine learning in criminological research and most recently she explored how machine learning algorithms can be used for crime prediction. She received her bachelor's degree at University of Goettingen.
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Molly Quinn
Molly is a PhD candidate in Computer Science at University College Dublin and holds an MA in Psychology. Her current work uses tools from psychology and natural language processing to understand and model the cognition of unexpected events. Part of this work won the ESCoP Early Career Publication Award 2021.
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Ange Richard
Ange Richard is a Sociology PhD Student at the Université Grenoble-Alpes. They started in October 2020, after a Master’s degree in NLP and a MA in Gender and Media Studies. Their research aims to implement quote extraction systems for French to study gender imbalance in sources in news media.
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Victoire Sessego
Victoire Sessego is a doctoral student in sociology at the ENS Paris-Saclay. Their research focuses on Do It Yourself practices among the upper middle classes in France. In their research, they use both qualitative and quantitative methods as they believe they should not be separated.
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Olga Suslova
Olga Suslova is a PhD student in urban studies at the Laboratory Technology, Territories and Societies (CNRS, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, Gustave Eiffel University). She holds a Master's degree in urban planning and studies from the Paris School of Urban Planning and a Diplôme in geography from the Ecole normale supérieure in Paris. Her current research examines postsocialist urban transformations in Saint Petersburg (Russia).
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Nadine Zwiener-Collins
Nadine Zwiener-Collins is a postdoctoral researcher in Politics and Gender, Diversity and Equality at the Department of Political Science at the University of Salzburg, funded by the Land Salzburg. Her interests include gender differences in political interest, attitudes, and participation and teaching critical data literacy skills.

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