SICSS-Roma Tor Vergata

July 18 to 29, 2022 | University of Rome Tor Vergata


From July 18 to 29, 2022, the Department of Economics and Finance at the University of Rome Tor Vergata and the SICSS core sponsors will host the Summer Institute in Computational Social Science. The purpose of the Summer Institute is to bring together scholars from a variety of different fields and introduce them to 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. The first week will be entirely dedicated to R training, so we will bring everybody up to speed even if they are less familiar with this language. 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.

Undergraduate, Masters and Ph.D. students are welcome to apply, as well as 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 20 participants will be invited, and participants are expected to fully attend and participate in the entire two-week program.

Application materials are due by 7 April 2022.

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