WICSS-Abu Dhabi

January 2024 | NYU Abu-Dhabi


From January 8 to 19, 2024, The Institute at NYUAD will sponsor the Winter Institute in Computational Social Science, to be held in person at NYU Abu Dhabi. The purpose of the Winter Institute is to bring together graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and early career faculty interested in computational social science. The Winter Institute is for both social scientists (broadly conceived) and data scientists (broadly conceived).

The instructional two-week program will involve lectures, group problem sets, and participant-led research projects. There will also be invited speakers who will share their experience in computational social science research. Topics covered include text as data, website scraping, digital field experiments, machine learning, ethics, and more. 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 Winter Institute will be released open source.

Participation is restricted to PhD students, postdocs, early career researchers in either public or private research institutes, and early career faculty within 5 years of their PhD. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and fields of study, especially applicants from groups currently under-represented in computational social science. About 10 participants will be invited, and participants are expected to fully attend and participate in the entire program. Those selected based on the strength of their application materials will receive financial support to cover their travel and accommodation.

Application materials are due August 31, 2023.

Details are subject to change as we finalize the program, please stay tuned for further updates in the upcoming weeks!

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