June 19 to June 29, 2023 | North Dakota State University


From June 19 to June 29, 2023, NDSU Department of Communication and Office of Research and Creative Activity (RCA) will sponsor the Summer Institute in Computational Social Science, to be held at North Dakota State University’s main campus in Fargo, ND. The purpose of the Summer Institute is to bring together graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and early-career faculty interested in computational social science. The Summer Institute is for both social scientists and data scientists (broadly conceived).

The instructional program will involve in-person and self-paced online lectures, group problem sets, and participant-led research projects, and feature outside speakers who conduct computational social science research in a variety of disciplines, such as political science, communication, and linguistics. Topics covered include text as data, website scraping, digital field experiments, machine learning, and ethics. There will be ample opportunities for participants 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 graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and early-career faculty. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and fields of study, especially applicants from groups currently under-represented in computational social science. About 10-15 participants will be invited, and participants are expected to fully attend and participate in the entire 10-day program.

Application materials are reviewed on a rolling basis.

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