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Re-Computing Social Sciences

"What Have We Learned After a Decade?", this Conference brings together a dozen scholars from across the country and globe, and a dozen scholars from across UC Davis campus to discuss the state-of-the-art of computational social science.

May 19, 2017
from 09:00 AM to 05:15 PM

Multipurpose Room @ UCD Student Community Center


All interested faculty, students, and community members are invited to a one day workshop on computational social science, hosted by the Institute for Social Sciences, the Department of Communication, and the Computational Communication Research Lab. The event will gather a group of selected scholars from across campus, the US, and worldwide to engage and reflect on the recent developments in computational approaches to social science research. The workshop will be an exciting opportunity for all participants to share their expertise and forge collaborations with researchers from a variety of institutions.

The event will begin with a series of short “flash talks” by guest speakers and UC Davis faculty, to give a broad survey of current approaches to computational social science. A list of speakers can be found here.  After the presentations, breakout sessions will consider the following questions:

  1. Lessons learned: After the first decade of failures and successes in computational social science, what did we learn?
  2. Research: What traditional research approaches are no longer meaningful, and what new questions are we able to answer?
  3. Education: How should we restructure higher education curricula in the social sciences to embrace computational social science?
  4. Outside academia: What are the roles and responsibilities of the private and public sectors in the new paradigm?
  5. Future: What will social science look like in 50 -100 years?


Breakfast and lunch will be served during the event.  Please contact Jeremy Till (jjtill@ucdavis.edu) if you have any questions.  

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