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Stanford Center for Computational Social Science

A quick look at the IRiSS Center for Computational Social Science

Today I discovered that Stanford has a center computational social science. Additionally, they were having a conference on Educational Data Science the 18th of September, and that means I just missed it!

“The field of computational social science exists because advances in technology mean that there are huge amounts of digital information available that can be used for research.”

According to the center traditional social science topics like democracy, security, economic growth, and inequality are being analyzed in complex ways using methods like:

  • Natural language processing
  • Text analysis
  • Web scraping
  • Data Visualization
  • Machine Learning
  • Mufan Luo (Communication), Understanding Live Broadcasting Media Events and Intensified Emotions.
  • Katariina Mueller-Gastell and Austin Van Loon (Sociology), Formal Inclusion, Informal Exclusion: The Gender Differences In Social Interaction At Work.
  • Franklin Qian and Rose Tan (Economics), The Effect of High-Skilled Firm Entry on Gentrification.
  • Michael Webb (Economics), The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on the Labor Market.

AI Policy and Ethics at Student at University of Copenhagen MSc in Social Data Science. All views are my own.

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