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Re-Computing Social Sciences

Subtitled "What Have We Learned After a Decade?", this ISS conference will feature a combination of presentations and workshops.

Friday, May 19, 2017

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Multipurpose Room @ Student Community Center


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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.  Click here for a full list of speakers.   


8:30-8:50 a.m. Registration.  Coffee and continental breakfast will be provided.

8:50-9:00 a.m. Conference opening remarks

9:00-10:15 a.m. First round of "Flash Talks".  Guest speakers and UC Davis faculty will each have five minutes to present and reflect on 10 years of computational social science research.  Each round of speakers will be followed by a short Q&A session.  Click here for a list of speakers in each round of Flash Talks.                            

10:15-10:30 a.m. Break

10:30-11:45 a.m. Second Round of Flash Talks           

11:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Break 

12:00-1:15 p.m. Third Round of Flash Talks                                 

1:15-2:00 p.m. Lunch: We invite you to enjoy a free catered lunch on the SCC Patio.

2:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions: small groups, each with 6-7 speakers presiding, will have focused discussions on topics such as:

  • What traditional research approaches are no longer meaningful, and what new questions are we able to answer with computational social science?
  • How should we restructure higher education curricula to embrace computational social science?
  • What are the roles of the private and public sectors in computational social science?
  • What will social science look like in 50-100 years?

Click here for a list of speakers and locations for each breakout session.  

4:00-4:10 p.m. Break 

4:10-5:10 p.m. Reconvene and wrap-up: themes and conclusions from the flash talks and discussions will be collected and summarized.

Please contact Jeremy Till (jjtill@ucdavis.edu) if you have any questions.  

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