Join us for the CDSC PhD Application Q & A

A five by three grid of photos. In each one is a person being a little silly.
From the CDSC Autumn 2020 retreat

Thinking about applying to graduate school? Wonder what it’s like to pursue a PhD? Interested in understanding relationships between technology and society? Curious about how to do research on online communities like Reddit, Wikipedia, or GNU/Linux? The Community Data Science Collective is hosting a Q&A on November 5th at 13:00 ET / 12:00 CT / 10:00 PT for prospective students. This session is scheduled for an hour, to be divided between a larger group session with faculty and then smaller groups with current graduate students.

Please register as soon as possible (and before 10am US Eastern Time, UTC -5 on November 5 at the latest) by November 2 to submit questions and receive the link to the session. (We’ll do our best but might not be able to integrate question that arrive after November 3rd.)

This is an opportunity for prospective grad students to meet with CDSC faculty, students, and staff. We’ll be there to answer any questions you have about the group, the work we do, your applications to our various programs, and other topics. You can either submit a question ahead of time or ask one during the session.

About the CDSC

We are an interdisciplinary research group spread across Carleton, Northwestern University, Purdue University, and the University of Washington. (Carleton is not accepting graduate students, though the other universities are.) You can read more about PhD opportunities on our blog.

We are mostly quantitative social scientists pursuing research about the organization of online communities, peer production, online communities, and learning and collaboration in social computing systems. Our group research blog and publications page can tell you more about our work.

Notes About Attending

We are so excited to meet you! Please RSVP online to let us know if you’re coming. This form also gives you the opportunity to ask a question ahead of time. By doing this, we’ll be able to make sure we get to your questions.

We will post another announcement with attendance information. We will also email attendance details to all registered attendees.

Before the session, you may want to look through our blog, our wiki, and our people pages.

Please register by 10am US Eastern Time (UTC -5) on November 5 by November 2 in order to make sure your question(s) are included. Questions submitted after November 3 may not be addressed in the large group session.