For the second year, Matt Salganik and Chris Bail are running a two-week Summer Institute in Computational Social Science at Duke Univeristy. The goal of the institute is to bring social scientists and data scientists together to learn about computational social science, which can be described as a merger of their two fields.
This year, there are seven partner locations where local students livestream the activities from Duke and learn from local computational social scientists. Both of our universities are among the partner locations.
Much of the work that we do in the Community Data Science Collective could be considered computational social science, and we are excited about the potential for computational methods in social science. This is a great program for helping to disseminate computational social science approaches and train the next generation of computational social scientists. The Community Data Science Collective is happy to be a sponsor of the Chicago partner location.