Howard University/Mathematica Computational Social Science Institute on Countering Anti-Black Racism and Inequity

Jun 14, 2021 - Jun 25, 2021
Howard University and Mathematica to Host Computational Social Science Institute

Howard University and Mathematica are partnered to launch the first Summer Institute in Computational Social Science (SICSS) program hosted by a historically Black college or university.

SICSS-Howard/Mathematica held virtually, from June 14 to 25, 2021, to highlight how innovative social science research methods and real-world data can help counter anti-Black racism and inequity. The free, two-week program was open to graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and junior faculty. The Summer Institute was for both social scientists and data scientists.

The two-week interactive and instructional program included lectures, group problem sets, and participant-led research projects. Outside speakers who conduct and use computational social science research in academia, industry, government, and other settings added real-world insights to the program. Together, participants explored topics such as text as data, website scraping, digital field experiments, nonprobability sampling, mass collaboration, and ethics.

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