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Center for Computational Social Science

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The Center supports social science research by using computational techniques to analyze big data. Today huge amounts of data are available to use for research on human behavior: website clicks, medical records, social media data. This data can be used to address larger societal issues of inequality, healthcare, education, democracy, and more.

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Recent News

Sep 25 2020
Data science is a large and expanding field, and the issues it confronts vary greatly with each domain of application.
Jul 24 2020
One of IRiSS's mandates is to facilitate computationally intensive social science research.

CSS Fellowships

2019-20 CSS Fellows

The IRiSS Center for Computational Social Science runs a competitive grant proposal program that awards five Computational Social Science Fellowships per year. The funding assists graduate students conducting computational research to acquire data, pay RAs to process and validate data, and other research activities.

The 2019-2020 CSS Fellows conducted innovate computational research that pushed disciplinary boundaries and yielded a trove of rich insights. The research reports provided by the fellows describe their groundbreaking findings and the impact of the fellowships on their research. Read the 2019-2020 research reports.