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Agenda: Computational Sociology Conference

August 15, 2014

9:00am - Diffusion & Migration


Brian Uzzi

KELLOGG SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

Network Activation Spreading and Collective Errors


Filiz Garip

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF SOCIOLOGY AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY

Discovering Diverse Paths, Linking Fragmented Ideas: A Data-Driven Analysis of Mexico-U.S. Migration


Ming Leung

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN THE HAAS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AT UC BERKELEY

Contention and Contribution: Spontaneous Solidarity and Discourse in the Collective Production of Movie Reviews


Jure Leskovec

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AT STANFORD UNIVERSITY

Learning About Human Behaviors from Digital Traces


11:00am - Organization & Networks


Noshir Contractor

MCCORMICK SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING & APPLIED SCIENCE AT NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

Some Assembly Required:  Organizing in the 21st Century


Andreea Gorbatai

HAAS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AT UC BERKELEY

Enchanting Exchange: Evidence from the Maker Movement


Kevin Lewis

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF SOCIOLOGY AT UC SAN DIEGO

Big Data and Big ERGMs: The Dangers of Computational Social Network Analysis


Michael Macy

GOLDWIN SMITH PROFESSOR OF ARTS AND SCIENCES, SOCIOLOGY DEPARTMENT, CORNELL UNIVERSITY

The Mesh of Civilizations in the Global Network of Interpersonal Communications


1:30pm - Field Experiments


Sharique Hasan & Rem Koning

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, STANFORD UNIVERSITY

Computational Field Experiments


Damon Centola

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF COMMUNICATION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

The Evolution of Social Norms: New Theory and Experiments


Paolo Parigi

SOCIOLOGY DEPARTMENT, STANFORD UNIVERSITY

Engineering of Trust: An Experiment


Arnout van de Rijt

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF SOCIOLOGY AT STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

Limits to Success-Breeds-Success Dynamics: Evidence from Field Experiments


3:30pm - Culture & Meaning


John Mohr

PROFESSOR OF SOCIOLOGY AT UC SANTA BARBARA

Hermeneutic Science Meets Big Data: Tales from the Field


Amir Goldberg

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR AT THE STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

What Does Cultural Innovation Mean?


James Evans

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF SOCIOLOGY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

Ambiguity and Intellectual Engagement


Fabio Rojas

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF SOCIOLOGY AT INDIANA UNIVERSITY

Everything You Wanted to Know About the Tweet-Votes Curve, But Were Afraid to Ask