As computing grows ever more embedded into daily life, computational techniques can now be applied to shed insight on basic social science questions. At the same time, the increasingly social aspect of computing means that technologists must wrestle with and understand social science principles. The emerging cross-disciplinary field of computational social science addresses these challenges and opportunities, combining computational methods applications with social science theory and research.
On November 8, 2013, Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology convened an all-day workshop for exchanging research ideas in this exciting new area. The program included distinguished visiting speakers, oral presentations from local researchers, and an interactive poster session. Participation was open, and free to all who registered to attend.
We're also holding a hackathon on March 28 at Georgia Tech.
You may RSVP for the event by filling out the following form. We encourage people from varied backgrounds to participate. While we hope to get interesting things done on March 28, the broader hope is that we spark some future collaboration in this growing space.