Workshop on Computational Methods in Social Sciences

Through June 21, 2018
Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Delhi

Jun. 20

This Workshop on Computational Methods in Social Sciences was hosted by the Social Sciences and Humanities Department of IIIT Delhi from 20th-21st June 2018. It was a first-of-its-kind two-day workshop on state-of-the-art computational methods with applications in the domain of social science research and education.

Scholars and industry experts from social sciences, computer science, statistics, mathematics and allied streams were invited  for technical paper presentations and discussions in the area of computational methods for social science research.

The workshop focussed on how advances in computational and statistical methods along with access to large data are set to transform research topics in Economics, Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science and Psychology. A wide range of research interests from the field of Social Sciences will be covered by experts in an interdisciplinary setting.

Professor Patrick Jagoda, Associate Professor of English & Cinema and Media Studies as well as Co Founder, Game Changer Chicago Design Lab along with Professor Kristen Schilt, Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology at The University of Chicago also participated in the workshop.

The workshop also included a keynote lecture delivered by Professor James Evans, along with panel discussions on the role of computational social sciences in both research and education.

Professor Evans is the founding Director of the University’s Computational Social Science program and Director of Knowledge Lab, a center that uses big data, machine learning and intelligent crowdsourcing to understand the nature of innovation and knowledge.