Summer School Series on Methods

for Computational Social Science

 

July 30th – August 4th, 2018

 

Los Angeles, USA

 

APPLICATION IS CLOSED

IMPORTANT DATES

 

March 20th, 2018 (midnight GMT)Application Deadline
April 5th, 2018Notifications
July 30th, 2018Start of Summer School

ABOUT

The second summer school of this series focuses on methods for analyzing und modeling textual data (e.g. sentiment analysis, latent semantic models, causal inference methods for text data). We have invited outstanding speakers from different disciplines that will teach different methods and show how textual data can be used to answer interesting research questions that are relevant for the social sciences and gain insights into social phenomena like conflicts, radicalization, polarization and bias. Students will conduct small projects in which they will apply the newly learned methods and will be supervised by the invited speakers.

We will offer full financial support for up to 10 students (or early career researchers). Students have to apply for the travel grants and a committee of experts will select scholars based on academic excellence, financial needs and diversity (e.g., gender, ethnic and disciplinary diversity).

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ORGANIZERS

 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Cheryl Abundo, Nanyang Technological University
Anupama Aggarwal, GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
Laura Maria Alessandretti, ENS Lyon
Pablo Aragón, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Andrea Baronchelli, City University
Arnim Bleier, GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
Simone Centellegher, University of Trento
Marco De Nadai, Fondazione Bruno Kessler
Bruno Gonçalves, New York University
Iacopo Iacopini, Queen Mary University of London
Milan Janosov, Central European University
Cristina Kadar, ETH Zurich
Márton Karsai, ENS de Lyon
Marijn Keijzer, University of Groningen
Haiko Lietz, GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
Jan Lorenz, Jacobs University Bremen
Sandro Meloni, University of Zaragoza
Lisa Merten, Hans-Bredow-Institut für Medienforschung Hamburg
Bruno Ribeiro, Purdue University
Johann Schaible, GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
Rossano Schifanella, University of Turin
Sebastian Stier, GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
Michele Tizzoni, ISI Foundation
Pinelopi Troullinou, The Open University
Milena Tsvetkova, University of Oxford
Enrico Ubaldi, University of Parma
Diliara Valeeva, University of Amsterdam

SCHEDULE

Arrival

All day

Registration

08:15 AM

Opening

09:00 AM

Talk: Miriam Fernandez

Semantically Enhanced Text Analysis: Ontologies, Knowledge Bases, Metadata and Applications

09:15 AM

Coffee Break

10:30 AM

Talk: Laura Dietz

Word Embeddings – Semantics: What is in my Documents

11:00 AM

Lunch break

12:30 PM

Lighting Talks

14:00 PM

Coffee Break

15:30 PM

Excursion or free time

16:00 PM

Talk: Bruno Gonçalves

Neural Nets for Language Modeling

09:00 AM

Coffee Break

10:30 AM

Talk: Chris Bail

Measuring Culture using Big Data

11:00 AM

Lunch break

12:30 PM

Project Work Kick-off

14:00 PM

Coffee Break

15:30 PM

Time for Group Project Work

16:00 PM

Talk: James Evans

The Geometry of Meaning: Embedding and systematically interpreting text, tags and social networks

09:00 AM

Coffee Break

10:30 AM

Excursion

Getty Center: Museum, Architecture, Gardens

11:00 AM

Time for Group Project Work

17:00 PM

Talk: David Garcia

Hitchhiker’s Guide to affect Detection from Text

09:00 AM

Coffee Break

10:30 AM

Talk: Munmun De Choudhury

Addressing Mental Health Challenges with Social Media

11:00 AM

Lunch break

12:30 PM

Time for Group Project Work

14:00 PM

Talk: Damian Trilling

Choosing the right Method for the Task: Bottom-Up and Top-Down Approaches to Automated Content Analysis

09:00 AM

Coffee Break

10:30 AM

Talk: Arthur Spirling

Descriptive Inference for Text: Similarity, Sophistication, Style and Statistical Properties

11:00 AM

Lunch break

12:30 PM

Time for Group Project Work

14:00 PM

Dinner Cruise

19:00 PM

Project presentations

09:00 AM

Break and Judges deliberation

12:00 PM

Awards and Closing

12:30 PM

Closing

13:00 PM
SpeakerTitle
Bruno GonçalvesNeural Nets for Language Modeling
Damian TrillingChoosing the right Method for the Task: Bottom-Up and Top-Down Approaches to Automated Content Analysis
James EvansThe Geometry of Meaning: Embedding and systematically interpreting text, tags and social networks
Chris BailMeasuring Culture using Big Data
Munmun De ChoudhuryAddressing Mental Health Challenges with Social Media
Arthur SpirlingDescriptive Inference for Text: Similarity, Sophistication, Style and Statistical Properties
Miriam FernandezSemantically Enhanced Text Analysis: Ontologies, Knowledge Bases, Metadata and Applications
David GarciaHitchhiker's Guide to affect Detection from Text
Laura DietzWord Embeddings - Semantics: What is in my Documents

WHAT TO EXPECT

Excellent Speakers

We’re honoured to have amazing speakers who teach the basics and specifics of their research.

Beautiful Location

The summer school will take place at the Information Sciences Institute at the University of Sourthern California in sunny Los Angeles in the USA.

Networking

Meet excellent researchers and scholars – a great chance to develop cooperations for your career.

Fun

Socialize with all participants, enjoy amazing food and drinks close to the beach.

APPLY FOR PARTICIPATION
How to apply?

The school is open to anyone interested in learning about Computational Social Science. The aim is to bring together an heterogeneous international group of people. However, we have a limited number of places for participants. That means everyone needs to apply (also if you have your own funding).

Please upload the following documents (in one single pdf) at easychair (link below) and attach:

Motivation Letter (one page max)

CV and Publication List

Costs?

Registration fee for the summer school: 100 USD

Breakfasts, lunch and coffee breaks, and a social event are included

Financial Support?

Please indicate in your motivation letter if you would like to apply for a travel grant which will cover your registration fee, the accommodation for the whole week and basic travel costs. Please note that travel grants are intended for students.

Please also indicate if you will only participate if you receive the travel grant or if we should  also consider your application for normal positions  if no travel grants are left.

Students with travel grant will have to share rooms

APPLY @ EASYCHAIR

(enter title: application and your name / enter keywords: your research interests)

VENUE AND TRANSPORTATION

The summer school will take place at the Information Sciences Institute of the University of Southern California (USC) in , Los Angeles in the USA.

Accomodation options

Speakers and students with travel grants will stay at Jamaica Bay Inn, a waterfront hotel in Marina del Rey. Other participants are welcome to book their accomodation at Jamaica Bay Inn.

Alternatively, you can arrange your accomodation in one of the many hotels and Airbnb located in the city.

Arriving in

is around 4 miles away from the Los Angeles International Airport. At Terminal 7, take the airport shuttle bus Lax Lot C Shuttle to “Lax Lot C Shuttle Depot”, then take the bus R3 to “Lincoln Nb & Mindanao Fs” and walk around 4 minutes from the bus stop to USC Information Sciences Institute.

For step by step directions and updated schedules, please click here to check.

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ADDRESS

Information Sciences Institute

University of Southern California

4676 Admiralty Way, Suite 1001

Marina del Rey, CA 90292

USA

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CONTACT

Organizing Team

css.summerschool@gmail.com

+49 (0221) 47694-254

 

 

 

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