From the evening of Sunday, June 16 to the morning of Saturday, June 29, 2019, the Russell Sage Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation will sponsor a partner site in Boston for the Summer Institute in Computational Social Science. The purpose of the Summer Institute is to bring together graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and beginning faculty interested in computational social science. The Summer Institute is for both social scientists (broadly conceived) and data scientists (broadly conceived).
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Northeastern University will have a strong showing at this institute. Through a competitive application process, two of our sociology PhD students were accepted into the institute: Jeffrey Sternberg and Rebekah Getman. Additionally, Laura K. Nelson, assistant professor of sociology at Northeastern, will be an invited speaker at the event. She will be discussing her work using computational text analysis techniques and natural language processing in comparative historical social science.