Applications are open for the JIAS/IPATC Summer Institute in Computational Social Science 2022. The purpose of the Summer Institute is to bring together postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers interested in critical computational social science. The Summer Institute is for both social scientists (broadly conceived) and data scientists (broadly conceived).
The SICSS-JIAS/IPATC instructional program will involve lectures, group problem sets and participant-led research projects. Topics covered include text as data, website scraping, digital field experiments, machine learning and ethics. There will also be outside speakers who conduct computational social science research in a variety of settings and contexts.
Speakers will touch on topics such as artificial intelligence in Africa, equity, ethics, decolonisation and algorithmic justice. There will be ample opportunities for participants to discuss their ideas and research with the organisers, other participants and visiting speakers. Because they are committed to open and reproducible research, all materials created by faculty and students for the Summer Institute will be released open source.
They welcome applicants from all backgrounds and fields of study, especially applicants from groups currently under-represented in computational social science. They evaluate applicants along a number of dimensions:
They are also keen on applicants who have an interest in Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D). Further, when making their evaluations, the organisers attempt to account for an applicant’s career stage and previous educational opportunities.
Applicants must submit the following documents:
Lastly, It is important to visit the official website link found below to access the application form.