Atlanta Workshop on Computational Social Science
November 8th, 2013As 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.
Eugene Agichtein, Mathematics and Computer Science Department, Emory University
Tom Clark, Political Science Department, Emory University
Jacob Eisenstein, School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology
Eric Gilbert, School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology
Jeffrey Staton, Political Science Department, Emory University
This workshop was sponsored by Emory's Institute for Quantitative Theory and Methods, Georgia Tech's GVU Center, and Emory's Mathematics and Computer Science Department.