Computational social science is a rapidly emerging field at the intersection of social science and computer science. It balances the insight and research methodology of the former with the powerful analytical tools of the latter, allowing for deeper exploration of society’s most pressing questions. The field is shaped by multiple actors and organizations who are advancing computational social science research.

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The International Conference on Computational Social Science

The International Conference on Computational Social Science (IC2S2) is the premier annual meeting bringing together researchers from different disciplines interested in using computational and data-intensive methods to address societally relevant problems.


The Summer Institutes in Computational Social Science

The Summer Institutes bring together graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and beginning faculty interested in computational social science. They are for both social scientists (broadly conceived) and data scientists (broadly conceived). Since 2017, they have provided more than 700 young scholars with cutting-edge training in the field and the opportunity to develop new research collaborations that break down disciplinary barriers. 

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vary CSS provides links to resources are intended to support new and emerging CSS scholars currently underrepresented in the field. It also maintains a database of these scholars, which can be used for collaboration and networking, or for finding new voices to speak at conferences, on panels, and in workshop tutorials. These resources are compiled and updated by the CSS community.

Other CSS Labs and Centers
The Warren Center
Analytics @ Wharton
Northeastern (Lazer Lab)
TU Graz
Stanford Computational Policy Lab
Microsoft Research
University of Massachusetts Amherst