Six from GSLIS present at Computational Social Science Workshop

Vetle Torvik
Vetle Torvik, Associate Professor

Several members of the GSLIS community participated in the 2016 Computational Social Science Workshop at Illinois. Hosted by the University Library Scholarly Commons and The Institute for Computing in Humanities, Arts, and Social Science (I-CHASS), the workshop was held at the I Hotel and Conference Center on January 30. Presentations and hands-on sessions by speakers representing an array of campus units addressed topics relevant to data-driven social science, including geographic information systems, network analysis, text analysis, and machine learning.

GSLIS participation included:

  • Presentation, “Hands-on Machine Learning,” by Assistant Professor Vetle Torvik
  • Presentation, “Introduction to Network Analysis,” by Assistant Professor Jana Diesner
  • Presentation, “Managing Research Data,” by master’s student Elizabeth Wickes
  • Presentation, “Hands-on Network Analysis,” by doctoral candidate Jinseok Kim
  • Lightning talk, “The Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship,” by Senior Project Coordinator Megan Senseney
  • Poster, “Computation in History Teaching and Research,” by master’s student Pompilia Burcica
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