PhD student Malik Salami has been accepted into the Summer Institute in Computational Social Science in Chicago (SICSS-Chicago), which will be held virtually from June 14-25. Sponsored by Northwestern University, the institute will bring together graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and beginning faculty for lectures, group problem sets, and participant-led research projects.
Salami earned his master's degree in information science from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and bachelor's degree in computer science from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Nigeria. His research areas revolve around knowledge diffusion and innovation, scholarly communication, and science of science focusing on African science and African scientific communities. He applied to the summer institute in order to develop quantitative, conceptual, and analytical skillsets to promote his research inquiry and discovery.
"As a first-year PhD student, there is a need to broaden my horizons, devise innovative computational social science techniques to drive my research, and promote interdisciplinarity. Through this institute, I hope to expand the choice of research problems and questions to explore as well as the purview of my present research interest and fields of study."