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Summer Institute in Computational Social Science



The purpose of the Summer Institutes is to bring together graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and beginning faculty interested in computational social science. The Summer Institutes are for both social scientists (broadly conceived) and data scientists (broadly conceived). Since 2017, our Institutes have provided more than 1,200 young scholars with cutting-edge training in the field and the opportunity to develop more than 120 research collaborations that break down disciplinary barriers. There is no tuition required to attend the Summer Institutes, and some locations cover the cost of travel, accommodation, and meals.

Since 2018, Istanbul has been hosting one of the longest-running doctoral and early-career computational social science methods training summer schools in the world. Following applications, selected participants from around the world participate in 2 weeks' 'bootcamp' that serves as a refresher in programming and social computation, followed by another 2 weeks of residential full-time training program that features some of the most advanced and groundbreaking methods in social data science. Graduates of SICSS_Istanbul have moved onto top industry jobs in social data science, as well as leading universities in the world.

SICSS_Istanbul is currently not accepting applications.

All SICSS lecture materials and videos are freely available online.

SICSS Past Lecture Materials

SICSS Istanbul 2023

SICSS_Istanbul 2019 
Kadir Has University

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