Goals

Last updated: October 16, 2020

The class has three main goals:

  • Introduce students to computational methods and tools for inferring meaningful quantities from large-scale datasets. We will focus primarily on large online information systems in social settings and social media/networks in particular.
  • Encourage critical, yet constructive, thinking about algorithms and information systems in social online settings.
  • Provide formal training in conducting research in Computational Social Science.