- Analyzing 2 billion tweets in 20 minutes
- Estimating the probability of voting for tens of millions of people
- Predicting and explaining the disruptions of the near future
If you are considering grad school and any of those sound interesting to you, consider joining my research group at Stony Brook University. In the Computational Social Science of Emerging Realities Group (CSSERG) we take advantage of massive data sets to re-examine what we think we know about human behavior.
CSSERG is a group of scholars committed to cross-disciplinary collaboration, united by common computational methodologies and always with our eyes on the near future.
Will virtual reality make us more virtuous people? We’ve got a project on that.
What does Applebee’s have to do with capital punishment? We’ve got a project on that.
What causes people to give up on their dreams? We’ve got a project on that.
How are revolutions like ice cubes? We’ve got a project on that.
Ready to do your part? Join today!
Graduate Admissions at Stony Brook
Come study computational sociology with myself, Arnout van de Rijt and Jennifer Heerwig!
In collaboration with Stony Brook University‘s Institute for Advanced Computational Science (IACS) and the Big Data for the Social Sciences (BDSS) cluster, the Department of Sociology is excited to inform graduating seniors and Master’s students about a new funding opportunity for those interested in pursuing a doctoral degree in sociology. For students with a background that combines programming skills and an interest in social science, the IACS offers a New Recruit Fellowship, which supplements the regular Sociology stipend bringing total compensation to $32,000 annually (with extension for subsequent years based on performance). It also provides a $4,000 budget for travel and equipment expenses. As a result of the BDSS cluster initiative, the Department of Sociology has hired leading scholars in this new field and established inter-disciplinary connections with top research faculty from computer science and political science.
* Graduating seniors and Master’s students whose background combines programming and computing skills with a deep interest in social science
* Sociology Department and Institute for Advanced Computational Science at Stony Brook University
* Graduate studies in computational sociology
* Generous financial support and close supervision for incoming Ph.D. students:
– IACS New Recruit Fellowship increasing regular stipend to $32k + $4k travel funds 1st year
– Big Data for the Social Sciences cluster, with leading scholars in sociology, political science and computer science
Requirements for the doctoral program in the Department of Sociology
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