CITYU SUMMER SCHOOL ’16: Advances in Computational Social Science Research

Call for Applications:

The Second CityU Summer School in Social Science Research

Advances in Computational Social Science Research

CityU Summer School in Social Science Research is aimed at offering advanced graduate-level training in methodologies and technologies of social science research. This year, the Summer School will focus on the latest approaches in computational social science, with a particular emphasis on advanced text analysis. Applications from both PhD and advanced MA/MPhil students are encouraged and CityU will provide full tuition waiver and accommodation for 10 most qualified applicants.

Convener: Marko M. Skoric, Associate Professor, City University of Hong Kong

Hosted by: Department of Media and Communication, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, City University of Hong Kong

Where: City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R, China

When: June 2-5th, 2016

Application deadline: April 26, 2016

Notifications by: April 29th, 2016

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Main Program

Advanced Text Analysis with R: Corpus Analysis, Topic Modeling and Semantic Network Analysis

by Dr. Wouter van Atteveldt

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Biography
Dr. van Atteveldt is Assistant Professor in Political Communication at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. His research focuses on political communication, especially the antecedents and consequences of mass media coverage of political discourse, and has a strong methodological focus on developing AI / Computational NLP techniques to improve automatic text analysis. After his dissertation on Semantic Network Analysis (2008) he received an NWO VENI grant to automatically extract politicians’ quotes and paraphrases from news items and model their role in political discourse. As part of his research, he has developed AmCAT, an open source infrastructure that makes it easy to do large-scale text analysis for the social sciences and humanities. He has co-authored numerous R packages and given workshops on R and Text Analysis and his research has been widely published in communication sciences journals (see http://vanatteveldt.com for publications and workshops).

 

Additional lectures, workshops and colloquia by:

Tetsuro Kobayashi, Associate Professor, City University of Hong Kong

Liang Hai, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Hong Kong

Kokil Jaidka, Computer Scientist, Big Data Experience Lab, Adobe Research 

Nathaniel Poor, Underwood Foundation

 

For a detailed program, please click here:

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Previous CityU Summer School ’15: Big(ger) Data Research

PREVIOUS SUMMER SCHOOL

Call for Applications:

The Inaugural CityU Summer School in Social Science Research

Big(ger) Data Research

Convener: Marko M. Skoric, Associate Professor, City University of Hong Kong

Hosted by: Department of Media and Communication, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, City University of Hong Kong

Where: City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R, China

When: June 15-20th, 2015

Application deadline: April 10, 2015

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About City U Summer School ’15

CityU Summer School in Social Science Research is aimed at offering advanced graduate-level training in methodologies and technologies of social science research. Our inaugural session will focus on two methods of big(ger) data research in social sciences by introducing students to meta-analytic and computational approaches applicable to the fields of communication, sociology, psychology, political science, etc. The goal is to expose students to the skills required for conducting this type of research and help them understand the unique challenges and opportunities associated with these methods. The workshops and lectures will be led by:

Introduction to Hunter-Schmidt meta-analysis methods

FRANK BOSTER 2014
Franklin J. Boster

Social & communication network analysis

George Barnett
George Barnett

Additional lectures, workshops and mentoring sessions will be led by: