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The SoDa Center is a proud sponsor of the 2022 NCHS Data Detectives Summer Camp

The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) Data Detectives Camp is a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) camp that focuses on statistics for rising 6th and 7th grade students. The camp has been conducted annually since 2016 as a commuter camp, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ll be holding our second virtual camp. […]

SoDa Center COVID-19 Trends and Impact Survey (CTIS) team awarded the 2022 AAPOR Policy Impact Award and the Warren J. Mitofsky Innovators Award!

Meet the 2022 Award Winners! There were many qualified nominees making this year’s selection especially difficult, but our volunteer judges rose to the occasion by selecting a worthy recipient in each category. We are pleased to announce this year’s award winners!   We invite you to take time to get to read more about these individual and […]

SoDa Symposium: Educational Data Science in the Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation (MSE) Program

Current data science projects in education research will be presented: 1) Dr. Stapleton will discuss a current AERA Research Grant aimed at measuring school quality using propensity score methods for the Baltimore City Public School System. 2) Dr. Sweet will present work on applying machine learning methods to predict high stakes test scores for student […]

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Celebrating the launch of UMD’s new major in Social Data Science

The Art of Skepticism in a Data Driven World Celebrating Social Data Science with Dr. Jevin West Hosted by Katie Shilton and Brian Kim, co-directors of UMD’s new major in Social Data Science Wednesday, March 30th at 3:00pm ESTOnline via Zoom To celebrate the launch of UMD’s new major in Social Data Science, join us […]

UMD survey offers real-time data-driven glimpse into Ukrainian well-being

The Global Covid-19 Trends and Impact Survey (CTIS), in partnership with Meta, which has been collecting data from around the world since April 2020 to inform stakeholders and public health officials of the pandemic’s spread, is now shedding new light on how Ukrainians’ health and well-being has been impacted by Russia’s attack.  The CTIS’ measures […]

SoDa Symposium: Universal Adaptability – A Target-Independent Approach to Inference

A Panel Discussion with Q&A Tuesday, March 8, 2022 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST The slides can be found here. Presenters: Christoph Kern, Ph.D. University of Mannheim (Postdoc) University of Maryland (Research Assistant Professor) Michael P. Kim Miller Institute at UC Berkeley (Postdoc) Moderator: Frauke Kreuter, Ph.D. Universal adaptability: Target-independent inference that competes with […]

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DC DataFest 2022

Event Date and Time: Weekend of April 22–24 Location : Virtual/Washington DC About DataFestThe 2022 DC DataFest is a 48-hour competition where teams of undergraduate students from the DC metro area compete virtually to analyze rich, complex data sets from a major organization. Students are allowed just two slides to convince the judges that they […]

Social Data Science Major to Debut in February

Beginning Feb. 7, University of Maryland undergraduates will be able to select a social data science major to learn the fundamentals of the in-demand field. Developed by the College of Information Studies (iSchool) and College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS), the major will equip graduates with the skills needed to appropriately collect, analyze and interpret data about people—an increasingly popular […]

SoDa Symposium: Trustworthiness in Social Data Science: Excavating Awareness and Power

SoDa Symposium: Trustworthiness in Social Data Science: Excavating Awareness and Power Presented by: Pervasive Data Ethics (PERVADE) A SoDa Presentation with Q&A February 08, 2022 – Tuesday 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST Data science researchers using data about people face a significant challenge: we largely don’t agree on norms or practices for ethical and trustworthy […]

Global COVID-19 Survey by UMD, Facebook Earns Likes

A survey launched by a team of researchers from the Joint Program in Survey Methodology, College of Information Studies and Department of Geographical Sciences at the pandemic’s onset proves it can function as an early warning system for changes in outbreaks. Survey Launched at Pandemic’s Onset Proves It Can Function as Early Warning System for […]