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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 […]

Call for Abstracts – iFARM Workshop

Closing date: December 13, 2021 Conference Registration Opens for Presenters: February 8, 2022 Conference Registration Opens for Non-Presenting Participants: August 20, 2022 Workshop: October 20-21, 2022 (rescheduled from April 2022 in order to accommodate an in person event) We are excited to announce that abstract submissions are open for a new workshop titled “International Food […]

SoDa Symposium: How Businesses Leverage Data to Engage Customers and Employees

SoDa Symposium: How Businesses Leverage Data to Engage Customers and Employees Presented by: Smith Analytics Consortium (SAC) a SoDa Affiliate Organization December 07, 2021- Tuesday 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST The mission of the Smith Analytics Consortium is to inspire and facilitate innovation in analytics among students, faculty, and the larger business community by providing opportunities […]

SoDa Symposium: Quantitative Methodology with Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation

Presented by the Measurement, Statistics, and Evaluation program in the College of Education, a SoDa Center Affiliate Organization Tuesday, November 9, 2021 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST The Measurement, Statistics, and Evaluation program in the College of Education offers PhD and MS degrees as well as certificate, focused solely on quantitative methodology. Although the […]

SoDa Symposium: Big data and Small Experiments: Navigating theory building in a world with too much information

SoDa Symposium: Big data and Small Experiments: Navigating theory building in a world with too much informationPresented by the Interdisciplinary Lab for Computational Social Science (iLCSS),a SoDa Center Affiliate Organization 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST October-12, 2021 (The link for registration is at the bottom of the page ) The iLCSS members will present three projects, followed […]

Connect@IPSDS – A virtual data science conference presented by the International Program in Survey and Data Science (IPSDS), a SoDa Center affiliate program

 CONNECT@IPSDS 2021DATA SCIENCE CONFERENCE Data is crucial to understanding and addressing many of our world’s most pressing challenges. But what is the role of data science in policy evaluation during a global pandemic, and what is the actual value of data for different sectors and domains?At our annual conference of the International Program in Survey and […]


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