Computational Social Science Forum

The Computational Social Science Forum provides an informal setting for the interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and scholarship at the intersection of social science and data science. Our goal is to improve computational social science research, support the development and research of our members, and foster new collaborations. Weekly meetings are hosted by researchers from BIDS and D-Lab, and participants engage in a variety of activities such as presentations of work in progress, discussions and critiques of recent papers, introductions to new tools and methods, discussions around ethics, fairness, inequality, and responsible conduct of research, as well as professional development. We welcome social scientists researchers with interests in data science methods and tools, and data scientists with interests in public policy and the social, behavioral, and health sciences. Our participants include graduate students, postdocs, staff, and faculty, and members are encouraged to attend regularly in order to foster community.  

This Forum was launched in Fall 2020 as part of the Computational Social Science Training Program, and interested UC Berkeley community members are invited to use this registration form to receive the schedule and access links.  It is currently being organized by Dave Harding, Professor of Sociology and Faculty Director of D-Lab at UC Berkeley; Adam Anderson, BIDS Research Training Program Manager; and Douglas Guilbeault, Assistant Professor of Management of Organizations at the Berkeley Haas School of Business. Please contact for more information.

Upcoming Meetings

Computational Social Science Forum
Date: Weekly on Mondays starting on February 1, 2021
Time: 12:00-1:30 PM Pacific Time
Location: Virtual Participation

  • Feb 1: Title TBD, Adrian Aguilera and Caroline Figueroa, Berkeley School of Social Welfare
  • Feb 8: Title TBD, Adam Storer, UC Berkeley Sociology
  • Feb 15: No meeting, President’s Day
  • Feb 22:  Title TBD, Marion Fourcade, UC Berkeley Sociology
  • March 1: Title TBD, Angel Ross, UC Berkeley Sociology
  • March 8: Title TBD, Mathijs De Vaan, Berkeley Haas School of Business
  • March 15: Title TBD, Martin Eiermann, UC Berkeley Sociology
  • March 22: No meeting, Spring Break
  • March 29: TBD
  • April 5: TBD
  • April 12: Title, TBD, Suchitra Abel, School of Engineering, Santa Clara University
  • April 19: Title, TBD, Alissa Skog, Senior Research Associate, California Policy Lab
  • April 26: TBD
  • May 3: TBD
  • May 10: TBD
  • May 17: TBD
  • May 24: TBD
  • May 31: No Meeting, Memorial Day Holiday
  • June 7: TBD
  • June 14: TBD
  • June 21: TBD
  • June 28: TBD

Previous Meetings


BIDS Affiliates

David J. Harding

Sociology, D-Lab, UC Berkeley
Faculty Affiliate

Adam G. Anderson

Research Training Program Manager