The UC Berkeley Computational Social Science Training Program (CSSTP) trains predoctoral students representing a variety of degree programs and expertise areas in the social sciences, including demography, public health, public policy, social epidemiology, social welfare, and sociology.
Launched in 2020 with a five-year, $1.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences (OBSSR) and its partner institute, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, this two-year multidisciplinary training program in advanced data analytics supports predoctoral students focusing on the social and behavioral sciences. Fellows participating in this program develop advanced computational and data science analytics skills to address urgent needs in biomedical, behavioral, social and clinical research. They are being trained to take advantage of recent advances in medical informatics, electronic health records, big data analytics, mobile/wearable technologies, social media and web-generated data, as well as geospatial and administrative data.
This program is a collaborative effort currently led by David J. Harding, professor of Sociology and Faculty Director of the Berkeley Social Science Data Laboratory (D-Lab); Maya Petersen, MD, professor of biostatistics and epidemiology of the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and Berkeley director of the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Program in Computational Precision Health; Heather A. Haveman, professor of Sociology and Business and BIDS Associate Director; and Tim Thomas, BIDS Research Training Lead for the Computational Social Science Training Program, and Research Director of Berkeley’s Urban Displacement Project.
View this series' 2020-2022 videos in the CSS Training Program video archive.
Berkeley Computational Social Science Training Program welcomes Fall 2022 cohort
July 26, 2022 | Marsha Fenner | BIDS News
Berkeley Computational Social Science Training Program welcomes next cohort of postdoctoral fellows for the Fall 2021 semester
July 1, 2021 | Marsha Fenner | BIDS News
Berkeley Computational Social Science Training Program: Call for Fellowship Nominations — Faculty Submissions due April 29, 2021
March 17, 2021 | BIDS News
BIDS and D-Lab launch the Computational Social Science Forum
September 3, 2020 | Marsha Fenner | BIDS News
UC Berkeley announces new NIH-funded Computational Social Science Training Program
April 23, 2020 | BIDS News