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Social Data Science Hub

Björn Ross.
Lecturer in Computational Social Science, School of Informatics

Dr Ross is part of the SDS Coordination Committee, headed by Dr Christopher Barrie, who are seeking to establish a dedicated Social Data Science Hub (SDS) at the University of Edinburgh. They now count among their ranks a growing number of colleagues working in the field. A dedicated hub will help them gain visibility, collaborate, attract research funding and attract students.

The concept of the hub is intended to create a space to bring together researchers from the many disciplines and schools where colleagues are working in this area, and a focal point for the SDS community as a whole. This plan has been formulated, and met the approval of over thirty colleagues across multiple schools and disciplines.

The primary purposes of the Hub are as follows:

  1. Establish a seminar series oriented mainly towards PGR students and staff (with occasionally invited external speakers)
  2. Create a web presence for the whole UoE SDS community, to facilitate recruitment of PGR students and provide a resource for existing students
  3. Provide a public platform for the aggregation of new publications and projects by the joint SDS community at the UoE

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