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Computational Social Science Lab

The Computational Social Science Lab employs computational, empirical and experimental methods in an effort to understand mass and elite behavior, with a particular focus on data from non-traditional sources, like audio and video data. The Lab's work is centered around the notion that the way people behave can often be just as important as the behaviors themselves. In doing so, we hope to make "big data'' and machine learning more accessible, especially to groups traditionally underrepresented in those research areas.

Our interdisciplinary team comes from Political Science, Computer Science, Communication, Psychology, Sociology, and Statistics. The group consists of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty from inside and outside the United States. Current projects include work utilizing the C-SPAN archives, political advertisements, social media and pedestrian interactions caught on publicly available traffic camera feeds.