New Center for Computational and Data Sciences Launched

A new research center has launched at the School of Information Studies (iSchool) that that aims to provide a focal point for advancing data science and human language technologies, especially in the context of social science scholarship. Announced at the School’s opening convocation earlier this month, the Center for Computational and Data Sciences (CCDS) is a research hub with a focus on using advanced computational approaches to assess important and practical research in the social sciences, working in data collection, retrieval, curation, analysis, and archiving. The center provides a platform to build an infrastructure for large-scale data collection and analysis tools that are free to use, and that would be supported in the long-term by a thriving open source developer community, according to associate professor Jennifer Stromer-Galley, who serves as the center’s…


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