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Big Data Social Science - An Integrative Education and Research Program in Social Data Analytics


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Academic Level:
Graduate Students (PhD)

Description:
This Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) award draws together a diverse interdisciplinary team of researchers to create a new training program in Social Data Analytics, aimed at producing a new type of scientist capable of meeting emerging big data challenges.

In response to massive new sources of data, "data science" and "analytics" are emerging as new fields of inquiry, merging statistics, computer science, and visualization. The greatest challenges and opportunities arise from socially-generated big data, observed as a result of human interactions that are increasingly recorded via web, mobile device, and distributed sensors, or revealed through digitization of historical records.

Society faces a transformative data deluge, from which new scientific, economic, and social value can be extracted. The BDSS-IGERT project includes a new curriculum, training in advanced technologies of data science and analytics, a series of research rotations, in both academic and nonacademic settings, and a challenge mechanism, under which interdisciplinary teams compete to innovate solutions to real social data analytics problems.
accepts non-us citizens

Participating Institution(s):
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Pennsylvania State University (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Communication
Computational Sciences
Computer Sciences
Geography
Political Science
Sociology
Statistics

Keywords:
Analytics
Data Analysis
Data Science
Social Media
Visualization

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)


Page last updated 2/1/2017
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