The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Computational Social Science Initiative

The UMass Computational Social Science Initiative is a cross-disciplinary, collaborative group designed to address the challenges and opportunities presented by collecting, storing, and analyzing large scale data related to the social world. With core faculty coming from disciplines as diverse as computer science, political science, sociology, and statistics, the group brings together the expertise necessary to create practical solutions to modern problems in quantitative social science.

The Institute promotes dialog and collaboration across 68 faculty affiliates from 23 departments in 9 colleges at the University of Massachusetts.

For more information on the Computational Social Sciences Initiative, contact:

David Jensen
Director & Professor of Computer Science

Ina Ganguli
Associate Director & Associate Professor of Economics