Computational Social Science Workshop

The Computational Social Science Workshop is a new interdisciplinary seminar series featuring speakers of broad appeal in the social sciences who use computational techniques to analyze big data for research into human behavior.  This workshop is cosponsored by the Center for the Study of American Politics (CSAP) and the Yale School of Management (SOM) with support from the Initiative for Leadership and Organization at SOM.

The workshop meets monthly on selected Mondays from 12:00-1:15 p.m. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, workshop sessions will be held virtually on Zoom.

This virtual workshop is open to the Yale community only. To receive Zoom information, you must subscribe to the Computational Social Science Workshop at the link below:


Faculty Organizer: Balazs Kovacs, Assistant Professor of Management, Yale School of Management

Graduate Student Coordinators: Geoffrey Borchhardt and Yiftach Yarmar, Ph.D. Students in Management

Staff Coordinator and Contact: Pamela Greene

Schedule 2020-2021

date speaker & title
SEP 21 Edith Elkind, Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford
“Schelling games on graphs: Equilibria, complexity and altruism”
Link to Paper 1 | Link to Paper 2
OCT 5 Sameer Srivastava, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
Language as a Window into Organizational Culture and Performance
NOV 16 Adam M. Kleinbaum, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College
“The Neuroscience of Social Networks: How Consensus-Building Conversation Changes Our Minds and Aligns Our Brains
DEC 7 Linda Argote, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University
“Transactive Memory Systems and Hospital Trauma Resuscitation Team Performance”
FEB 15 Yu-Ru Lin, School of Computing and Information, University of Pittsburgh
“Linking Collective Attention to Collective Actions”
MAR 22 Dashun Wang, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
“Initial Progress on the Science of Science”
APR 26 Zachary C. Steinert-Threlkeld, Public Policy and Political Science, UCLA
“How State and Protester Violence Affect Protest Dynamics”

Past Seminar Series