Understanding the social world through digital data
The Lab develops interdisciplinary collaborations at the intersection between social science and data science to expand research capabilities and support the next generation of HDR students.
Our projects develop, critique, and experiment with algorithmic systems and the social, cultural, ethical, and political implications of their use. We employ a range of approaches for a critical understanding of big data and computation in their sociotechnical contexts, including digital rights, infrastructures, and communicative practices. Through our events, industry partnerships, and network of affiliates, we aim to build key research capabilities in this rapidly emerging field.
The Computational Social Science Lab is excited to welcome its inaugural cohort of Ph.D. students:...
The Computational Social Science Lab will host an event with Professor Jennifer Stromer-Galley...
The Eurovision Hackathon was a one-day research event organised by the Sydney Social Sciences and...
Find out more about the researchers who are part of the Computational Social Science Lab.
Find out more about the projects run by the Computational Social Science Lab and our publications.
“At the Lab, we acknowledge and critically investigate the assumptions, processes, and ecosystems which underpin the use of computational methods to produce knowledge about the social world.”
— Olga Boichak