Press Release

For decades, fierce debates have raged over the benefits of different programming languages over others: Java vs. C++; Python vs. Ruby; Flask vs. Django. While often waged with religious fervor by computer scientists and programmers, these debates tend to rely on anecdotal evidence, with very little rigorous comparison of programming approaches or the larger question of how software may augment human thinking.

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For the future of the planet, there are few research subjects more important than the global supplies of food, water, and energy. To comprehensively study, understand, and inform policy around these complex systems, the next generation of researchers in the physical, social, and biological sciences will need fluency with data analysis methods that traverse traditional academic boundaries.

Event
Brendan Nyhan, Dartmouth College
June 09, 2017
Harris School Rm. 142

Brendan Nyhan (Dartmouth College) will give a talk for the Computational Social Science and Public Policy Colloquium.

Event
Susan Murphy, University of Michigan
May 05, 2017
Searle 240, 5735 S. Ellis Ave.

Abstract: A critical question in the development of mobile health interventions is, when and in which contexts, is it most useful to deliver treatments to the user.  This question

Event
Cynthia Rudin, Duke
April 14, 2017
Searle 240

Recent Work on Interpretable Machine Learning

Press Release

Reader preferences for liberal or conservative political books also attract them to different types of science books, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Chicago, Yale, and Cornell. The result supports observations that the divisiveness of politics in the United States has spread to scientific communication as well, endangering the role of science as politically neutral ground.

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Jacob Foster, UCLA
February 03, 2017
Searle 240

Made to Know: Science as the Social Production of Collective Intelligence
Speaker: Jacob Foster, UCLA

Event
Feng "Bill" Shi, University of Chicago
January 22, 2016
Searle 240, 5735 S. Ellis Ave.

Computation Institute Presentation - Data Lunch Seminar (DLS)

In The News
Chronicle of Higher Education

In two recent studies, CI Senior Fellows James Evans and Andrey Rzhetsky built a network of millions of papers to ask an important question: is scientific research living up to its potential?  Their analysis, conducted with UCLA's Jacob Foster and CI Director Ian Foster, found that science increasingly explores more incremental and conservative questions, avoiding the

Event
John Padgett
December 03, 2015
Social Science Research (SSR) Building 401

The evolution of signaling systems, proto-language, and language is a topic of enormous contemporary research interest, ranging from pheromones to bee dances to gestures to human speech.