CIVICA Data Science Days

CIVICA Data Science Days

6-7 October 2022
On-site & online
Hosted by the European University Institute

Join a snowball seminar of CIVICA’s Data-Driven Technologies for the Social Sciences theme group

This seminar brings together CIVICA communities interested in data science and computational social science. The aim is for early-stage researchers across the alliance to network with each other, to learn new methodologies and to discuss their ongoing research.

Researchers at CIVICA institutions can apply to attend the in-person event organised in Florence, Italy. The cost of travel and lodging will be covered by the individual institution from the CIVICA budget for the snowball seminar. Other interested participants can attend the seminar sessions online.

Keynote speakers

  • Kosuke Imai, Professor of Government and Statistics, Harvard University

  • Lynn Kaack, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Public Policy, Hertie School

  • Ridhi Kashyap, Associate Professor of Social Demography, University of Oxford

  • Petra Kralj Novak, Assistant Professor at the Department of Network and Data Science, Central European University

  • Day 1: Thursday 6 October 2022
  • Day 2: Friday 7 October 2022

Location: Palazzo Buontalenti (School of Transnational Governance, European University Institute)

2:00 – 3:15pm - Workshop Sessions

  • Meaningful measures of human society in the twenty-first century
    Speaker: David Lazer (EUI and Northeastern University)
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  • Causal language and Natural Language
    Speaker: Hannah Bechara (The Hertie School)
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4:40 – 6:30pm - Keynote Lecture: Using Machine Learning for Causal Inference

  • Experimental Evaluation of Algorithm-Assisted Human Decision-Making: Application to Pretrial Public Safety Assessment
    Speaker: Kosuke Imai (Harvard University)
    Chair: Miriam Golden (EUI)
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Location: Villa Salviati (European University Institute)

9:00 – 10:15am - Workshop Sessions

  • Surveys in digital age
    Nicolò Cavalli (Bocconi University)
    Room: Sala dei Cuoi
  • Social media opinion observatories
    Pedro Ramaciotti Morales (Médialab, Science Po)
    Room: Sala del Camino

1:30 – 2:45pm - Panel Session: Data Science and Climate

  • Panel conversation with Lynn H. Kaack (Hertie School) and Silvia Pianta (EIEE)
    Room: Sala del Torrino
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3:15 – 5:00pm - Panel Session: Using Social Media for Social Science Research

  • Presentations by Ridhi Kashyap (Oxford University) and Petra Kralj Novak (CEU)
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Organising committee

  • Natalia Garbiras-Diaz, EUI
  • Gerardo Iniguez, CEU
  • Huy Ngoc Dang, Hertie School
  • Olga Gasparyan, Hertie School
  • Pedro Ramaciotti, Sciences Po
  • Erica Thompson, LSE
  • Dave Poole, LSE

    If you have any question, please send an email to natalia.garbirasdiaz[at]