University of Maryland


USDA / ERS & NASS Democratizing Data Joint Info Session

Tuesday, March 28, 2023: 12:00 PM EST The 2018  Foundations for Evidence-based Policymaking Act charged federal agencies with engaging in meaningful ways with the public to better understand how government data assets are used.    The Economic Research Service and the National Agricultural Statistical Service have developed a new approach to understanding how their data are used that provides a more in-depth look that can […]

SoDa Symposium for a dialogue at the intersection of HCI and Social Data Science Methods

Tuesday, April 11, 2023 12:00pm – 1:00pm EST Speakers: Jennifer Golbeck is a computer scientist. She currently is a professor at the College of Information Studies, an affiliate professor in the Computer Science Department, and an affiliate professor in the Journalism Department, all at the University of Maryland, College Park. Golbeck was director of the University of Maryland Human–Computer Interaction […]

SoDa Symposium:  Social Data Science Research, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship

Our presenters will discuss innovation, entrepreneurship in social data science, and creators on social media.  The research opportunities in these areas provide a glimpse into the future of these platforms regarding the Metaverse and the AI revolution in search that is now upon us. March 14, 2023 Presenters: Research opportunities in the challenging survival world […]

DC DataFest 2023: A hybrid (in-person or virtual) 48-hour data competition for teams of undergraduate students from U.S. colleges and universities.

Event Date and Time: April 14-16, 2023 Location : (HYBRID) In-person OR virtual About DataFestThe 2023 DC DataFest is a 48-hour competition where teams of undergraduate students from U.S. colleges and universities compete in-person or virtually to analyze rich, complex data sets from a major organization. Students are allowed just two slides to convince the judges that […]

SoDa Special Presentation in Celebration of Privacy Day: Quo Vadis, Digital Privacy?  Perceptions, Practices, and Policies

The Transatlantic Privacy Perceptions Panel (TAPP) and BERD@NFDI invite you to join the online discussion on perceptions, practices, and policies of digital privacy: Privacy in Practice – Enhancing Privacy Literacy through an interactive Virtual Assistant (iVA) The Diversity of Transatlantic Stakeholders’ Privacy Perceptions How to Balance Data Sharing and Data Protection in the Development and Use of Al? Jessica Vitak (University of Maryland), Leah […]

SoDa Symposium: Rehabilitation of open-ends: Creating a codebook for open-ends using machine learning techniques and human intervention that then can be used to drive action Presentations followed by a Q&A

12:00 – 1:00 PM EST December 13, 2022. AbstractOpen-ends are a well known problem in survey research: language can yield extremely rich responses, including bringing to the surface aspects of a question or issue that the researcher might not have known to look for, but the analysis of text is costly and labor-intensive.  As a result, […]

SoDa Symposium: Equal Input: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Social Data Science Research

Gabriella WatersDirector of Public RelationsCenter for Equitable AI and Machine Learning Systems (CEAMLS)AI Innovation, Global Impact, Integrative InfluenceMorgan State UniversityPresenting: Reimagining Variance: AI and Neurodiverse PopulationsAbstract:Artificial intelligence (AI) has experienced exponential growth in application and innovation, and we’re only at the tip of the iceberg in exploring the many ways in which this technology can […]

International Food Acquisition Research and Methods (iFARM) Workshop

There is an increasing interest in food data among researchers and policymakers around the globe. This includes data about food acquisitions and purchases, nutrition, food security, food assistance, local food environments, food loss and waste, and health. To address the challenges with collecting high-quality food data, innovative techniques for data collection and processing are needed.  […]

SoDa Center Workshop: The Future of Measurement, Surveys and Social Data Science Research

WELCOME The first Social Data Science (SoDa) Center Workshop will serve as a bridge among statisticians, survey methodologists, sociologist, economist, political scientists, journalists, psychologists, information scientist among others interested in combining information from multiple databases in developing reliable inferences at granular levels. The Workshop on The Future of Measurement, Surveys and Social Data Science Research […]

The SoDa Center is a proud sponsor of the 2022 NCHS Data Detectives Summer Camp

The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) Data Detectives Camp is a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) camp that focuses on statistics for rising 6th and 7th grade students. The camp has been conducted annually since 2016 as a commuter camp, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ll be holding our second virtual camp. […]