Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Social Data Science Major Launch Celebration

To celebrate the launch of UMD's new major in Social Data Science, join us for a talk by Dr. Jevin West, associate professor at the Information School at the University of Washington and co-author of Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World.

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Social Data Science is the first major at UMD to teach data science techniques alongside social science methods and theories to solve pressing social problems. Dr. West's research is at the forefront of that intersection. He is the co-founder of the new Center for an Informed Public at the University of Washington, aimed at resisting strategic misinformation, promoting an informed society and strengthening democratic discourse. He has dedicated his teaching to helping students use the tools of data science to think critically about what constitutes evidence. We are delighted to have him speak as we launch the new major!

Date: Wednesday, March 30th
Time: 3:00pm EST
Online via Zoom.