The eScience Institute, along with CSSS, Sociology, and the iSchool, hosted Big Social Data Day on Tuesday, May 31st in the WRF Data Science Studio.

The 1st Annual Big Social Data Day highlighted research at the interface between the social sciences and data science.  This event featured a series of lightning talks and e-Posters, plus opportunities to make new connections over refreshments.  There were a mix of talks from researchers working on exciting methodological questions and core questions in social science.

Below are some of the slides and posters from this event:

Cecilia R. Aragon, Human-Centered Data Science (pdf)

Fabricio Benevenuto, Johnnatan Messias, Ingmar Weber & Emilio Zagheni, From Migration Corridors to Clusters: Using Google+ Data for Migration Studies (pdf)

Hossen Estiri & Emilio Zagheni, Understanding the Energy-Age Profile in the US Homes (png)

Bryna Hazelton, Kathleen Moore, Kivan Polimis & Ariel Rokem, Predicting Permanent Housing for Homeless Families in the Puget Sound Region (pdf)

Rachel Heath, Garment Workers and Garment Factories in Bangladesh (pdf)

James D. Long, Using Technology to Fight Corruption in the Developing World (pdf)

Noah Smith, Natural Language Processing for eScience (pdf)

Emilio Zagheni, Studying International Migration using Social Media Data (png)