Symposium on Public Discourse and Data Science
Sponsored by KEY, SFU’s Big Data Initiative
Friday, October 12, 2018
9:00 am - 3 pm
SFU’s Big Data Hub
Researchers in the social sciences using data (big or small) that can be considered part of the public discourse: news media, social media, political discussion, legislative data, policy.
The goal of the symposium is to bring together researchers within Simon Fraser University (faculty, postdoctoral fellows and students), to share expertise and to explore collaborations.
- All talks take place in the Big Data Hub. ASB 10900 is the Presentation Studio. One of the break-out sessions will be in the Flexible Meeting Room. Coffee breaks and lunch will take place in the Atrium.
- Please register through Eventbrite so that we can have accurate numbers for catering.
- Follow this link for titles and abstracts for presentations.
|9:00 - 9:30||Coffee & tea||Atrium
|9:30 - 9:40
||Opening||Dugan O'Neil, Associate Vice-President Research
|9:40 - 10:10||Talk||Laurel Weldon||ASB 10900
|10:10 - 10:40||Lightning talks||Sarah Ganter
Maite Taboada & Vagrant Gautam
|10:40 - 11:00||Coffee break||Atrium|
|11:00 - 11:30||Talk||Aaron Hoffmann||ASB 10900
|11:30 - 12:00||Lightning talks||Alexander Beyer
|12:00 - 1:00||Lunch (provided)
|1:00 - 1:30||Talks
|1:30 - 2:00||Lightning talks||Dave Campbell
Keshav Mukunda/Berenica Vejvoda
|2:00 - 3:00||Break-out session 1: tools and infrastructure
||Facilitator: Keshav Mukunda/Nicole White
||Flexible Meeting Room
|Break-out session 2: collaborations and funding
||Facilitator: Mark Pickup||ASB 10900|
Call for Submissions
Please send expressions of interest to give either a short or a lightning talk during the symposium to email@example.com by October 1, 2018.
Proposal format: Name, affiliation at SFU, title, short abstract, short bio.
Include “Proposal Submission: Symposium on October 12” in your subject line.
Sarah Ganter, Communication (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mark Pickup, Political Science (email@example.com)
Maite Taboada, Linguistics (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Morning coffee and lunch will be provided. For catering purposes, please register through Eventbrite.
KEY, SFU’s Big Data Initiative empowers our faculty, staff and students to unlock big data for research, training and community impact. SFU is building on over a decade in leadership in the field to become the leading engaged university for big data innovation and data science excellence. We are expanding partnerships, advancing research excellence, and continually investing in infrastructure and expertise to provide value for the SFU community.