Thanks to the generous funds provided by NSF’s Collaborative Research: Social Dynamics of Knowledge Transfer Through Scientific Mentorship and Publication grant, professors Daniel Acuna (iSchool, Syracuse University) and Stephen V. David (Oregon Health & Science University) are proud to host a Summer School on the Science of Science, or “S4”.
This event will bring together PhD students, junior scholars, faculty, and experts in order to gain hands-on experience with vital Science of Science topics. We saw a need for this event when examining other summer schools and workshops – existing events do not focus entirely on the study of SciSci and take more a methods-based approach rather than question-based. We hope to fill this gap in the Science of Science community.
S4 will be held August 3-7, 2020, at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies. We expect to have 30-40 participants for this inaugural event.
These are a sample of the topics to be covered at S4:
- Computational discovery of new knowledge
- Predictability and analysis of success
- Problems and opportunities in scientific peer review
- Issues in replication and reproducibility
- Economics of science and science policy
- Analysis of open access scientific literature and other scientific artifacts
- Evolution of scientific ideas
- Age, gender, and mentorship effects in science
- Scientific misconduct and computational research integrity
- Bring your own topic to the school if we have missed something!
These are some of the techniques you will learn about:
- Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
- Network Science / Complex systems
- Informetrics / Scientometrics / Bibliometrics
- Econometrics / Causal inference
- Library Science
|Tim Errington, Director of Research, Center for Open Science|
|James A. Evans, Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Chicago|
|Vincent Larivière, Full Professor, Canada Research Chair on the Transformations of Scholarly Communication, l’Université de Montréal|
|Staša Milojević, Associate Professor, Department of Informatics, Indiana University, Bloomington|
|Dashun Wang, Associate Professor, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University|
|Bruce Weinberg, Professor, Department of Economics, The Ohio State University|
|Jevin West, Associate Professor, Information School, University of Washington|
|Daniel Acuna, Assistant Professor, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University|
|Stephen V. David, Assistant Professor, Oregon Health & Science University|
|Sunday, August 2|
||Attendees arrive at SU|
||Welcoming reception. Location: TBA|
|Monday - Thursday, August 3 - 6|
||Lunch - at iSchool|
||Hands-experience & Hackathons, iSchool Labs|
||Dinner - Dorm|
||Continue projects (on your own)|
|Friday, August 7|
||Lunch - Dorm (Hotel for speakers)|
||Attendees Depart SU|
The summer school is free.
Due to anticipated interest in S4, there will be an application process that will favor accepting a cohort of Ph.D. students, postdocs, and junior faculty that balances affinity and diversity.
There are 5 fellowships of $ 1,000 each to attend the summer school. You will be asked about this option during the application process.
By attending, you will have
- Access to all sessions and materials
- Reception on the first day of the school
- Lunch every day, coffee breaks and snacks
- Access to a lab computer if personal laptop not available
- Application deadline (including recommendation letter): April 6, 2020
- Notifications by the end of April
Dorms lodging (optional)
There is an affordable $400 lodging option (look at fellowship above for financial support)
- 5-night stay at the Syracuse University’s dorm system (Sunday night through Thursday night)
- Breakfast and dinner included
This event has been partially funded by the following: