Invited by the China Computer Federation (CCF), Prof. Jonathan Zhu gave a talk at a Seminar of Young Computer Scientists and Engineering Forum (YOCSEF) on Computational Perspectives in Social Sciences on April 25, 2014.
CCF is the largest society of computer professionals in the world with more than 20,000 members from universities, research institutions, and IT companies. As the rise of social media and big data, computer professionals have become increasingly interested in computational issues in social sciences. At the Seminar, Prof. Zhu focused on how social scientists approach computational issues – such as sampling, measurement, and causal inference – whereas the two other speakers, from Chinese Academy of Science and Peking University, respectively, addressed how computing scientists approach social science issues.
Prof. Zhu was recommended by social network users as a representative of social scientists to speak at the seminar.