FGV concludes first Brazilian edition of Summer Institute in Computational Social Science

The Brazilian edition of the event, organized by FGV DAPP’s director, Marco Ruediger, was the only one in Latin America this year. The two weeks of training sessions were coordinated by Tiago Ventura, a student who took part in SICSS’ main edition in 2019, as well as Amaro Grassi and Danilo Carvalho of FGV DAPP
Public Policy
14 July 2021
FGV concludes first Brazilian edition of Summer Institute in Computational Social Science

Between June 14 and 26, 2021, Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Department of Public Policy Analysis (FGV DAPP) held the first Brazilian edition of the Summer Institute in Computational Social Science (SICSS), a computational social science training and research school founded in 2017. In all, 20 editions were held simultaneously across the world, featuring more than 350 participants.

The Brazilian edition of the event, organized by FGV DAPP’s director, Marco Ruediger, was the only one in Latin America this year. The two weeks of training sessions were coordinated by Tiago Ventura, a student who took part in SICSS’ main edition in 2019, as well as Amaro Grassi and Danilo Carvalho of FGV DAPP.

The 26 participating students also had workshops and talks given by 12 renowned guests about subjects related to computational social science, ranging from algorithms and methodologies to the job market and data journalism.

Discussions were held with academics, executives and journalists such as Rochelle Terman, a political scientist at the University of Chicago; Ernesto Calvo, a professor of politics at the University of Maryland; Cecília Olliveira, the director of Fogo Cruzado; Cristina Tardáguila, the founder of Agência Lupa; Natália Leão, the research and data coordinator at Gênero e Número; Daniel Mariani, a data journalist at Folha de S.Paulo; and Henrique Lorea, PicPay’s data analysis manager.

“The first SICSS Brasil, hosted by FGV DAPP, ended in the best possible way, having created an incredible network of researchers and helped share state-of-the-art computational methods for social research,” said Amaro Grassi, one of SICSS Brasil’s coordinators.

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