Social Data Science Center (SoDa)

The Social Data Science Center (SoDA) — a Center established by the College of Information Studies and the Joint Program in Survey Methodology (JPSM) within the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences — is an inter‐disciplinary academic and research center. We strive to become a leader in research and education involving new forms of social and behavioral data.

SoDa plans to sponsor seminars, workshops and focused conferences designed to bring attention to the rapidly expanding universe of digitized data and new forms of behavioral data, as well as developments in data science that can benefit investigators in the social sciences.

SoDa Website

Social Data Science Center (SoDa) News

University of Maryland, Carnegie Mellon, and Facebook Team Up to Forecast Coronavirus Spread

  • Press Release

    Data shared by 30M+ Facebook users world-wide will enable earlier detection of COVID-19 outbreaks, help communities to prepare, inform policymakers, and reveal patterns in effective preventative measures.

University of Maryland Launches New Social Data Science Center with Support from Facebook

  • Press Release

    Initial Projects include Survey Tools to Track, Predict COVID-19 ‘Hot Spots’