During the fall and spring semester the Computational Social Science (CSS) and the Computational Sciences and Informatics (CSI) Programs holds weekly seminars where students, faculty and guest speakers present their latest research.
For CSI, the seminars take place in Exploratory Hall, Room 3301 on Mondays from 4:30 p.m. to 5.40 pm.
For CSS, the seminars take place in Center for Social Complexity Suite which is located Research Hall, Level 3. The seminars start at 3:00 p.m. and normally last until 4:30 p.m. For a list of past CSS seminars click here.
In addition we also host ad hoc seminars relating to guest speakers and students dissertation proposals/defenses which don’t fall under our normal seminars.
If you would like to join the seminar mailing list please email Karen Underwood.
COMPUTATIONAL SOCIAL SCIENCE FRIDAY SEMINAR
Patrick McLaughlin, Program Director and
Oliver Sherouse, Research Analyst
Program for Economic Research on Regulation
George Mason University
QuantGov: An Open-Source Platform for Policy Analytics
Friday, May 12, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
Center for Social Complexity Suite
3rd Floor, Research Hall
The Mercatus Center at George Mason University recently launched QuantGov, an open-source policy analytics platform designed to facilitate policy-relevant research. QuantGov deploys text analysis and machine-learning algorithms to identify the latent governance indicators buried in policy documents, such as legislation or administrative code. QuantGov grew out of the RegData project, which was designed to capture novel metrics in regulations that would advance our understanding of the United States’ federal regulatory process in ways that were previously infeasible. QuantGov is the next generation in that project’s evolution.