The International Society for Computational Social Science

Advancing data-driven research in the social sciences

Applying computational methods to social science

Computational social science is an exciting new field which uses methods and tools from computer science to solve societally relevant problems. It draws inspiration from the experimental, social, and behavioral sciences, merging their explanatory focus with the predictive capabilities of large-scale data. This integrative approach, combined with the creation of a robust research infrastructure, allows computational social scientists to pursue replicable, cumulative, and ultimately useful solutions.