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Speed Data-ing, Fall 2020

November 18, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Please join us on Wednesday, November 18th from 12–1pm for the fifth annual Speed Data-ing, an event that brings together potential collaborators to discuss a range of digital humanities and computational social science research questions, methodologies, and data sets. This year, we will be holding Speed Data-ing in collaboration with the Digital Scholarship Group as part of the Digital Humanities Open Office Hours series.

This event will be hosted remotely and registration is required: for more details and to RSVP, see here.

Rachael Grudt (Data Science) will be discussing her ongoing work on her Master’s thesis:  “Quantifying the Impact of NSF ADVANCE Grants on Recipients’ Publication Careers.” This work centers on bibliometric data from the Microsoft Academic Graph, and the discussion will include evaluation of patterns in recipients’  publication disciplines and collaboration networks.

Syed Haque (Network Science) will discuss the type of data available on Wikipedia edit history. This edit history contains all the possible state of any article at any point an edit happened to them. This is a rich source on exploring how the Wikipedia volunteers has created these articles, and the timeline and type of edits they make on them.

Brennan Klein (Network Science) will discuss recent efforts to understand the role that large scale networks of human mobility plays in the transmission and mitigation of COVID-19 across the United States and Mexico.

Stefan McCabe (Network Science) will discuss a large-scale dataset of American registered voters on Twitter and how the Lazer Lab is using it to study Americans’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic

Cara Marta Messina (English) will discuss the fanfiction data collected for her dissertation, The Critical Fan Toolkit, to define and trace critical fan writing practices. She will share visualizations, findings, and queriable interview results as well as talk through some of her process building the toolkit.

Riley Tucker (Criminology and Justice Policy, Boston Area Research Initiative) will discuss the Boston Area Research Initiative’s COVID in Boston Database, which draws from a variety of administrative and social media sources to provide insight into social changes occurring in Boston in 2020.

Come and see what other Northeastern researchers are up to and discover opportunities to grow your own research. We hope to see you there!


November 18, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Virtual: Registration Required


NULab: for Texts, Maps, and Networks
Digital Scholarship Group