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Fall Workshops from Data Science Services Now Open for Registration

August 24, 2020

IQSS is teaming up with HBS to host 12 free Data Science workshops this fall. Instructors from both IQSS Data Science Services (IQSS-DSS) and the Harvard Business School Research Computing Services (HBS-RCS) will lead virtual workshops on Zoom that focus on data analysis software (R, Python, and Stata), as well as other key tools... Read more about Fall Workshops from Data Science Services Now Open for Registration

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Mapping Chinese History and Society: The China Biographical Database quantifies a distant society and social network that looks remarkably like our own

July 2, 2020

by Elaine K. Howley

For millennia, Chinese society has been richly populated with individuals who’ve shared ideas and connections across an enormous landmass. Identifying and cataloging all of these people through the ages is the aim of an ambitious prosopography project supported by the Institute for Quantitative Social Science called the China Biographical Database Project (CBDB)... Read more about Mapping Chinese History and Society: The China Biographical Database quantifies a distant society and social network that looks remarkably like our own

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Update on the Collaboration between Harvard’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science and Microsoft to Develop Open Source Differential Privacy Software

June 24, 2020

In September 2019, Harvard’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science announced a large-scale collaboration with Microsoft to develop open source tools for differential privacy. The promise of differential privacy is that researchers can discover patterns in data... Read more about Update on the Collaboration between Harvard’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science and Microsoft to Develop Open Source Differential Privacy Software