We are happy to announce our first GOR 22 keynote speaker: Claudia Wagner. She is a full professor (W3) for Applied Computational Social Sciences at RWTH Aachen and the Scientific Director of the department Computational Social Sciences at GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences. Also, she organizes interdisciplinary training events for early career researchers and coordinates the development of new data collection and analysis instruments for digital trace data at GESIS. Furthermore, she is part of the Advisory Board of the NRW Graduate School Digital Society, a Steering Committee Member of International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media, a Steering Committee Member of International Conference on Social Networks Analysis, Management and Security, and an external faculty member of the Complexity Science Hub Vienna.
Her research focuses on digital societies and the role of algorithms and AI in those societies; she is also passionate about methodological challenges that arise when using digital trace data to build models of human behavior and attitudes.
The title of her keynote is “The Role of Algorithms in Computational Social Science”.