Algorithms Related Programs

The Institute for the Social Sciences’ three-year ISS’ collaborative project on Algorithms, Big Data, and Inequality has synergies with other programs and initiatives at Cornell that are led by affiliates of the ISS project:

Center for Data Science for Improved Decision Making (TRIPODS)
Transdisciplinary Research In Principles Of Data Science (TRIPODS) aims to bring together the statistics, mathematics, and theoretical computer science communities to develop the theoretical foundations of data science through integrated research and training activities.
Center for the Study of Inequality (CSI)
Cornell University’s Center for the Study of Inequality (CSI) is devoted to understanding patterns, causes, and consequences of social and economic inequality. CSI fosters new and cutting-edge research, trains undergraduate and graduate students, encourages the exchange of ideas among inequality researchers, and disseminates research findings to a broader public. It supports research and knowledge that is evidence-based and systematic, whether it is “basic” research that develops formal models of the social processes that underpin inequality or “applied” research that assesses the intended or unintended consequences of policies that affect equality of opportunity.
Digital Life Initiative (DLI)
Embedded within the progressive teaching mission of Cornell Tech on Roosevelt Island, the Digital Life Initiative (DLI) was launched in 2018 to analyze the societal tensions arising from existing and emergent digital technologies. Inspired by the core values of justice, democracy, privacy, responsibility, security, and freedom, we support collaborative research projects that explore ethics, policy, politics and quality of life within prevailing socio-technical systems. See below to gain greater insight into the breadth of our research, our visiting fellowships and postdoctoral opportunities, our weekly Digital Life seminar series, and the unique collective of scholars, practitioners and innovators that constitute the DLI Team.
 cornell lake view Survey Research Institute (SRI)
SRI began its operations in August, 1996 as a result of a need for state-of-the-art survey services for Cornell researchers. The primary mission of SRI is to conduct surveys and provide survey research services to Cornell University faculty, students, and administration, federal, state, and local government agencies, other nonprofit organizations, and other organizations in need of survey research work. SRI is committed to offering state-of-the-art technology to its clientele, striving for the highest possible quality in performance while maintaining the highest possible ethical standards of conduct.