Our Research

At the intersection of data and social science, research in SSRC encompasses a wide range of technical domains and leads to real-world impact across sectors including healthcare, manufacturing, energy, social networks, finance and more.


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Artificial Intelligence

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Data Science

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Institutional Behavior

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Info & Decision

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Life Sciences

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Machine Learning

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Systems Innovation

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Systems & Networking


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Big Data

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Healthcare / Medicine

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Social Networks

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Urban Systems


Our research explores data, systems and society. Here are several research stories that highlight the impact of our work.
Grand Challenge for Alternatives to Sugar
Real Talk for Change
Ways of Seeing: Documenting Endangered Built Heritage in Afghanistan
Connection Science: The Technology of Innovation
Initiative for Combatting Systemic Racism
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Data-driven Decisions During a Pandemic
MURI: Data Driven Decisions for Social Cascades
Connection Science: Technology for Social Good
Data for Refugees: Analyzing Patterns and Movements

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