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CUNY Data Services

Directed by Dr. Joseph Pereira, the CUNY Data Service repository archives data sets from a variety of sources, including the U.S. Census Bureau.    It provides “customized analysis … on a fee for service basis for academic researchers, public and nonprofit agencies, community organizations, the media, and business organizations.”  It also supports the research at […]

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Center for Urban Research Data Holdings

The Center for Urban Research organizes basic research on the critical issues that face New York and other large cities in the U.S. and abroad, collaborates with public agencies, nonprofit organizations, and other partners to help them understand how to respond to the challenges they face, and informs the media, opinion-shapers, and the public about […]

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Social Policy Simulation Center

(Dr. Jonathan Peters, Director) Founded in 2009, the Social Policy Simulation Center analyzes the “multi-layered social and technical interactions” that occur in urban settings,  using computerized simulations and “multi-dimensional modeling techniques.”  The center’s research helps improve the way modern cities function by providing more efficient alternatives to existing functions and by analyzing and simulating the operational […]

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Center for Advanced Study in Education

Closely affiliated with the Graduate School’s Ph.D. Program in Educational Psychology, the Center for Advanced Study in Education is comprised of a consortium of researchers, scholars, and students within and outside of CUNY who are dedicated to producing improvements in educational programs and students’ lives. Directed by Dr. Deborah Hecht, CASE conducts basic and applied […]

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Data Mining Methods – class and research projects

Prof. Paul Attewell’s Data Mining Methods is a hands-on workshop aimed at exploring data mining theory.  It is taught together with computer scientist Prof. Robert Haralick.  See syllabus below. Prof. Paul Attewell pattewell@gc.cuny.edu Soc. 81900 – Data Mining Methods {17537} Wednesdays, 4:15 – 6:15 p.m. Room TBA, 3 credits “Data mining is the name given […]

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Software Studies

Lev Manovich is the author of Software Takes Command (Bloomsbury Academic, 2013), Soft Cinema: Navigating the Database (The MIT Press, 2005), and The Language of New Media (The MIT Press, 2001) which is described as “the most suggestive and broad ranging media history since Marshall McLuhan.” Manovich is a Professor at The Graduate Center, CUNY, […]

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