• BDSS-IGERT Trainees, 2017-18

    The fifth and sixth cohort of BDSS-IGERT Trainees.

  • BDSS 2012

    First cohort of trainees for the BDSS IGERT program, 2012.

  • C-SoDA Sign

    The Sparks Databasement is now home to the Center for Social Data Analytics, January 2019.

  • SoDA Logo

    Penn State offers degree programs in Social Data Analytics, built on BDSS-IGERT, starting in 2016.

  • BDSS_HP_HERO_5.jpg

    BDSS IGERT Event - Global Event Hackathon, 2013

  • BDSS IGERT Speaker Series - Kirk Goldsberry

    BDSS IGERT Speaker Series - Kirk Goldsberry

  • City Data Hackathon - Spring Semester 2015

    City Data Hackathon - Spring Semester 2015

  • 2014 Poster Session

    IGERT trainees present on research rotation projects

  • BDSS IGERT Boot Camp

    Boot Camp Kick-off Meeting Fall 2014

  • BDSS IGERT Speaker Series - Yaw Anokwa

    BDSS IGERT Speaker Series - Dr. Yaw Anokwa

  • RCC Workshop on Parallel Computing - Hive & Pig

    RCC Workshop - Using Hive & Pig

Big Data Social Science

    Welcome to the (temporary) web home of C-SoDA, Penn State's Center for Social Data Analytics!

    C-SoDA's mission is to support and build the Penn State communities involved in research and education in social data analytics. This includes support for students and faculty in Penn State's world-leading Ph.D. and B.S. degree programs offered by the Program in Social Data Analytics (SoDA).

    C-SoDA incorporates and builds on the successes of Penn State's NSF-funded Big Data Social Science (BDSS) IGERT PhD training program that ran from 2012-2018, and its precursor, the Quantitative Social Science Initiative (QuaSSI) that ran from 2004-2018. C-SoDA is an initiative of the College of Liberal Arts, supporting the SoDA community campus-wide.