Social sciences


The University of Chicago


  • Data mining for meaning: SSD faculty analyze big data to find smart data.
  • Economy of evidence: The quest for data-based policy making at EPIC and Urban Labs.
  • Mind readers: Neuroscientists Ed Awh and Ed Vogel can read thoughts and tell the future. Sort of.
  • Women’s work: Economist Claudia Goldin, AM’69, PhD’72, studies gender in the labor force.

The Core

  • Safety network: With Purple Binder, social workers have one less reason to feel harried.