Social media is ubiquitous in our modern world. Its ubiquity makes it an attractive object for study in various field. Applications start with social science, over economics, computer science and go even to health science and disaster control.
On the other hand the validity of such data has been repeatedly brought into question and, given the rich portfolio of approaches and ideas this field is certain in danger of overpromissing.
Regardless of these concerns, social media analysis will be an important method in future research in many different fields. Discussing it potentials and limitations, transfer of methods and ideas, is what this summer school is about.
The Summer School is primarily aimed at advanced PhD students, postdoctoral and early-career researchers with an interest and basic grounding in data science, machine learning, and/or statistics.