About Us

Across its diverse departments, UC Davis offers courses that effectively make it a leader in the exploitation of current opportunities offered by computational social science. This DE creates synergies among the existing courses and research initiatives by bringing them together in a coherent way. In this sense, the DE provides new and complementary dimensions to existing graduate programs.

The group consists of over 30 faculty members from over a dozen Departments across campus.


The following Ph.D. programs are affiliated with the DE:
  1. Animal Biology
  2. Anthropology
  3. Communication
  4. Computer Science
  5. Ecology
  6. Economics
  7. Education
  8. Geography
  9. Human Development
  10. Linguistics
  11. Nursing Science and Health Care Leadership
  12. Political Science
  13. Public Health Sciences
  14. Psychology
  15. Sociology
Faculty from other Departments are also affiliated with this DE (see below), and are happy to support students with their research.

Affiliated Faculty

Please get in contact with one of the participating faculty members if you are interested in participating in the DE. Faculty affiliated with this DE include (ordered alphabetically):

Animal BiologyAnthropologyCommunicationComputer Science (GG Computer Science)Ecology (GG)EconomicsEducationGeography and Environmental Science and PolicyGraduate School of ManagementHuman DevelopmentLinguisticsNeuroscienceNursing Science and Healthcare LeadershipPhysicsPolitical SciencePublic Health SciencesPsychologyScience and Technology StudiesSociologyStatistics