Advancement of emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things (loT), big data, artificial intelligence (Al) and machine learning has created opportunities for sociologists to promote the field of computational sociology. In this webinar, the speaker will discuss latest research in computational sociology, including his own work on social media, machine learning, and the Global Burden of Disease (GBD). The speaker will also explore the contributions of computational sociology to emerging technologies in turn.
About the speaker
Ricky Leung obtained his PhD in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is now Associate Professor at the University at Albany School of Public Health, and Track Director for Health Policy and Management. Dr Leung’s research covers organization theory, social networks, and health. He has published widely in these areas, and he has obtained multiple grants to support his research. Outside the academia, Dr Leung has been a senior consultant for government agencies and business organizations, such as the New York State Department of Health, Johnson and Johnson, and other community organizations.