Social Science & Policy Studies
Reconciling Technology and Culture to Move Society Forward
From examining the behavior of the individual to analyzing the direction of society at large, social science plays a critical role in the advancement of our culture. By understanding why humans do what they do, social scientists—employed in a variety of governmental, industry, and nonprofit organizations—are able to design and implement effective public and corporate policies and regulations.
WPI’s Social Science & Policy Studies (SSPS) department puts state-of-the-art tools and practices to work conducting dedicated research on social, economic, educational, and environmental topics—often addressing social problems that lie at the intersection of society and technology.
‘New Mode of Learning’ Takes Tutoring to a New Level
Professor Janice Gobert discusses intelligent tutoring systems that can assess and adaptively react to students in real time.