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Conference Program

Thursday, May 16 

Short Courses: CSSS affiliate faculty offer introductions to topics complementary to current CSSS course offerings.

Introduction to Missing Data Methods for Observational Data
9:00 am 12:00 pm, Husky Union Building room 340
     Instructor: Katie Wilson (Biostatistics, University of Washington)

Sensitivity Analysis for Causal Inference in the Social Sciences
9:30 am 
12:00 pm, Husky Union Building room 214
     Instructor: Carlos Cinelli (Statistics, University of Washington)

Text as Data
10:00 am 12:30 pm, Husky Union Building room 332
     Instructor: Benjamin Mako Hill (Communication, University of Washington)

Thursday afternoon events: Open to all participants including current students, faculty, and alumni.  

Alumni Panel
2:00 pm 4:00 pm, Parrington Hall room 360
    John Ahlquist, Professor of Political Economy, School of Global Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego
     Political Science PhD Track, 2008
     Siobhán Mattison, Associate Professor, Evolutionary Anthropology, University of New Mexico & Director, Human Family and Evolutionary Demography Laboratory
     Anthropology PhD Track, 2010
     Gail Potter, Mathematical Statistician, NIAID Biostatistics Research Branch & Deputy Section Chief, Clinical Trials Research Section
     Statistics PhD Track, 2010
     Adam Glynn, Professor of Political Science, Quantitative Theory and Methods, and Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Emory University
     Statistics PhD, 2006
     Carolina Johnson, Senior Data Scientist, King County’s Department of Community and Human Services
     Political Science PhD Track, 2013
     Moderated by Christopher Adolph, Professor of Political Science & CSSS Core Faculty, University of Washington

Welcome Reception and Poster Session
4:30 pm 6:30 pm, Parrington Hall room 320

Friday, May 17

All events are located at the Intellectual House

Check-in and coffee
9:00 am 
9:30 am

Opening Remarks
9:30 am — 9:45 am
     Tricia Serio, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Morning Scientific Session - Advances in Social Network Analysis
9:45 am 
11:30 am

     Chair: Tyler McCormick (Statistics, Sociology, & CSSS Core Faculty, University of Washington)
     Weihua An (Sociology & Quantitative Theory and Methods, Emory University)
Social Networks and Health: Measurement, Contagion, and Interventions"
     Siobhán Mattison (Anthropology, University of New Mexico)
Mosuo social networks do not support universalist theories of gendered social relationships"
     Weijing Tang (Statistics & Data Science, Carnegie Mellon University)
Population-Level Balance in Signed Networks"
     Yuan Hsiao, Discussant (Communication, University of Washington)

Seminar - Measuring and understanding the dynamics of populations of scholars
12:30 pm 1:30 pm, jointly hosted with CSDE

     Emilio Zagheni (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany)
     Moderated by Sara Curran (Director, Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology)

Afternoon Scientific Session - Bias, Fairness, and Inequality in an Algorithmic Age
1:45 pm 
3:25 pm

     Chair: Sasha Johfre (Sociology & CSSS Core Faculty, University of Washington)
     James Chu (Sociology, Columbia University)
"Algorithmic Reinterpretations: College Rankings and Socioeconomic Self-Sorting"
     Razieh Nabi (Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Emory University)
Advancing Algorithmic Fairness: A Statistical Learning Approach with Fairness Constraints"
     Peter Hoff (Statistical Science, Duke University)
Fair inference in multilevel data analysis"
     Kosuke Imai, Discussant (Government, Statistics, Harvard University)

Closing Remarks
3:25 pm — 3:30 pm
     Elena Erosheva, Director, Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences

Anniversary Reception and Dinner*
5:00 pm 
7:00 pm

     Keynote address by John Ahlquist, (School of Global Policy and Strategy, University of California San Diego)
     *This event is by invitation only.

Attendance is free, but advance registration is required.