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Seminars

The CSSS Seminar features local and visiting scholars presenting current research at the intersection of statistics and the social sciences.

Seminars are held on Wednesdays from 12:30–1:30 pm. Seminars are available to anyone interested and are being presented in a hybrid format.

To attend a seminar virtually, please register here.  An email with login information will be sent to you upon registration. 

Graduate students pursuing a CSSS track may receive credit by enrolling in CS&SS 590.

Questions? Contact CSSS (csss@uw.edu).

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Future Seminars

Title Speaker Time
Deconvolution in Networks, with Applications to Worker-Firm Data Stephane Bonhomme

Past Seminars

Title Speaker Date
A New Approach to Measuring the Racial Impact of Redistricting Jonathan Katz, Humanities & Sciences, California Institute of Technology
Marginal Modeling of Multilevel Binary Data with Time-Varying Covariates Patrick Heagarty, Biostatistics, University of Washington
Marginal Modeling of Multilevel Binary Data with Time-Varying Covariates Diana Miglioretti, Center for Health Statistics, Group Health Cooperative
Linking Random Graph and Loglinear Models of Networks Martina Morris, Statistics & Sociology, University of Washington
Linking Random Graph and Loglinear Models of Networks Steve Goodreau, CSSS and CFAR, University of Washington
Major, Minor and Internal Categories of PNAS Research Reports Elena Erosheva, Statistics and Social Work, University of Washington
A Markov Switching Model of Congressional Party Regimes Dick Startz, Economics, University of Washington
A Markov Switching Model of Congressional Party Regimes Bryan Jones, Political Science, University of Washington
Assessing the Effects of Measurement Error in Cross-National Social Research Eric Wibbels, Sociology, University of Washington
Assessing the Effects of Measurement Error in Cross-National Social Research Michael Hechter, Sociology, University of Washington
Assessing the Effects of Measurement Error in Cross-National Social Research Kevin Quinn, Political Science, University of Washington
Improved inference for the partially identified instrumental variables regression model Eric Zivot, Economics, University of Washington
Aggregate Demographic Uncertainty and Policy Risk Shripad Tuljapurkar, Biological Sciences, Stanford University
Axiomatic Foundations for Person-Tradeoffs John Miyamoto, Psychology, University of Washington
Association Models for a Multivariate Multinomial Response Peter Smith, Social Statistics, University of Southampton
Political Interactions in Central Asia: A Latent Space Analysis Peter Hoff, Statistics, University of Washington
Political Interactions in Central Asia: A Latent Space Analysis Mike Ward, Political Science, University of Washington
Quantitative Analysis of Intonation in an Endangered Language Alice Taff, Preventative Medicine, UC Davis
Quantitative Analysis of Intonation in an Endangered Language Thomas Richardson, Preventative Medicine, UC Davis
Quantitative Analysis of Intonation in an Endangered Language Jacob Wegelin, Epidemiology, UC Davis
The Census and the Supreme Court: Sampling and Imputation Lara Wolfson, World Health Organization
Women, Education, and Marriage in the United States Elaina Rose, Economics, University of Washington
Describing Sexual Partnerships: Issues, Approaches and (a little bit of) Data Jim Hughes, Biostatistics, University of Washington
Ecological Inference in Epidemiology Jon Wakefield, Biostatistics and Statistics, University of Washington
Why is Simpson's paradox a paradox? Thomas Richardson, Statistics, University of Washington
Statistical Inference in Constrained Models Ron Schoenberg, Applications Director, Aptech Systems
ModelingSocial Networks with Sampled or Missing Data Mark Handcock, Statistics, University of Washington
Exact goodness of fit tests with applications in the social sciences Julian Besag, Statistics, University of Washington
Settings in Social Networks: Representation by Latent Transitive Structures Martin Schweinberger, The Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Semiparametric Hierarchical Bayes Analysis of Discrete Panel Data with State Dependence Ivan Jeliazkov, Economics, Washington University, St Louis
Data Mining Conversational Cyberspace Marc Smith, Microsoft Research
Recidivism and Social Interactions Sibel Sirakaya
Efficient Semiparametric Estimation of Quantile Treatment Effects Sergio Firpo, Economics, University of California - Berkeley
Recidivism and Social Interactions Sibel Sirakaya
Efficient Semiparametric Estimation of Quantile Treatment Effects Sergio Firpo, Economics, University of California - Berkeley
Applications of growth-mixture modelling in violence research Karl Hill, Social Developement Research Group, University of Washington
Laws and their stability Marc Lange, Philosophy, University of Washington
The importance of statistical methodology for causal inferences with field experiments: evaluating voter mobilization strategies Kosuke Imai
Causal inference with general treatment regime generalizing the propensity score Kosuke Imai
Rent Destruction, Social Class, and the Earnings of Black and White Males, 1982-2000 Stephen Morgan, Sociology, Cornell University
The Impact of Labor Market Selectivity on the Gender Wage Gap Jen Hook, Sociology, University of Washington
The Impact of Labor Market Selectivity on the Gender Wage Gap Becky Pettit, Sociology, University of Washington
Sociology's Missing Matter: Modeling the Social Context of Employment, Marriage, and Networks John Allen Logan, Center for Demography and Ecology, University of Wisconsin
Accounting for degree distributions in empirical analysis of network dynamics Tom A.B. Snijders, ICS, University of Groningen
Networks and Neighborhoods: Modelling generalised network structure Philippa (Pip) Pattison, University of Melbourne
Does Asymmetric Power Help Agents Generate and Maintain Cooperation in Competitive Games? Stephen Majeski, Political Science, University of Washington
Using Large Data Sets to Improve Validity of the Implicit Association Test - A Latency Based Cognitive Measure Anthony Greenwald, Psychology,, University of Washington
Picturing Segregation: The Structure of Occupational Segregation by Race, Sex, Ethnicity and Hispanicity Barbara Reskin, Sociology, University of Washington
Picturing Segregation: The Structure of Occupational Segregation by Race, Sex, Ethnicity and Hispanicity Lowell Hargens, Sociology, University of Washington
Sexual Network Scaling and Epidemic Thresholds Jamie Jones, Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences and CFAR, University of Washington
Persistent Inequality? Models that Provide Clearer Answers Marc Scott, Humanities and the Social Sciences, New York University
What Do Randomized Studies of Housing Mobility Reveal? Michael Sobel, Sociology, Columbia University
Co-occurring Problem Behaviors Assessing Suicide Risk Among High Risk Adolescents: A Classification And Regression Tree Model Elaine Thompson, Psychosocial and Community Health, University of Washington
A Statistical Model of Voting in Structure Induced Equilibrium, with an Application to the U.S. Supreme Court Andrew Martin, Political Science, CSSS, Washington University in St. Louis, University of Washington
Data Mining for Viral Marketing Pedro Domingos, Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington
Understanding Human Variation in Initiation of Breastfeeding: A Mixture Model Analysis Darryl Holman, Anthropology, University of Washington
Analyzing Legislative Roll Call Data via Markov-chain Monte Carlo: Testing the Party Discipline Hypothesis Simon Jackman, Political Science, Stanford University
Sins of Commission vs. Sins of Omission: How Confounding Can be Induced by Including 'Irrelevant' Covariates in Regression Thomas Richardson, Statistics, University of Washington
Ecological Inference Revisited Jon Wakefield, Biostatistics and Statistics, University of Washington
Dynamic Panel Data Models: Theory and Applications Dylan Small, Statistics, Stanford University
Overdetermined Estimating Equations with Applications to Panel Data Dylan Small, Statistics, Stanford University
An Introduction to Multiple-Bias Modeling for Observational Data Analysis Sander Greenland, Epidemiology, University of California Los Angeles
Quantifying Biases in Causal Models: Classical Confounding Versus Collider-Stratification Bias Sander Greenland, Epidemiology, University of California Los Angeles
Designing Individually Tailored Preventive-Interventions and the Use of Clinical Judgment Susan Murphy, Statistics, University of Michigan
Accounting for Rater Variability and Dependence in Constructed Response Assessments Louis Mariano, Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University
Accounting for Information Accumulation and Rater Behavior in Constructed Response Student Assessments Louis Mariano, Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University
Latent Space Approaches to Network Analysis Peter Hoff, Statistics and CSSS, University of Washington
Modeling versatility in sexual repertoire and HIV incidence among Peruvian gay men Steve Goodreau, Allergy and Infectious Diseases, University of Washington
Using Statistical Models to Understand Functional Disability Among The Elderly Elena Erosheva, Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University
The GoM Model: Latent Class Representation and Implications for Bayesian Estimation" Elena Erosheva, Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University
Explaining Differences in the Gender Wage Gap Across the States Heidi Hartmann, Institute for Women's Policy Research
Predicting Dropouts: Boosting Algorithms and the Identification of Academically At-Risk Youth Paul LePore, Sociology, University of Washington
Measuring Latent Preferences in the Presence of Strategic Interaction Kevin Quinn, Political Science and CSSS, University of Washington
Applications of Hierarchical Modeling to Quality Assessment in Education and Health David Draper, Applied Mathematics and Statistics, University of California Santa Cruz
How Much Does the Far Future Matter? A Hierarchical Bayesian Analysis of the Public's Willingness to Mitigate Ecological Impacts of Climate Change David Layton, Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington
Data Say Nothing at All: A Plea for Honesty in the Packaging of Statistics Sander Greenland, Epidemiology, University of California Los Angeles
The Enduring Problem of Error in Network Data, and Some Thoughts on What to Do About It Carter Butts, Social and Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University
The Determinants of Union Status and Partner Choice Elaina Rose, Economics, University of Washington
A Latent Curve Model for Longitudinal Data With Application to Wage Inequality Mark Handcock, Statistics, University of Washington
The Intensity Score Approach to Adjusting for Confounding Babette Brumback, Biostatistics, University of Washington
Rethinking Strategies for Estimating Demographic Parameters from Incomplete Data: Applications to Anthropological Demography and Conservation Biology James Jones, Center for AIDS and STD, University of Washington
Hearing About A Job: A Labor Market Simulation Katherine Stovel, Sociology, University of Washington
"Statistics Education and Practice: Perusing the Past, Embracing the Present, and Charting the Future Richard L. Scheaffer, Statistics, University of Florida
Bridging Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches in the Study of Democracy Hyojoung Kim, Sociology, University of Washington
Mining Social Networks Pedro Domingos, Computer Science and Engineering,, University of Washington
Assessing Causal Quantities from Experimental and Nonexperimental Data Judea Pearl, Computer Science and Statistics, UCLA
Analyzing Choice of Transportation Mode using Spatial Binary Regression Claudia Czado, University of Technology
The Comparative Measurement of Individual Values Michael Hechter, Sociology, University of Washington
Inequality in Lifetime Risks of Incarceration Becky Pettit, Sociology, University of Washington
National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network: What It Is and What Roles for Statisticians Dennis Donovan, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington
Wrestling with Sample Selection Bias in Family Migration Research William A.V.Clark, Geography, UCLA
Wrestling with Sample Selection Bias in Family Migration Research Suzanne Withers, Geography, University of Washington
The Dimensions of Voting on the U.S. Supreme Court Andrew D. Martin, Political Science, University of St. Louis
The Dimensions of Voting on the U.S. Supreme Court Kevin Quinn, Political Science, University of Washington
Combining Survey and Population Data for Estimation and Simulation of Demographic Processes Michael Rendall, Sociology, Pennsylvania State University
Accountability: Measuring the Effect and Effectiveness of the Regulation of Air Quality Gerald Van Belle, Biostatistics and Environmental Health, University of Washington
The Coevolution of Individual Behaviors and Social Institutions Astrid Hopfensitz, Mathematics, University of Ulm
The Coevolution of Individual Behaviors and Social Institutions Samuel Bowles, Behavioral Sciences Program, Santa Fe Institute
Statistical Inference for Deterministic Simulation Models: The Bayesian Melding Approach Adrian Raftery, Statistics and Sociology, University of Washington
Ecological Inference For 2 x 2 Tables Jon Wakefield, Biostatistics and Statistics, University of Washington

The CSSS Seminar features local and visiting scholars presenting current research at the intersection of statistics and the social sciences.

Seminars are held on Wednesdays from 12:30–1:30 pm in Savery 409. Seminars are available to anyone interested and are presented in a hybrid format.

To attend a seminar virtually, please register here.  An email with login information will be sent to you upon registration. 

To join in-person in Savery 409, please register here prior to attending. 

Graduate students pursuing a CSSS track may receive credit by enrolling in CS&SS 590.

Sign up for our mailing list below to hear announcements of upcoming seminar speakers. Questions? Contact CSSS (csss@uw.edu).