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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

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Past Seminars

Title Speaker Date
Hierarchical Modeling of Longitudinal Trade Networks Peter Hoff, Statistics and Biostatistics, University of Washington
Probabilistic Projections of HIV Prevalence Using Bayesian Melding Adrian Raftery, Statistics and Sociology, University of Washington
Respondent-Driven Sampling: Risks and Benefits Of A Novel Sampling Strategy W. Whipple Neely, Statistics, University of Washington
Discrete Exponential Family Models for Residential Settlement and Segregation Miruna Petrescu-Prahova, Statistics, University of Washington
The Determinants of Sex-Selective Abortions Claus Portner, Economics, University of Washington
Latent Pathways to Adulthood and their Associations with Alcohol, Tobacco, and Marijuana Abuse and Dependence Sabrina Oesterle, School of Social Work, University of Washington
Cohort Analysis in Social Research: What's New? Yang Yang, Sociology, University of Chicago
Propensity Score Matching to Recover Latent Experiments: Diagnostics and Asymptotics Ben Hansen, Statistics, University of Michigan
Bayesian Graphical Models for Combining Multiple Data Sources, with Applications in Environmental Epidemiology Sylvia Richardson, Biostatistics, Imperial College, United Kingdom
Getting Ahead in the Communist Party: Explaining the Advancement of Central Committee Members in China Chris Adolph, Political Science, University of Washington
Time Varying Networks: Reverse Engineering and Analyzing Rewiring Social and Genetic Interactions Eric Xing, Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
Handling Sparsity via the Horseshoe Carlos Calvalho, Econometrics & Statistics, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Estimation of Robust Demographic Time-series with Noisy Data for Developing Countries: Selected Cases Studies from Africa and Asia Patrick Gerland, Population Division, United Nations
Prior Elicitation and Variable Selection in High Dimensional Regression Models Mayetri Gupta, Biostatistics, Boston University
Logistic Regression with Distributed Databases Aleksandra Slavkovic, Statistics, Penn State University
The Accuracy of Online Surveys with Non-probability Samples of People who Volunteer to do Surveys for Money Jon A. Krosnick, Humanities and Social Sciences, Stanford University
Presentation of CSSS courses for 2009-2010 academic year CSSS
Sequential Sampling for Binary Sequences Ian Dinwoodie, Statistical Sciences, Duke University
Empirical Comparisons of Computer Models for Stellar Evolution David van Dyk, Statistics, University of California, Irvine
Estimating Sparse Network Models Bala Rajaratnam, Statistics, Stanford University
Recommender Systems for Fun and Profit Chris Volinsky, Statistics Research, AT&T Research
Recommender Systems for Fun and Profit Chris Volinsky, Statistics Research Department, At&t
Probabilistic Forecasting: Ensemble Model Output Statistics using Heteroskedastic Censored Regression Thordis Thorarinsdottir, Statistics, University of Washington
Probabilistic Forecasting: Ensemble Model Output Statistics using Heteroskedastic Censored Regression Thordis Thorarinsdottir, Statistics, University of Washington
Estimation from Network-Based Respondent-Driven Sampling Krista Gile, Statistics, University of Oxford
Analysis of the Binary Instrumental Variable Model (Part Two) Thomas Richardson, Statistics, University of Washington
Analysis of the Binary Instrumental Variable Model (Part Two) Thomas Richardson, Statistics, University of Washington
Toward a Solution of the Near-Degeneracy Problem of Exponential-Family Random Graph Models Michael Schweinberger, Statistics, University of Washington
A simulation approach to the inverse problem: Tunnel detection via gravity Caren Marzban, Statistics, University of Washington
A simulation approach to the inverse problem: Tunnel detection via gravity Caren Marzban, Statistics, University of Washington
Analysis of Longitudinal Crime Patterns Elena Erosheva, Statistics and Social Work, University of Washington
Multivariate analyses of joint effects of prenatal alcohol exposure and socioeconomic factors on a battery of neurocognitive tests at 21 years of age Paul Sampson, Statistics, University of Washington
Adjusting for Network Size and Composition Effects in Exponential Random Graph Models Pavel Krivitsky, Statistics, University of Washington
Analysis of the binary instrumental variable model Thomas Richardson, Statistics, University of Washington
Measuring Expectations in Options Markets: An application to the S&P 500 Index Abel Rodriguez, Applied Mathematics & Statistics, University of California at Santa Cruz
Measuring Expectations in Options Markets: An application to the S&P 500 Index Abel Rodriguez, Applied Mathematics & Statistics, University of California, Santa Cruz
Horwitz-Thompson Estimation for Semiparametric Models and Two-phase Stratified Samples, with Application to Case-Cohort Studies Norman Breslow, Biostatistics, University of Washington
Graphical Models, Multivariate Regression and Sparsity, with Applications to Prediction and Macroeconomic Growth Determinant Uncertainty Alex Lenkoski, Statistics, University of Washington
(Dis)incentives for getting ahead? Longitudinal evidence on combined marginal tax rates facing low-income working families Jennifer L. Romich, Social Work, University of Washington
Using Latent Class Analysis to Identify Cigarette Smoking Patterns in US National Data Brian P. Flaherty, Psychology, University of Washington
Assessing the performance of respondent-driven sampling under (reasonably) realistic conditions. Matthew Salganik, Sociology, Princeton University
Sampling for Conditional Inference on Multiway Tables Yuguo Chen, Statistics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Exploring the interrelationships between life course domains: An approach based upon sequence analysis Raffaella Piccarreta, Decision Sciences, Universita' L.Bocconi
Detecting Cognitive Fatigue from Electroencephalographic Signals Raquel Prado, Applied Mathematics and Statistics, University of California, Santa Cruz
Do Campaigns Ads Really Work? The Effectiveness of Targeted Ads in the 2008 Presidential Election: A Controlled Experiment Matt A. Barreto, Political Science, University of Washington
Partitioning Signed Networks Patrick Doreian, Sociology, University of Pittsburgh
Presentation of CSSS courses for 2008-2009 academic year CSSS Faculty, University of Washington
How much do you want to avoid Simpson's paradox? Tamas Rudas, Statistics, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest
Analysis of Employment Termination Time Data with Competing Risks" Mara Tableman, Mathematics & Statistics, Portland State University
Issues in Multiple Imputation of Missing Data Paul D. Allison, Sociology, University of Pennsylvania
Population Projection in the Context of HIV/AIDS: Application of Bayesian Melding to a Cohort Component Projection Model with HIV Sam Clark, Sociology, University of Washington
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Adaptive Partial Innovation: Coping With Ambiguity Through Diversification Charles F. Manski, Economics and Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University
The Relationship Between First Imprisonment and Criminal Career Development: A Matched Samples Comparison Daniel Nagin, Public Policy and Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University
Bayesian Aspects of Lasso Regression Chris Hans, Statistics, The Ohio State University
Graphical Modelling in Multivariate Time Series and Matrix Data Analysis Mike West, Statistical Science, Duke University
Applications of Functional Data analysis to Proteomics and Genomics Data Bani Mallick, Statistics, Texas A&M, College Station
Sample Attrition in the Presence of Population Attrition" Seik Kim, Economics and CSDE, University of Washington
Attitude Instability Due to Ambivalence: A Reconsideration of Recent Evidence Garett Glasgow, Political Science, University of California, Santa Barbara
Calibration estimators and semiparametric models Thomas Lumley, Biostatistics, University of Washington
Capsules of Information Possessed by Individuals: Their Value in Estimating the Effect of Public Intervention Programs Yonatan Eyal, Economics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Estimating Missing Values in Cross-Sectional Time Series: Application of Pattern Recognition Christopher J.L. Murray, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington
Markov Logic: A Rich Modeling Language for Social Networks Pedro Domingos, Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington
Understanding and Using Forecast Uncertainty Information in the Context of Weather Related Decision Making Susan Joslyn, Psychology, University of Washington
Maximum Likelihood Estimation in Latent Class Models For Contingency Table Data Stephen E. Fienberg, Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University
Recidivism Among Drug Trafficking Probationers and Social Interactions Sibel Sirakaya, Economics and Statistics, University of Washington
On the Effect of Prior Assumptions in Bayesian Model Averaging with Applications to Growth Regression Mark F.J. Steel, Statistics, University of Warwick
Estimation of Semiparametric Models in the Presence of Endogeneity and Sample Selection Ivan Jeliazkov, Economics, University of California, Irvine
Are Consumers Forward-looking? Dick Startz, Economics, University of Washington
The Multiple Adaptations of Multiple Imputation Jerome P. Reiter, Statistical Science, Duke University
Log-linear models for Gene Interactions Valen E. Johnson, Biostatistics and Applied Mathematics, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
Bayes Net Structure Learning from Uncertain Interventions Kevin P. Murphy, Computer Science and Statistics, University of British Columbia
An Economic Model of Friendship: Homophily, Minorities and Segregation Matthew Jackson, Economics, Stanford University
A New, Improved BIC M.J. (Susie) Bayarri, Statistics and Operations Research, University of Valencia
Testing Co-Evolution of Discrete Traits with Markov Evolutionary Reward Processes Vladimir Minin, Statistics, University of Washington
Loss Functions for Interval Estimation Kenneth Rice, Biostatistics, University of Washington
Bayesian Clustering for Row Effects Models Claudia Tarantola, Economics and Quantitative Methods, University of Pavia, Italy
A Statistical Spacings Model to Infer Regions of Loss of Heterozygosity Stanley Pounds, Biostatistics, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Bayesian Variable Selection and Data Integration for Biological Regulatory Networks Shane T. Jensen, Statistics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Measuring the Effects of Social Context on Policy Attitudes Rodolfo Espino, Political Science, Arizona State University
Overview of CSSS Graduate Program, Course offerings, and Math Camp Affiliates , University of Washington
Overview of CSSS Graduate Program, Course offerings, and Math Camp CSSS Faculty, University of Washington
How to Read 100 Million Blogs (and How to Classify Deaths without Physicians) Gary King, Government, Harvard University
Indirect Robust Inference with Application to Diffusion Models Veronika Czellar, Economics, University of Washington and Swiss National Science Foundation
Time-Clocks, Employee Swipe Behavior and Implications for Wage and Hour Litigation Nathan Woods, Economist, Welch Consulting
A Bayesian Hierarchical Framework for Spatial Modeling of fMRI Data Brian Caffo, Biostatistics, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
Bayesian Models of Human Learning and Inference Josh Tenenbaum, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Wavelets in Biomedical Data Analysis: Scaling and FANOVA in Applications Brani Vidakovic, Georgia Institute of Technology
Functional Annotation and Phenotype Characterization by Integrative Network Analysis Jasmine Zhou, Biological Sciences and Computer Science, University of Southern California
Divided Government and Public Attitudes Towards Institutions Gary Segura, Political Science, University of Washington
A DDP Model for Survival Regression Wesley Johnson, Statistics, University of California at Irvine
Tufte without tears: Simple tools for visual exploration and presentation of regression models Chris Adolph, Political Science and CSSS, University of Washington
Bayesian density regression with applications David Dunson, Statistics, Duke University
Integrating System Engineering Methods into Reliability Estimates Andrew Koehler, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Joint Modeling of Longitudinal and Event-Time Data Jane-Ling Wang, Statistics, University of California at Davis
Modeling Legislative Speech in the US Senate Kevin Quinn, Government, Harvard University
The Web as an Object of Study Kirsten Foot, Communications, University of Washington
Mining Search Query Logs: Helping Users Help Yhemselves Silviu Cucerzan, Microsoft Corporation
Statistical Inference for the Nested Session Design in Experimental Economics Assaf Eliyahu-Oron, Statistics, University of Washington
On the Existence of the MLE for Log-Linear Models Alessandro Rinaldo, Carnegie Mellon University

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).