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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
Sugared fruit drinks as a sociobehavioral determinant of health in Alaska Native communities Donald Chi
What is driving low rates of childhood vaccination in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)? Roy Burstein

Past Seminars

Title Speaker Date
God is in the Details: A Reexamination of the Role of Religion in Economic Growth Chih Ming Tan, Economics, Tufts University
Controversies in Exit Polling: Implementing a racially stratified homogenous precinct approach Matt A. Barreto, Political Science, University of Washington
An overview of longitudinal latent class models Brian Flaherty, Psychology, University of Washington
Combining Ecological and Case-Control Data Jon Wakefield, Statistics and Biostatistics, University of Washington
Conceptual Metaphors and Empirical Leaps: Measuring Scientific Innovation and its Impact Erin Leahey, Sociology, University of Arizona
Bayesian Hierarchical Spatial Models with Applications Claudia Czado, Statistics, Munich University of Technology
An introduction to statnet: an R-based program for the statistical analysis and simulation of social networks Mark Handcock, Statistics and Sociology, University of Washington
Multi-way Tables with Fixed Marginal Totals" Adrian Dobra, Institute of Statistics and Decision Sciences, Duke University
Self-Rated Health among Foreign- and Native-Born Individuals: A Test of Comparability David Takeuchi, School of Social Work, University of Washington
Self-Rated Health among Foreign- and Native-Born Individuals: A Test of Comparability Emily Walton, School of Social Work, University of Washington
Self-Rated Health among Foreign- and Native-Born Individuals: A Test of Comparability Elena Erosheva, School of Social Work, University of Washington
Measuring National Environmental Performance: Statistical Considerations Tanja Srebotnjak, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Numerical issues associated with computation on the modern 32 bit computer Ron Schoenberg, Aptech Systems
The Demography of the Gombe Chimpanzees: An Analysis of 42 Years of Vital-Event Data James Holland Jones, Anthropological Sciences, Stanford University
Tad Blalock and the Statistical Characterization of Causal Structures Thomas Richardson, Statistics, University of Washington
Tad Blalock and the Statistical Characterization of Causal Structures Ann Blalock Lenski, Statistics, University of Washington
Who dies in flu pandemics?: Lessons from the 1918 'Spanish' Flu Andrew Noymer, University of California, Berkeley
Statistical Issues in the 2004 Washington Gubernatorial Election Contest Chris Adolph, Political Science, University of Washington
Statistical Issues in the 2004 Washington Gubernatorial Election Contest Mark Handcock, Statistics and Sociology, University of Washington
Carnegie Project on Teacher Impact Jerald Herting, Sociology and Nursing, University of Washington
Payday Loans Assaf Oron, Statistics, University of Washington
A simple and versatile capture-recapture method for "one-sample" data, with applications Devon Brewer, Interdiscipinary Scientific Research
A simple and versatile capture-recapture method for "one-sample" data, with applications John M. Roberts, University of New Mexico
Bootstrapping for Learning Statistics Tim Hesterberg, Insightful Corporation
Random Effects Models for Social Network Analysis and their Goodness-of-Fit Marijtje van Duijn, University of Groningen
Modeling Interaction Effects with Product Variables Lowell Hargens, Sociology, University of Washington
Evolutionary Equilibria in Computer Networks Oliver Schulte, School of Computing Science, Simon Fraser University
Are Direct Democracies more Responsive to Voter Preferences? Christina Gathman, Economics, Stanford University
A Primer on Bayesian Methods, Part II Adrian Raftery, Statistics and Sociology, University of Washington
A Primer on Bayesian Methods, Part I Peter Hoff, Statistics, University of Washington
Two-Part Regression Models for Health Care Costs Andrew Zhou, Biostatistics, University of Washington
"Randomization Inference with Natural Experiments: An Analysis of Ballot Effects in the 2003 California Recall Election" Kosuke Imai, Politics, Princeton University
What if we could use a Socially-defined Measure of Migration-Specific Social Capital? Randall Kuhn, Institute of Behavioral Science Population Program, University of Colorado at Boulder
Unified Bayesian Methods for Class Discovery and Variable Selection Mahlet Tadesse, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Overview of the CSSS Curriculum CSSS Core Faculty, CSSS, University of Washington
Exploring Heterogeneity In Irish Voting Data: A Mixture Modeling Approach Brendan Murphy, Statistics, Trinity College, Dublin
Probability Estimation by Minimizing Expected Risk Maya Gupta, Electical Engineering, University of Washington
Succession in the Temple: Central Banker Careers and the Politics of Appointment Chris Adolph, CSSS, Political Science, University of Washington
A Survey of Some Recent Research Topics at the Intersection of Game Theory, Economics, and Theoretical Computer Science Anna Karlin, Computer Science, University of Washington
A modification of the EM algorithm with applications to spatio-temporal modeling Stanislav Kolenikov, Statistics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
The Effect of Complex Sampling on Statistical Procedures in Social Science Research Stanislav Kolenikov, Statistics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
TBA Alejandro Murua, Statistics, University of Washington
On Potts Model Clustering, Kernel K-means, and Density Estimation Alejandro Murua, Statistics, University of Washington
Bayesian Approaches for Designing and Analyzing Stated Preference Data for Non-Market Valuation David Layton, Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington
Patterns of Thought Tara Madyhastha, Psychology, Facet Innovations
Patterns of Thought Earl Hunt, Psychology, University of Washington
Alternatives to GMM: Properties of Minimum Divergence Estimators Giuseppe Ragusa, Economics, University of California, San Diego
Alternatives to GMM: Properties of Minimum Divergence Estimators Giuseppe Ragusa, Economics, University of California, San Diego
Cutting Through the Noise: Tracking the Ups and Downs of the 2004 Presidential Race Samuel Wang, Molecular Biology and Program in Neuroscience, Princeton University
Rough and Lonely Road to Prosperity: A reexamination of the sources of growth in Africa using Bayesian Model Averaging Chris Papageorgiou, Economics, Louisiana State University
Models of Social and Biological Contagion: are Puma shoes some kind of virus? Peter Dodds, Institute for Social and Economic Research, Columbia University
A Gentle Introduction to Instrumental Variables Dick Startz, Economics, University of Washington
In Search of the Magic Lasso: The Truth about the Polygraph Stephen Fienberg, Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University
Local Robustness Analysis: Theory and Application Steven Durlau, Economics, University of Wisconsin
Do Consumer Complaints Reduce Policing? Evidence from the Cincinnati Police Department after the April 2001 Riot Lan Shi, Economics, University of Washington
Game Theory: A Brief Tutorial Sibel Sirakaya, Economics and Statistics, University of Washington
Assessment of model fit based on incomplete data Tamas Rudas, Statistics, Eotvos Lorand University
Digraph dynamics with heterogeneous vertices Michael Schweinberger, Sociology, University of Groningen
Quality and Inequality in Two-Sided Matching Markets James Moody, Sociology, Ohio State University
Average predictive effects for models with nonlinearity, interactions, and variance components Iain Pardoe, Lundquist School of Business University of Oregon
Average predictive effects for models with nonlinearity, interactions, and variance components Iain Pardoe, Decision Sciences, Lundquist School of Business University of Oregon
Bayesian Inference for Semiparametric Quantal Response Equilibrium Models Kevin Quinn, Government, Harvard University
Statistical Paternalism Bill Talbott, Philosophy, University of Washington
Assessing Specification Tests: A Cautionary Tale Scott Long, Sociology, Indiana University
National Latino and Asian American Study: Some Preliminary Results David Takeuchi, School of Social Work, University of Washington
Probabilistic Weather Forecasting: Statistical and Cognitive Aspects Adrian Raftery, Statistics and Sociology, University of Washington
Modeling world health outcomes at the turn of the century Alejandro Murua, Statistics, University of Washington
Representing Uncertainty in Latent Space Models of Occupational Segregation across Sex, Race, and Ethnic Groups Mark Handcock, Sociology, University of Washington
Representing Uncertainty in Latent Space Models of Occupational Segregation across Sex, Race, and Ethnic Groups Barbara Reskin, Sociology, University of Washington
Representing Uncertainty in Latent Space Models of Occupational Segregation across Sex, Race, and Ethnic Groups Lowell Hargens, Sociology, University of Washington
Representing Uncertainty in Latent Space Models of Occupational Segregation across Sex, Race, and Ethnic Groups Beth Hirsh, Sociology, University of Washington
Age-at-Marriage Patterns can emerge from individual mate-search heuristics Francesco Billari, Institute of Quantitative Methods, Universita Bocconi and IGIER
TBA TBA
The Effect of Residential Segregation on Interracial Friendship in Schools Ted Mouw, Sociology, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Beyond Right and Wrong: A Spatial Approach to Categorically Scored Objective Items Anne Thissen-Roe, Psychology, University of Washington
Beyond Right and Wrong: A Spatial Approach to Categorically Scored Objective Items Earl Hunt, Psychology, University of Washington
Deconstructing Symmetry Darryl Holman, Anthropology, University of Washington
Clicks, Clogs, and Customers: Predictive Modeling in E-business Andreas Weigend, Amazon.com
Determining the Effects of Teacher Education on P-12 Learning: Some Conceptual Issues Bill McDiarmid, Education, University of Washington
Statistical Game Theory Michael Chwe, Political Science, UCLA
"Partnering 'Out' and Fitting In: Residential Segregation and the Neighborhood Contexts of Mixed-Race Households Mark Ellis, Geography, University of Washington
Paper Autonomy, Private Ambition:Central Bankers' Careers and the Economy Christopher Adolph, Government, Harvard University
Spatial Heterogeneity and Tax Effort in Russia's Regions Avery Ke, Economics, University of Washington
Spatial Heterogeneity and Tax Effort in Russia's Regions Krisztina Nagy, Economics, University of Washington
Spatial Heterogeneity and Tax Effort in Russia's Regions Judy Thornton, Economics, University of Washington
A Statistical View of Learning in the Centipede Game Peter Hoff, Statistics, University of Washington
A Statistical View of Learning in the Centipede Game Anton Westveld, CSSS, University of Washington
Interviewer Effects in the Elicitation of Sexual and Drug Injection Partners Devon Brewer, Interdisciplinary Scientific Research and STD Program, Public Health-Seatle and King County
A New Approach to Measuring the Racial Impact of Redistricting Gary King, Government, Harvard University
A New Approach to Measuring the Racial Impact of Redistricting Andrew Gelman, Statistics, Columbia University
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

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).